Posts Tagged ‘vt lawn care’

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
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Spring seeding

Once spring has arrived, everyone loves to throw down some seed on their lawn.  Who can resist getting outside with warmer temperatures, plump robins bobbing along and cobalt blue skies? Putting seed down in the spring is therapy for the soul while looking ahead to more green on trees, shrubs, and...Read More
Flying honeybee collecting pollen at cherry blossoms.
This post was first published on Feb. 4, 2016. This updated version is from the Chippers spring newsletter. No corrections in content have been made; this is just a bit more concise and has information about the surprising issues with organic options and the treatment for grubs. The original Feb. 4 posting...Read More
Correct mowing is the absolute most critical factor when it comes to high summer temperatures and not adding stress already present due to heat and reduced rainfall.  One low cut below 2” can nearly instantly brown-out a lawn within hours.  The lower the cut, the more damage is done as the cut lets...Read More
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