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I consistently hear folks telling me they plan to dethatch their lawn in the spring, despite my continual warnings against this practice. Many of our clients believe our treatments simply won’t work as well if they don’t first dethatch; that the applied products will not reach the soil. However,...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
Vole and mole damage is most visible in the spring and fall, often damaging lawns and ornamental landscapes with their feeding/burrowing activities. Voles often create shallow tunnels on the surface of the lawn that become visible as snow melts (see above photo). Voles are plump little critters and...Read More
I see lots of folks who stop mowing their lawns in October. But to properly prepare your lawn for winter, the final cut for NH and VT lawns should be from early to late November. The final November mowing should be short, 1.5 to 1.75”. Why mow short as the last cut? Grass can keep growing under...Read More
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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