Lawn Care

rake leaves in lawn

Why Rake Leaves?

The truth is, you don’t have to rake leaves. But before you get too excited, you also can’t just leave them lying on your lawn. If you have kids, definitely get out the rake and create some piles for fall-tastic jumping and playing, but once the fun’s over, you will need to decide what to do with all those leaves.

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Brown patches on lawn

What Causes Brown Patches on Lawns?

Your grass was beautiful all summer long, but once the mercury began to fall, brown patches appeared on your lawn. It’s a common story. Environmental conditions such as dense shade, poor drainage, poor airflow and overwatering can invite disease like brown patch, large patch or dollar spot any time of year. But even the best kept lawns in our area are susceptible to fungal attack in the fall and spring, when the temperatures tend to be moderate and moisture levels higher.

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White Grub - Beetle Larvae in ground

White Grub Identification and Control

They do not come to the surface, so you may never see them unless you dig in the dirt to plant flowers or shrubs. The bloated larvae of common beetles are a normal part of the ecosystem in most lawns and no cause for alarm in small numbers. In higher numbers, however, they can inflict visible harm on your grass. Learn to identify indigenous white grubs and their damage to determine if your lawn is feeding an underground horde of uninvited pests.

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Pre-emergent being sprayed on weeds

Control Winter Weeds with Pre-emergent Herbicide

Ask any homeowner and they will likely tell you that weeds are the biggest nuisance in the yard. Most of the unwanted vegetation that populates our lawns in early spring actually gets its start in the fall and grows through the winter. The best way to control these winter lawn crashers is to stop them before they start with pre-emergent herbicides.

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