I have been called to review a half dozen lawns just this week and found the homeowners perplexed over expanding brown patches that appear as drought/heat stress - perhaps even grubs. The photo above is one such example. However, this damage is from chinch bugs, very small insects found in the lawn’s...Read More
Unhealthy Lawn.
While there are a wide variety of reasons why your lawn’s appearance is less than spectacular, there are some basic underlying issues that are a common thread, whether it be a quick or slow demise of the home lawn. Regardless of how the damage occurred, the result will be the same - lost turf will...Read More
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
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