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Stop Mowing the Lawn

When You Can Stop Mowing the Lawn

(hint: it may be sooner than you expect)

Summer has been a scorcher in the northeast this year. For many lawns, the harsh temperatures and lack of rainfall put the grass into a dormant state. This means there probably wasn’t a lot of lawn growing or mowing going on, and that’s okay. While it may pick back up in the fall, the lawn is set to go dormant again in the winter. This leads to the question, when can you stop mowing the lawn? The answer is simple. Read more

Japanese Beetles

Is Japanese Beetle Season Over?

Yes & No

While summer may be winding down, some summertime garden pests continue to get their fill of your yard. Even though you may not see as many Japanese beetles around, it doesn’t mean they’re not there. In fact, this is the time of year when it’s their larvae you need to worry about. Read more

Summer Lawn Watering Tips

Summer Lawn Watering Tips

Make Every Drop Count

The summer heat can be brutal on many living things, including your lawn. The situation gets even worse in drought conditions. Even while some grasses go dormant during the harsh summer season, they could still use a good drink now and then. Here are some summer lawn watering tips to help your grass get through this time of year. Read more

Summer Lawn Maintenance Tips

Secrets to a Sweet Summer Lawn

Maintenance Tips for the Season

We’re in the final weeks of summer now and it shows—especially on the lawn. Some grasses go dormant in the extreme heat. Others just haven’t soaked enough water. Not to worry. There’s still time to get your lawn in shape and enjoy what’s left of the season. Here are some summer lawn maintenance tips to tackle things like mowing and weeds. Read more

Grub Control Methods

Grub Control Methods

From Prevention to Treatment

Noticing more beetles around than usual? What about birds and other wildlife digging up your lawn? Are there patches of dead grass there too? One or all of these signs could mean you have grubs. While a few aren’t a problem, a lot of grubs could mean more work for you. Here are some grub control methods to consider. Read more

Cricket Control

5 Types of Crickets

4 Control Solutions

Summer has a distinctive sound. You may hear crashing waves, a melodic ice cream truck, kids playing, and sprinklers splashing, but there’s also that familiar chirp that fills the night air. While the sound of crickets outdoors may be music to your ears, hearing one inside your house not only echos but could also mean trouble. Learn about the kind of damage they can do and how important cricket control is in and around your home. Read more