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
Having a healthy green lawn is important for a host of reasons, such as increased home value, improved outdoor aesthetics and an enhanced quality of life. But these benefits cannot come at the cost of potentially harming local waterways. In NH, there are very specific professional guidelines and rules...Read More
Occasionally we are asked to “slow down” when applying lawn products, whether it be spraying by hand or using a push or motorized spreader. Naturally, we assume that’s because there is a concern that the product is not being properly applied. However, the key factors in how much product is being...Read More
I find there is some confusion between crabgrass and other annual grassy weeds versus perennial grassy weeds such as orchard grass and quack grass. This is especially the case in the spring when crabgrass, an annual, has not even germinated or is very small, yet everyone thinks they have crabgrass. This...Read More
By definition, a weed is a plant out of place and unwanted and is therefore the focus of eradication methods. While some folks may be okay with an entire lawn composed entirely of crabgrass, most homeowners loath crabgrass! This blog focuses on the art and science of reducing and hopefully removing this...Read More
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