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Just like our bodies, your turf grass demands a certain nutritional formula to retain optimal health. Unfortunately, nature alone doesn’t always provide enough of these vital nutrients, which means they need to be added to your soil during fall feeding. One of the most important yet overlooked nutrients for healthy turf is potassium.
A healthy and attractive lawn requires a number of different services and treatments throughout the year. The timing of these lawn maintenance services can be very important. For example, spring is typically the best time to fertilize your grass while late summer can be an optimal time to lay sod. When it comes to the fall season, however, lawn aeration is an excellent choice. Lawn aeration can breathe new life into soil and grass that has been compacted from previous months. continue reading
Are you a new homeowner? Congratulations! While the purchase is certainly exciting, the process of getting moved and settled in can be quite overwhelming. Not only does it require a lot of work to get the inside of your home set up, but the outside needs your attention too. In fact, learning how to maintain a brand-new landscape can be difficult. So here are some lawn care tips to help you get started: continue reading
Most of us learn from a young age about the dangers of touching poison ivy, as it can quickly quarantine you with bottle of pink calamine lotion to ease the discomfort from the itchy rash it causes. Think your exempt from the poison ivy rash? It’s not likely. According to the American Skin Association, about 85 percent of the population is allergic to poison ivy, poison sumac or poison oak. Unfortunately, there are several myths and folklore surrounding poison ivy. To ensure you stay protected from the disruptive poison ivy rash, we’ve busted the following common myths: continue reading
A swimming pool in your backyard can provide hours of enjoyment for your family. However, many pool owners are concerned about the effects of chlorinated water on their surrounding landscape. After all, kids frequently splash water outside the pool and onto your grass and sometimes it is necessary to drain the pool to undergo repairs. Does chlorine affect the health of your turf?
The concern of pool water on your landscape is a valid one. Chlorine is a strong chemical that could disrupt the soil’s healthy chemical balance. Pool water also contains antimicrobials that have a rather high pH level. If your pool water regularly soaks your grass, can this acidic environment prevent optimal plant growth? continue reading