The undisputed best time of year to aerate and seed a lawn is in the fall. Warm soils, cool nights and dying annual weeds make fall conditions the ideal time for aeration combined with overseeding as well as general lawn seeding. Versus Spring Unlike fall, spring soils are cold and packed full of...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
By definition, a weed is a plant out of place and unwanted and is therefore the focus of eradication methods. While some folks may be okay with an entire lawn composed entirely of crabgrass, most homeowners loath crabgrass! This blog focuses on the art and science of reducing and hopefully removing this...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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