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
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
Due to the ongoing wet, cold weather and late snow melt, lawns, especially those seeded last year, are experiencing serious damage from pink snow mold and winter kill. Affected lawn areas are almost completely matted and appear wet, pink, and or tan/white. Standing water, rain and current low temperatures...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
As seed catalogs arrive, we get a peek into the not-so-distant future of gardening, and more importantly for some of us, enjoying our beloved lawns. As the outdoors remains in a frozen cold state of affairs, dreaming about colorful flowers, shrubs and vibrant green grass is the joy that gets us by until...Read More
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