Posts Tagged ‘Crabgrass’

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The best way to control crabgrass is to have a healthy, thick lawn.  Granted, this is the longer term solution, but entirely reachable. In the meantime, there are measures you can take in the spring and throughout the summer to keep crabgrass in check while you continue to build a healthy lawn. Spring...Read More
Fall is the best month to help repair damage caused by summer heat and drought.
I’ve said it time and time again, 2015 has been a really tough year on New England lawns. As the New Year rolled in with bone-chilling cold and tons of snow, our winter certainly continued through February. A wintery March came and went while snow banks lingered well into April in many towns. The next...Read More
Red Thread is a very common disease during the summer.
However, a living landscape is much different then ordering your coffee with extra sugar in the morning. Living plants, including grass, are not easily changed by your desires or a swipe of your debit card. This mindset is hard to break evidenced by, “If my lawn is treated today, it had better respond...Read More
Crabgrass in a lawn

Crabgrass Q & A

Q. It’s April and my lawn is full of crabgrass, what can I do?   A. Crabgrass is an annual plant and does not even germinate in NH and VT until mid or late May. Any grasses you see now and suspect are crabgrass, are not. They are perennial grasses and may appear to look like crabgrass. This...Read More
An established lawn looking great after topdressing and seeding.
As summer winds down, I hear a lot of folks saying they always like to wait until September or October to begin lawn repairs. My response is, “Why wait until fall”? While fall is ideal for many lawn repairs after a hot, wet or dry summer, (seeding, topdressing, aeration, and over seeding), a wetter,...Read More
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