How to spot grubs and billbugs in your lawn

In the summer months lawns often show signs of the heat, with brown spots and other problems occasionally appearing. While some brown spots may be the result of underwatering, oftentimes there may be other issues. Many so-called dead or brown spots in the lawn may actually be the result of an insect damaging your lawn. Grubs…

Why pre-emergent is the best way to prevent weeds

The snow is gone and now is the time to start thinking about the most important step in keeping your lawn free of weeds: the pre-emergent application. Pre-emergent is a product that prevents weeds from starting, mainly crabgrass, spurge and oxalis. But why so early? Along the Wasatch Front crabgrass germinates from mid-April to late May,…

5 reasons why you should aerate your lawn

The weather is starting to get better and flowers are starting to bloom, which means it’s time to get your lawn ready for the season.  And one of the best ways to get your lawn in check is to get it aerated and jumpstart a healthy lawn. The following are 5 reasons why you should…

7 tips to get your yard ready for spring

Preparing Preparing our lawns for early spring green up should really start in late fall to early winter. A winterizer application should have been made anytime after about the second week in October.  This allows the roots to take in the nutrients and store them for the following spring. As the snow melts and the…

Weedless Wednesday: Oxalis

One of the most difficult weeds to control is oxalis. This little “red clover” with a yellow flower loves the lawn and garden, particularly when the temperatures are hot. It is one of the most aggressive and persistent weeds that plagues homeowners. And unless you’re diligent in trying to eliminate this weed, it will continue…