Posts Tagged "lawn care"
Time For Some Lawn TLC!
Although we still should expect some cold starts before Easter, people are itching to get outside and are turning to their winter-ravaged lawn and asking: When should I seed my lawn? The soil temperature needs to be about 50 degrees in order for grass seed to germinate. We recommend seeding in spring when the soil […]Read More
Summer Lawn Care 101
It’s June, and your gloriously green, spring lawn, may not be looking quite as vibrant right now. So let’s do something about it! It’s time to give your lawn a little boost. As the weather turns hot, the cool-season grasses in our lawns start to suffer and could use a little of your help to […]Read More
Grass Seeding 101
The season for seeding is upon us! If you’re ready to get to overseeding or spot seeding your lawn, the first thing you need to do is your yard clean-up. Use your heavy-duty rake and really go to town raking up the sticks, old weeds, and dead grass. Your next step will be to decide […]Read More
Get a jump on critters
The winter months may seem bleak, but contrary to popular belief, two types of little critters that love to wreck your lawn and garden, don’t go completely dormant in the winter. That means during a warm winter like the one we’ve had, moles and voles remained fairly active and are already causing trouble under the […]Read More
Spring is the busiest time in your garden, and it can be easy to miss some important tasks that you’ll kick yourself for later. But good news! This spring checklist is customized for you—gardening in the New England climate—and it’s what we follow to keep our own gardens in tip-top shape to enjoy for months to […]Read More
Dads Love Their Lawns
Dads love their lawns. Lots of moms do too but today we are going to focus on the dads. Often while the family is off shopping for flowers in the greenhouse, the dads hang out in the lawn care corner with all the cool lawn stuff and lots of questions about how to get the […]Read More
Fall is the Perfect Time to Lime
Just because you can’t see it, does not mean it is not important. pH is probably the most significant soil factor in growing grass, flowers, and veggies. Do you know your soil pH? If you do, your yard will be very proud of you. If you do not, you need to come down to Van […]Read More
What the Heck is Dormant Seeding and Can I do that?
You sure the heck can! Dormant seeding is not a common practice but I say, give it a whirl. The spring outcome can be very rewarding and the fall effort is very minimal. The key to dormant seeding is to put seeds down late enough so they do not begin to germinate too quickly. Be […]Read More
Let’s Put a Little Labor Into Those Lawns
Labor Day is here. Let’s get out there and put a little bit of labor into our lawns. The summer heatwave has kept us sadly looking at our stressed-out lawns from the inside out. I know, it has been too darn hot to think about doing much in the yard, except for sitting under the […]Read More
To Feed or Not to Feed
Just as you need the energy to get through your day, your plants do too. And of course, when it comes to family-friendly gardening, organic fertilizer is the way to go! What is Organic Fertilizer? Organic fertilizers contain only ingredients from plant, animal, or mineral sources. Examples of these kinds of ingredients are bone meal, […]Read More