Posts Tagged ‘winter damage’

An Early Spring?

An early spring offers fantastic opportunities for outdoor projects including spring clean ups, repairs, garden work and my favorite: lawn prep. With most New England areas having very little remaining snow, the prospect of getting outside soon seems more realistic each and every day, despite it being...Read More
As seed catalogs arrive, we get a peek into the not-so-distant future of gardening, and more importantly for some of us, enjoying our beloved lawns. As the outdoors remains in a frozen cold state of affairs, dreaming about colorful flowers, shrubs and vibrant green grass is the joy that gets us by until...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

Pink Snow Mold

With the recent cold, wet spring we have had in VT and NH, pink snow mold has become very noticeable in lawns. Pink snow mold appears as small, pink patches of lightly matted turf - especially in wet areas or susceptible grasses like rye or tall fescue. Upon closer inspection, the grass blades often...Read More
While Vermont and New Hampshire are not suffering through a long-term drought like California, we are experiencing an official drought in many locations, especially in NH. Compounding the problem for lawns is the current high heat. Not only was the spring recovery period skipped, lawns are now into drought...Read More
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