Summer Heat
No Mowing No one should be mowing their lawn for the next week. The damage that would be inflicted on the grass would not be worth the visual gain. Any equipment used on a lawn when the air temperature is above 85-90° will surely leave wheel marks in addition to massive moisture loss from the cut...Read More
Lawn mower on lush green grass on a summer day under a blue sky.
How we mow and when we mow is far more important to your lawn’s health than you may realize. Cool Soil: Think of your lawn as a little forest. The denser the tree canopy, the more shade is provided below. The same theory goes for your lawn. The higher the mowing height, the more shade below, and...Read More
This beautiful weather is wonderful, but the ‘abnormal dry or drought conditions’ * in most of New Hampshire have put many lawns into Stage 1-3 drought stress. The green lawns that homeowners naturally expect to see in mid-June are instead very dry. Most of the drought stress is in what we call ‘hot...Read More
Crabgrass
Although the title of this blog post may make you think of a horror film, crabgrass does in fact have wicked tendencies! It is an opportunistic plant that will seek to take a foothold in any lawn, and once established, requires deliberate and consistent counter measures to reduce or remove from your...Read More
Many lawns need to have sections reseeded in the spring due to plow and ice damage as well as winter kill. While the intentions are good, there are some serious pitfalls that should be taken into consideration prior to spring seeding. Soil Temperature Cold soil, even if perceived bare and ready,...Read More
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