Posts Tagged ‘snow mold’

Many lawns need to have sections reseeded in the spring due to plow and ice damage as well as winter kill. While the intentions are good, there are some serious pitfalls that should be taken into consideration prior to spring seeding. Soil Temperature Cold soil, even if perceived bare and ready,...Read More

Winter is Harsh on Lawns

Season's greetings from all of us here at Chippers! A typical New England winter can spell trouble for a lawn: extreme cold, ice, high foot traffic, snow mold disease, rock salt, and plows. If that is not enough, voles can eat your grass underneath the snow cover, only to be discovered in the spring...Read More
Dry spring lawn
While Vermont and New Hampshire are not suffering through a long-term drought like California, we are certainly experiencing a very dry spring. This lack of rain can cause serious lawn damage.  Watering your dry lawn this spring is a good idea to reduce possible long term damage. Lawns do not have...Read More
Fall is an excellent time to repair your lawn. Especially after experiencing a ten year heat record this past summer.  Regardless of what went wrong, having a game plan now is critical toward taking advantage of warm autumn soil, cool nights, and ample rainfall.  This typical weather combination makes...Read More
Most lawn diseases are fungal in nature, appearing from early spring to late fall, manifesting from minor discoloration to swift turf death, such as in brown patch disease. Turf diseases are very difficult to diagnose in a home lawn due in part to the complex nature of the appearance as it relates...Read More
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