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. ┬áThis allows the roots to take in the nutrients and store them for the following spring. As the snow melts and the…

Lawn Disease: Necrotic Ring Spot

Every year we see more lawns suffering from a soil-borne fungus called Necrotic Ring Spot. The name comes from the dead or yellow “rings” that appear in the lawn. Unlike fairy ring, which have a dark green ring, necrotic ring spot kills the grass. This fungus, however, only affects Kentucky bluegrass. Unfortunately, once it appears…

Weedless Wednesday: Crabgrass

Crabgrass is one of the most common weeds in our lawns. A cousin to corn, this grassy weed grows quickly and can take over if left untreated. It is a low-growing, summer annual that spreads by seed and from rootings of nodes that lie on the soil. In summer, with the warm days, it can…

Getting your yard ready for spring

Spring is here and it is time to get everything in order. Getting things in order early is the best way to prevent many of the common problems associated with your yard. The following are a few helpful tips to get your yard in order: Proper mowing practices By far, mowing is the most time-consuming…