October Lawns

October Lawns

If thinking about May brings back fond memories of green grass, then October is a key month for you and your lawn. With October’s warm soil, reduced insect/weed pressure, cooler days, and turf that is storing up energy reserves for winter, there are many beneficial steps you can take now to prepare...Read More
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Summer Lawn Tips

As we move into hotter summer weather, what you do or don’t do to your lawn can have an enormous impact on its quality and color. Here are a few summer lawn tips that can either prevent or reduce unnecessary browning. Mowing Since grass is comprised mainly of water, mowing it when hot or dry can...Read More
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Are you seeing sections of your lawn where the grass has turned a light tan color and looks like straw?  Your lawn is suffering from sunscald and localized acute drought stress.   In central and southern VT and NH, the weather of the last two weeks has caused this phenomenon. We had cool,...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
Snow Mold

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

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