When to Water Your Grass and How Much

Water is essential to all life … too little water and we die, too much and we drown. The same is true of grass. Water makes up 70% to 80% of the weight of lawn grasses and the clippings alone are nearly 90% water. While most people are concerned about not watering their lawns enough,…

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Ice Dams

An ice dam is a barrier made of ice that prevents water from flowing off your roof. Ice dams result when water from melting snow flows to your roofs edges and then freezes. More melting produces water that then becomes trapped on the roof because the ice dam prevents it flowing into the gutters or…

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Seed/Sod Care & Instructions

Three essential elements are needed for new lawn establishment, whether seeding, hydro seeding or sodding. Ground temperature of at least 50° with sunlight Good seed to soil connection Water Keep the soil evenly moist, do not saturate, by watering lightly once a day, sometimes twice daily, for three to five weeks; until the grass is…

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The Merits of Mulching

Besides making a landscape look manicured, mulch applied correctly offers many benefits. It works to improve soil conditions and helps soil maintain moisture by decreasing water loss. It also keeps weeds at bay and minimizes their competition for water and nutrients. It provides insulation for soil, keeping it warmer in the winter and cooler in…

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Aeration

Aeration opens up compacted soil and heavy thatch that prevent water and nutrients from reaching the root zone, suffocating your grass. It should be part of your annual lawn maintenance and is one of the best things you can do for lawn as it: Increases air, water and nutrient movement to the root zone Intensifies…

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Grass Cycling

When you grass cycle (leave your grass clippings), you reduce the need for fertilizers as the clippings return valuable nutrients, and help your soil keep cool and retain water. You also help our environment. If you follow the one-third rule–cutting no more than one-third of the height of the grass blade when mowing–you needn’t be…

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