Lawn Care

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 effective crabgrass pre-emergent control Broad-leaf weeds...

“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 close to the top rather than grow...

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. In severe cases, these patches coalesce...

  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 identify this weed by rolling the...

Aeration helps drought stress! The majority of root growth happens in the Fall. A deeper root system will help against Winter & drought stress, disease stress, increase water & nutrient efficiency, and aid in over all health. Fall is the best time to plant. Aerating with over-seeding...

This is a LAWN ALERT from Ford's Hometown Services. Most New England lawns are experiencing a foliar 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 watering in the late afternoon or overnight. Your lawn may...

[caption id="attachment_607" align="aligncenter" width="469" caption="Chris Ford, Vice President Lawn Division"][/caption]  We thought it would be a good idea to remind everyone that Spring is right around the corner. Last year did your lawn lacking luster? Weeds gone wacky? Grubs got you down? Kiss your bad grass goodbye and make your neighbors green with...

Now that the snow has finally melted, have you had a chance to look at at your lawn? Damage from moles and voles will often occur over the winter months and be revealed in the spring. Also, snow mold will appear as a gray or pinkish web-like patch on the grass. These can all be a problem if left untreated.