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
With our weather predicted to enter the upper 80’s next week, perhaps higher, many lawns already infected with leaf spot disease will be susceptible and at risk for thinning, wilting, and or browning. The excessively wet and cold weather for the past six weeks has created tender, succulent grass...Read More

August Lawn Advice

August is actually a great month to help your lawn but is often overshadowed with end-of-summer vacations and getting the kids ready for school. August is a time to start lawn repairs, aerate, overseed and treat for damaging insects like sod webworm, chinch bugs, and even grubs. Regarding weeds, August...Read More
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