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What Grass Grows Where?

Author: lawndawg | Date: Aug 26, 2015 | Category: Lawn Care

brown lawn

You may be surprised to learn that of my thousands of lawn photographs this is one of my favorites.  “Why?  It’s brown!” you might say.  I’d agree.  “It’s ugly!” you might retort.  I’d disagree with that, but the reason requires explanation.

"I want my lawn to look like a golf course!"

Author: lawndawg | Date: Aug 11, 2015 | Category: Lawn Care

“I want my lawn to look like a golf course” is one of those things said that makes me cringe a little. I’ve been fortunate to have worked on many of the finest courses in the Northeast in past business ventures and I can say without fear of contradiction that most of the acreage on a golf course is maintained at a level that would get a professional lawn care company fired if it were a home lawn, and that portion of a golf cou

Extreme Heat Stress

Author: lawndawg | Date: Jul 29, 2015 | Category: Lawn Care, Lawn Problems

The dog dawg days of August are upon us a little early this year with temperatures headed into the high 90-degree range with oppressive humidity later this week.

When temperatures get this high, lawns really do not like it too much. There are two different stresses that turfgrass plants endure in weather like this. They can occur together or separately.

Beetles, Grubs and Grub Controls

Author: lawndawg | Date: Jul 10, 2015 | Category: Lawn Problems, Lawn Care

If it’s July, it must be beetle season. So far this summer I’ve seen a couple of ground beetles (no big deal), a handful of oriental beetles in the skimmer basket of my pool (no big deal), and a few Japanese beetles resting on a magnolia (potentially a big deal).Japanese Beetle

Crabgrass...

Author: lawndawg | Date: Jun 2, 2015 | Category: Lawn Problems, Lawn Care

crabgrass

Crabgrass as it appears this morning along my driveway.  Some white clover can be seen growing as well.

Do I Need All Of These Applications?

Author: lawndawg | Date: Apr 29, 2015 | Category: Lawn Care

Quite often we field questions from customers as to how many applications are performed on an annual basis and whether or not so many are required. Lawn care programs have a method in their madness that has developed over the past half century of experience and it would be helpful to go over the theory behind them.

A Sum Of Its Parts.

Fertilizer spreader

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