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Aweful scalped lawn

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
Chinch
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
Grub
If you have a sunny lawn, you may have already suffered the wrath of grubs.  If you have not yet experienced grub damage and have a sunny location, please give serious consideration to grub control “insurance” by applying a preventative product. Unseen by you, there are at least six types of...Read More
Green moss on the ground

Moss In Your Lawn

Moss is a very common and widespread issue affecting home lawns to varying degrees. Most home owners either have moss now or will notice a slow invasion of it over time as the micro-climate changes and turf thins. Moss exists because grass has lost the battle for a variety of reasons which I will discuss...Read More
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