I consistently hear folks telling me they plan to dethatch their lawn in the spring, despite my continual warnings against this practice. Many of our clients believe our treatments simply won’t work as well if they don’t first dethatch; that the applied products will not reach the soil. However,...Read More
Vole and mole damage is most visible in the spring and fall, often damaging lawns and ornamental landscapes with their feeding/burrowing activities. Voles often create shallow tunnels on the surface of the lawn that become visible as snow melts (see above photo). Voles are plump little critters and...Read More

An Early Spring?

An early spring offers fantastic opportunities for outdoor projects including spring clean ups, repairs, garden work and my favorite: lawn prep. With most New England areas having very little remaining snow, the prospect of getting outside soon seems more realistic each and every day, despite it being...Read More
While grubs were discussed in my last post and are the most widely known lawn pest, little is known about the equally (if not more) damaging chinch bug.  I just visited a lawn this week and found the homeowner perplexed over the spotty brown patches amongst tufts of still green grass. (That’s his...Read More
If you have a sunny lawn, you may have already suffered the wrath of grubs.  If you have not yet experienced grub damage and have a sunny location, please give serious consideration to grub control “insurance” by applying a preventative product. Unseen by you, there are at least six types of...Read More
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