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What is the Best Lawn Fertilizer?

Author: lawndawg | Date: Oct 27, 2015 | Category: Lawn Care

lawn fertilizationIt happens quite often, I’ll be in a hardware store or one of the Big Box home improvement stores looking for a tool or whatnot and someone will spy the Lawn Dawg logo on my shirt. They’ll say, “Hey, can you tell me what the best fertilizer for my lawn is?” That’s fine, I like to teach people about caring for their lawns even if they’re not customers.

Sometimes, Lawns Aren’t The Answer

Author: lawndawg | Date: Sep 1, 2015 | Category: Lawn Care, Lawn Problems

Sometimes when a customer is particularly upset with the state of affairs on their lawn, I’ll get a call to go pay a visit the next time that I am at that particular branch office.  And while there are times when the lawn specialist might have done a better job of this and the homeowner could have done a better job with that, there are times when no one at all is at fault.  Sometimes the brutal truth of the matter is, that for a particular area, grass just isn’t going to grow.

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


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