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Lawn Starter Fertilizer vs Regular Fertilizer

Lawn Starter Fertilizer vs Regular Fertilizer

Are you looking to add fertilization to your lawn care routine? There are so many different kinds it can be hard to tell which one will fit your lawn needs. If you’ve wandered through the gardening section, you’ve come across the stacks of different fertilizers. You...

What is Lawn Aeration?

What is Lawn Aeration?

When it comes to lawn care, you may not think of decompressing your soil as a top priority. Your lawn’s soil compaction can be caused by high clay content soil, vehicles, or small equipment being driven across the lawn. But things you would not expect can contribute...

How do I control Japanese Beetles?

CAN YOU HELP ME WITH JAPANESE BEETLES? Seriously. I've had 20 phone calls about this in the last 3 days. I've actually been monitoring trees for the last 2 weeks in preparation for their arrival. 2 Fridays ago they weren't there, but 3 days later they were! Like bad...

How do I get rid of moles in my lawn?

How do I get rid of moles? This might be the most asked question I've ever had. How do I get rid of moles? There are many products out there that are designed to repel or kill moles. How do you figure out which one is the best? Types of products used to kill or repel...

Should I seed my lawn in the Spring or Fall?

Should I seed my lawn in the Spring or Fall? That is a tough question! Here are some questions that you have to answer before you decide to seed in the spring or fall. How bad is the area that needs to be seeded? Is it a giant bare spot? Is it just a few little bare...

Will too much rain hurt my lawn?

Will too much rain hurt my lawn? Is it possible to water my lawn to much? With the overabundance of rain that we've had this year, I get a lot of questions that sound like that. My answer is Yes, you can get to much water on your lawn. Your lawn will not have a strong...

What nutrients does my lawn need?

What nutrients does my lawn need? What are macro-nutrients? What are micro-nutrients? Did I lock the front door? These are the questions that keep me up at night! You are probably familiar with the main macro-nutrients in regards to your lawn. Nitrogen, Phosphorus and...

Fertilizer numbers, what do they mean?

When I think of fertilizer numbers, I think about the good ole days when buying a bag of fertilizer was pretty simple. There were very few choices and the prices were reasonable. Now days, there are dozens of choices available from our local retailers. Prices are...

Weed Killers, the liquid versus granular debate!

Step aside, politicians! The real debate is whether you should use liquid or granular weed killers! When you go to the hardware store or garden center to pick up your bag of "weed and feed", you've probably noticed that there are many liquid weed killers sitting on...

When is the best time to spray for weeds?

When is the best time to spray for weeds? If I had a nickel for every time I was asked this, I could probably cater some delicious Gate's Barbecue for few hundred customers! But to answer this question, I am going to explain when to control 4 of the most commonly...