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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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: A Comprehensive Guide for Your Lawn

Powdery Mildew, a common disease affecting both turf and various landscape plants, poses a significant threat to the lush greenery of lawns and gardens. In this guide, we’ll delve into the nuances of powdery Mildew, ...
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 ...
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Fall Is The Best Time To Control Lawn Weeds

It’s always a sad time for lawn care enthusiasts like me and you to watch the leaves fall, temperatures drop, and early morning frosts on the lawn. We’re all eager for winter to hurry up and springtime ...
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Fall Lawn Care Checklist – A Quick Start Guide for 2023

Our 2023 lawn care season is ending rapidly here in New England. We have about one week left to get our lawns dialed in for Halloween and just a few short weeks after that, when ...
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Light Green Patches in Lawn

It seems to be every year – particularly in the spring and early fall – that lots of questions about “patches in my lawn” pop up. I professionally treat over 15 acres of turf and ...
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When to Apply Fall Fertilizer

A fall lawn fertilizer application can support the health of your lawn. Apply fertilizer in the fall to support a greener lawn, improve root growth, and reduce dead spots or lawn diseases. With a fall ...