Spring Seeding

Once spring has arrived, everyone loves to throw down some seed on their lawn.  Who can resist getting outside with warmer temperatures, plump robins bobbing along and cobalt blue skies? Putting seed down in the spring is therapy for the soul while looking ahead to more green on trees, shrubs, and...Read More
The best way to control crabgrass is to have a healthy, thick lawn.  Granted, this is the longer term solution, but entirely reachable. In the meantime, there are measures you can take in the spring and throughout the summer to keep crabgrass in check while you continue to build a healthy lawn. Spring...Read More

Pink Snow Mold

With the recent cold, wet spring we have had in VT and NH, pink snow mold has become very noticeable in lawns. Pink snow mold appears as small, pink patches of lightly matted turf - especially in wet areas or susceptible grasses like rye or tall fescue. Upon closer inspection, the grass blades often...Read More

Moss In Your Lawn

Moss is a very common and widespread issue affecting home lawns to varying degrees. Most home owners either have moss now or will notice a slow invasion of it over time as the micro-climate changes and turf thins. Moss exists because grass has lost the battle for a variety of reasons which I will discuss...Read More
This post was first published on Feb. 4, 2016. This updated version is from the Chippers spring newsletter. No corrections in content have been made; this is just a bit more concise and has information about the surprising issues with organic options and the treatment for grubs. The original Feb. 4 posting...Read More
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