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March 27, 2020

There is no ‘perfect time’ to aerate a lawn. In spring the optimal window for aeration is March through April. We do not recommend to aerate in fall as holes left by aerator may not fill in prior to winter freeze and dryness. Aeration done in fall can potentially cause...

March 24, 2020

Now is the time to get lawns ready for the warm spring and summer months ahead. Aeration, fertilization, supplemental watering and getting mowing equipment ready is necessary for spring lawn preparation.

Aeration can open up spaces in soil for water and nutrients to get...

March 19, 2020

Choosing the right sod type for application, water use and soil type will alleviate potential issues in the future.

We want grass to maximize performance as well as reduce inputs such as water, fertilizers and chemical sprays. When we reduce inputs we save resource, tim...

September 11, 2019

What Sod is:

Sod is an Instant new lawn. Sod is grass with some soil beneath held together by its roots.

Why use sod:

Lawns have a positive reflection on the home and increasing property value. It is the lawn that ties landscapes together. Grass allows for a cool, cushion...

July 9, 2019

Necrotic Ring Spot (NRS) is a disease problem of Kentucky bluegrass lawns. NRS is a root rotting fungus most common in Kentucky bluegrass and other bluegrass bends. It can also be found on other turf types though not often.  

Necrotic Ring Spot commonly develops due to...

June 10, 2019

Ascochyta leaf blight is one of the biggest disease problems in lawns. Ascochyta is a fungus most common in Kentucky bluegrass and hybrid bluegrasses it can also be found on fescue and ryegrass. 

Every year this stress induced disease shows up on the leaves of new and e...

May 20, 2019

Soil is the foundation for all plant life. Soil health is key to the longevity of plant life. Using compost manure will improve this foundation and overall soil health and longevity of plant life.

Composted manure provides helpful microbial life to soil. Microbes are ti...

April 23, 2019

Soil Restoration:

Soil restoration is the process of returning nutrients back to the soil. When done properly soil restoration will help control erosion, compaction and benefit water holding capacity for all soil types. 

In our region soil preparation should start with a...

April 9, 2019

How is soil formed?

Soil formation is a process that takes time. Erosion from weather and climate conditions such as wind and rain, cold and heat work to disintegrate rock breaking it down to smaller particles creating different soil types.

Types of soil?

Topsoil is the u...

April 2, 2019

What is Soil?

Soil is a living mass of land made up of solid minerals like sand, silt and clay as well as organic matter. Water and air round out the liquid and gaseous states of soil.

Soil is mostly made up of the mineral elements weathered and broken down into smaller...

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