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The Importance of Soil pH

Author: lawndawg | Date: Jun 30, 2016 | Category: Lawn Care, Lawn Problems

I’ve always been amazed that the more you look beneath the quiet surface of a lawn the more interesting the whole organic system becomes.  This was evident when I did some landscaping around my house a couple of weekends ago.  An area that was formerly just weeds and bare soil was transformed into a pleasant oasis with some shrubbery, flowers, mulch and some sod.  

Pollinator Protection

Author: lawndawg | Date: Jun 20, 2016 | Category: Lawn Dawg, Lawn Care

Bumble Bee Pollinator

It’s Pollinator Protection Week, and here at Lawn Dawg we take our responsibility for caring for pollinators of all kinds very seriously. There is a wealth of information about the plight of our honeybees here and what you can do to help them along, but I’d like to take a minute to talk about what we here at Lawn Dawg are doing to address this situation.

Winter Injury to Trees and Shrubs

Author: lawndawg | Date: May 20, 2016 | Category: Lawn Care

In the past couple of weeks we’ve seen some very unfortuante damage in our ornamentals as a result of cold damage. Plants are enormously complex beings that are almost magically adapted to extreme climate condiditons, but at certain times of the year they are very vulnerable to catastrophic damage if certain conditions exist in the environment. Case in point this year is the morning of April 6th, a morning that saw temperatures dive into the mid-teens throughout the Lawn Dawg service area.

When Should I Fertilize My Lawn?

Author: lawndawg | Date: Apr 29, 2016 | Category: Lawn Care

That seems like a simple question, doesn’t it? The succinct answer is when the lawn is hungry, but that’s a bit tricky to figure out especially in this day and age when we have access to both old-fashioned fertilizers and specialized, high technology fertilizers that can be custom manufactured to exact specifications. I’ve been in situations where the choice was to apply a tiny amount of quickly available fertilizer on a weekly basis, and still others where the choice has been to apply an entire year’s worth of fertilizer in very slowly available form.

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