Lawn Care

Looking for expert lawn care tips and guidance for your home? Whether it’s starting a new lawn from scratch and weed control to turf nutrition and soil amendments, or a quick on “how to” in your yard. In this section, you’ll find plenty of lawn care information.

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Can I Water My Lawn During the Day?

I’ve been seeing a lot of questions on forums and groups asking, “Can I water my lawn during the day?”. While the best time to water your lawn is early in the morning, between 3:00 ...
watering full lawn grass

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Water Conservation Tips: A Guide for Eco-Conscious Homeowners

In many parts of the world, water conservation is more important than ever. As droughts become more frequent and water resources become strained, residents are increasingly searching for methods to save water in order to ...
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Don’t Break These 6 Rules of Lawn Mowing: Your Guide to a Greener, Healthier Yard

To achieve a lush green lawn, you’ll need to take particular care in how you mow. Regular lawn mowing may be a chore, but it can help you boost the health and wellbeing of your ...
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Weeds To Watch This Spring – Hairy Bittercress

Despite the chilly outdoor temps, spring is here. One surefire way to tell is the sight of weeds with small white flowers popping up in your lawn and landscape. I’ve seen several posts about this ...
melting out and leaf spot disease

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Melting out disease in lawns: A guide to identifying, treating, and preventing

Melting out disease is a common lawn disease caused by a fungus. I see a lot of it up here in New England. Though similar to leaf spot, melting out disease is a cool weather ...
Spring Lawn Fertilizer Application

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Spring Lawn Care Pre-Emergent Tips: How to Use & When to Apply Herbicides

When is the best time to apply pre-emergent herbicides to your lawn in order to prevent common weeds like crabgrass? The Lawn Phix team recommends spring as the optimal time for applying pre-emergent herbicides. We ...
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Don’t Skip Grub Prevention This Spring (2024)

LAWN PHIX PRO TIPS Grub Warning! This year’s mild winter means more grubs. Skip the ineffective Imidacloprid and use Acelepryn for prevention instead. Apply confidently in the early spring (April-May) to avoid lawn damage. Acelepryn ...
Lawn Stripes in 2023 - Lawn Phix

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2023 Lawn Care Insights: A Season of Growth and Grub Control Mastery

With 2023 (somehow) in the rearview mirror, it’s time to start planning for our 2024 lawns. As a chef by trade and training who loves perfecting ‘recipes,’ I want to use what I learned to ...
powdery mildew

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Battling Powdery Mildew Lawn Disease: A Comprehensive Guide (2024)

You’ve probably seen it around: white, powdery stuff that shows up on leaves, stems, and even flowers of everything from vegetables and woody ornamentals to other plants like trees and grasses.  Yes, I’m talking about ...
frozen cool season lawn in november

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When Does Grass Stop Growing?

By the time harvest season arrives, some property owners begin to wonder, “when does grass stop growing?” Temperature impacts grass growth, so once the weather becomes cool enough, you can put your lawn mower away ...
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Why You Should Cut Your Grass Shorter Before Winter

Tis the season to discuss and debate many end-of-season lawn care tips. The main ones I continue to see and hear at the end of fall and near winter are: I have tested these different ...
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2024 Turf Nutrition Plan by Lawn Phix

At Lawn Phix, I constantly learn from podcasts, university extension studies and publications, and my own trial and error. I enjoy testing and experimenting with new products each season and am always improving my turf ...