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How to Protect Trees & Shrubs from Winter Damage

Author: lawndawg | Date: Nov 30, 2016 | Category: Tree & Shrub Care, Lawn Care

Snow covered bush

There are many risks to trees and shrubs throughout winter. Some of the most common causes of damage include winter salt, desiccation, wildlife feeding, snow, low temperatures, and frost heaving. Here is some helpful information about those risks and how you can protect your trees and shrubs in the winter.

How to Prepare your Lawn Mower for Winter

Author: lawndawg | Date: Nov 15, 2016 | Category: Lawn Care

Lawn mower in winter

Now that the lawn care season is over, what are some of the things that you can do to prepare your lawn mower for winter? It is important to store your lawn fertilizer, lawn care pesticides, and all of your lawn tools safely. Let’s take a quick look at some of the things you should be doing to prepare and service your lawn mower.

5 Steps to Prepare your Lawn for Winter

Author: lawndawg | Date: Oct 31, 2016 | Category: Lawn Care

Prepare for Winter

Preface: A Short Rant.

A famous author says that in order to be a good writer you need to read constantly, something that I’ve taken to heart as part of my job blogging about the care of home lawns. As I bounce around the internet in preparation for the subject of the week, I am struck by how much misinformation is out there, stuff that is not only blatantly wrong but also defies common sense.

Is Frost Harmful to Lawns?

Author: lawndawg | Date: Oct 18, 2016 | Category: Lawn Care, Lawn Problems

Frost in Rochester, NY Yard

Our Rochester, New York Branch Manager, Mark Zingaro, circulated a photo yesterday morning showing the first frost of the season. As it turns out, our call center fields quite a few questions about frost at this time of year. Let’s go over frost and its effects on turfgrass briefly.

All About Liming & Soil pH

Author: lawndawg | Date: Sep 2, 2016 | Category: Lawn Care

Grass Soil PH

One of the really cool things about being in the lawn care business is that you always have something to talk about at parties. Meet someone new? Think you don’t have something in common? Lawns! You can always talk about lawns! I have actually been down on my hands and knees with my nose in the thatch looking for chinch bugs on a lawn belonging to my host that I had only met minutes before (much to my wife’s horror).

Common Lawn Diseases & What They Look Like

Author: lawndawg | Date: Aug 23, 2016 | Category: Lawn Care, Lawn Problems

Part of my job as the agronomist for Lawn Dawg is not unlike those unfortunate radiologists that sit in dark rooms looking at x-rays and CAT scans in big medical centers. Customers and Lawn Specialists send me a constant stream of photographs of lawns that are in trouble in some way. “Bob, what is that?” they’ll exclaim. And usually I’ll be looking at some wild and wholly expression of Mother Nature at her colorful best. Almost all of these inquiries deal with turfgrass diseases of one kind or another, but it’s a lot more intriguing than you might at first think.

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