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The Perfect Time for Lawn Aeration

Hand above green fresh grass on a lawn.The great thing and horrible thing about grass is that it grows. You might find yourself grumbling as you have to start up the lawnmower, but it also means you’ll get fresh, green grass year after year. However, season after season your grass can gain a heavy buildup of dead grass (known as thatch), or the soil can be stomped flat by use. This compact thatch and soil can block air, water, and nutrients, causing your grass to starve. Today we’ll look at aerating basics and the right time for lawn aeration. Continue reading The Perfect Time for Lawn Aeration

Insect Pest Control: Lawn Destroying Insects and Grubs

Lawn brown spot cased by lawn damaging insects or grubs.Lawns are a living thing. With the proper lawn care, the right fertilizer, and solid irrigation for those dry months, your lawn should be in good shape. If you’re finding dead spots on your lawn even with all these steps, chances are you’ve got a pest problem. In this blog, we’ll look at the common lawn destroying insects and grubs in New England, and how to discover them. Continue reading Insect Pest Control: Lawn Destroying Insects and Grubs

Avoiding Driveway Flooding with Permeable Concrete Pavers

Worker installing a Concrete Paver Driveway.Rain falls, flows, and pools. On an open lawn or garden, this isn’t an issue, but it can quickly lead to flooding and water damage problems on non-permeable surfaces. Your driveway is probably the second largest non-permeable surface – a surface which water cannot pass through, second only to your home’s roof. And while your roof is designed to channel water away from your home, your driveway may not be. In this blog, we’re going to troubleshoot your flooding problem, as well as provide the solution we’ve installed for many of our customers. Continue reading Avoiding Driveway Flooding with Permeable Concrete Pavers

Got Mulch? Why Mulch is Good for Your Garden

A man prepares to mulch a flower garden to conserve moisture control weeds and insulate plants. Wearing gloves he's opening a bag of cypress mulch.Mulch is a groundcover product made from tree bark and wood chips that is common both in residential homes and commercial centers. No one can deny that a mulch covering on a garden or planting display can provide great aesthetics to your landscape, but this is only one of the perks. Mulch isn’t just designed to improve the look of your landscaping, but to promote the health of your plants in several ways. Let’s look at three other ways mulch makes everything better. Continue reading Got Mulch? Why Mulch is Good for Your Garden

Picking the Right Irrigation: Lawn Sprinkler System

Lawn Sprinkler in Action. Garden Sprinkler Watering Grass. Automatic Sprinklers.There are many options to choose from when it comes to irrigation for your home or business, and it is a vital part of maintaining great lawns and plantings. From soaker hose and drip irrigation lines to keep gardens and other plants watered in the most efficient way, to sprinkler/spray systems, all the way to industrial-strength rotor systems for large estates or commercial lawns. Today we’ll look at the most commonly installed system: the lawn sprinkler system, and see how they work and why they are a good fit for most irrigation needs. Continue reading Picking the Right Irrigation: Lawn Sprinkler System

Why You Should Be Fertilizing Your Lawn

Sign on a green lawn - Fertilize your lawnYour lawn is a living thing, and like all living things, it feeds. Your grass consumes nutrients from the soil for growth, coloration, and root strength. However, these nutrients are both finite and water soluble. As your lawn continues to grow throughout the seasons, it will gradually degrade in quality. Colors will fade, brown spots will form from poor root structure, and it will be harder to maintain. This is the key of seasonal lawn fertilization: to reintroduce these nutrients to the soil so your lawn can thrive. Continue reading Why You Should Be Fertilizing Your Lawn