Category Archives: Lawn Care

We know about Ground Control!

We give a whole new meaning to “Ground Control” Is your lawn this green and lush? Maybe it is time to call Ford’s Hometown Services at 1-800-649-9992

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Kiss your bad grass goodbye!

Chris Ford, Vice President Lawn Division  We thought it would be a good idea to remind everyone that with the heat and lack of rain your lawn is thirsty. You should be watering 45 minutes every other day in sunny areas and … Continue reading

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Should I Seed in the Spring?

What is Wrong with Spring Seeding?  Spring seeding disadvantages Increased crabgrass Ground is cold Slower germination (8 weeks to maturity) Entering heat stress of summer Increased watering for a longer period of time (cost & labor) Increased broad-leaf weeds Less … Continue reading

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Ford’s Hometown Service

We give a whole new meaning to “Ground Control”

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Mosquitoes BITE!

The mosquitoes and ticks are hungry and the poison ivy is waiting to make you itch. It makes it very diffucult to enjoy your yard with these blood-thirsty critters buzzing around and lurking in the lawn. Now is the time to … Continue reading

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Lawn Alert: Red Thread

This is a LAWN ALERT from Ford’s Hometown Services. Most New England lawns are experiencing a foliage disease known as Red Thread right now. Disease development occurs in temperatures ranging 40-70 degrees especially during long evening dew periods, rains and lawn … Continue reading

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What is Wrong with Spring Seeding?

What is Wrong with Spring Seeding?  Spring seeding disadvantages Increased crabgrass Ground is cold Slower germination (8 weeks to maturity) Entering heat stress of summer Increased watering for a longer period of time (cost & labor) Increased broad-leaf weeds Less … Continue reading

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Fact or Fiction?

“You Should Water Your Lawn For 15-20 Minutes Everyday” Answer:  Fiction You should water your lawn at least 45 minutes “per zone” about every other day and more often in hotter weather. Shorter watering will train the roots to stay … Continue reading

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Snow Mold and Your Lawn

Symptoms: Damage from snow mold fungi usually becomes apparent as the snow melts and exposes the grass in late winter. Snow mold symptoms consist of roughly circular patches (at least 3 to 12 inches) of dead and matted grass blades. … Continue reading

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Your lawn has Sedge!

What is sedge? Sedge is a very invasive perennial weed,  yellow sedge is usually found in New England lawns. These infectious plants are spread by air borne seeds or underground tubers formed at the ends of whitish rhizomes. You can … Continue reading

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