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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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 ...
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Kyllinga vs Nutsedge (with Pictures!)

Kyllinga, also popularly known as green kyllinga, and nutsedge are both perennial sedges that are native to Asia and have a reputation for spreading quickly. Both are also known to spread rapidly when conditions are ...
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Methylated Seed Oil vs Surfactant (MSO vs NIS)

Landscapers apply an adjuvant and herbicide spray solution to ensure that a post-emergent herbicide works effectively. Adjuvant spray solutions help boost herbicide performance in one of two ways: they either enhance the activity of recommended ...
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Stolons vs Rhizomes (and Tillers!)

Understanding the difference between rhizomes and stolons is important to know how plants and some cool and warm season grasses propagate and spread. Bermuda grass, St. Augustine grass, zoysia grass, and centipede grass all spread ...
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Crabgrass vs Dallisgrass (Identification, Differences & Similarities)

Difficult to control, both crabgrass and dallisgrass are grassy weeds that can be difficult to identify and manage. Once they invade your healthy lawn, either grassy weed may prove tenacious and tough to eradicate. Although ...
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How to Get Rid of Horseweed in Lawn (2023 Horseweed Control)

An annual plant that grows throughout North America, horseweed is sometimes known as a mare’s tail or butterweed. Generally regarded as a noxious weed, horsetail can be highly problematic for lawns as it’s developed resistance ...
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Red Thread Fungus & Lawn Disease (How to Treat Laetisaria Fuciformis)

LAWN PHIX PRO TIPS With this year’s excessive rain and overcast, I witnessed a lot of red thread in the spring of 2023. Here are a few quick bullet points on managing red thread disease ...
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Prodiamine Vs. Tenacity Herbicide – What’s The Difference?

If your lawn is lush and green and free from grass weeds and broadleaf weeds, you might not need to worry much about pre and post-emergent herbicides. However, if crabgrass, dandelion weeds, white clover, and ...
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Urea vs Ammonium Sulfate: Nitrogen Fertilizers for Lawns & Turfgrass

Both urea and ammonium sulfate can give your lawn a fertilizing boost and are good alternatives to ammonium nitrate, which may be more difficult to procure and more costly. Each of these is a nitrogen ...
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Yucca Extract for Lawns: Everything You Need to Know

Yucca is a flowering plant that grows in the desert and is native to the American Southwest and Mexico. The yucca plant works as a biostimulant and natural surfactant when applied to lawns. Not only ...