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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
sunscald 3
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
While grubs were discussed in my last post and are the most widely known lawn pest, little is known about the equally (if not more) damaging chinch bug.  I just visited a lawn this week and found the homeowner perplexed over the spotty brown patches amongst tufts of still green grass. (That’s his...Read More

Autumn Lawn Care

October beckons more treats than tricks when it comes to attending to your home or commercial lawn this fall.  After a brutal summer of drought and record-setting heat, October is your best last chance to make repairs before winter because the soil is warm and competitors like annual weeds are dead...Read More
Winter Kill on a lawn
While Vermont and New Hampshire are not suffering through a long-term drought like California, we are experiencing an official drought in many locations, especially in NH. Compounding the problem for lawns is the current high heat. Not only was the spring recovery period skipped, lawns are now into drought...Read More

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