Yearly Archives - 2016

Winterize your Turf with Fertilizer

Usually when you see or hear the word "winterize" around these parts your are referring to an irrigation system.  In this case we are speaking to the idea that your cool-season lawn loves to be fed or "winterized" this time of the year.  If your lawn is primarily fescue or bluegrass then it is very beneficial to apply a balanced fertilizer during this peak growth season.  The goal is to choose a fertilizer, possibly labeled as a winterizer fertilizer,...

Get those Grubs!

Grubs - they don't really bother you at all and you don't see them until you start digging around your yard. Well, if you don't know what they look like check this guy out. It looks like a little harmless creature, but they are ravenous feeders that love the roots of healthy turf grass. Usually, if you have one of the nicest lawns in the neighborhood you will also have the highest population of grubs. ...

Rainy Season and Drainage

There is a true love/hate relationship in our industry when rainy season hits.  On one hand, the water is a welcome sight for our re-emerging lawns and a great quencher for all of our thirsty trees and shrubs.  On the other, the scourge of the wet season - all of our drainage problems proudly display their claims on our property.  As much as it is a nuisance, it also presents you (the homeowner) with the perfect opportunities to locate any...