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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...

[caption id="attachment_607" align="aligncenter" width="469"] Chris Ford, Vice President Lawn Division[/caption]  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 20 minutes...

Well, May is almost over and most of us have the pleasure of enjoying Monday the 25th off to observe Memorial Day. Just a reminder from your friends here at Ford's Hometown Services: If you are enjoying your yard over the weekend, be sure to...

Selective Herbicide for Violet & Ground Ivy Control What are violets? Violets are considered an annual in cool  season climates and a perennial in warmer climates. Perennial types have  rhizomes or long stolons, heart-shaped leaves on long petioles, and  purplish-white flowers; annual types can have...

Carpenter Ants can be black or combination of red and black or red and brown. Workers vary in size and can range from ¼ to ½ inch and the queens range from ½ to 5/8ths. These ants are an important part of recycling and composting...

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...

Tick are very prevalent this time of the year and they are on the move. They attach to you or your pet and start to feed. Removing a tick is tricky because if the head is not removed infection can set in. The most effective way to...