Posts Tagged "lawn care"

Summer Lawn Care 101

Posted on June 10th, 2021

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 […]

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Grass Seeding 101

Posted on April 11th, 2021

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 […]

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Get a jump on critters

Posted on March 9th, 2020

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 […]

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Spring Checklist

Posted on February 17th, 2020

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 […]

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Dads Love Their Lawns

Posted on June 10th, 2019

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 […]

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Fall is the Perfect Time to Lime

Posted on September 16th, 2018

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 […]

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What the Heck is Dormant Seeding and Can I do that?

Posted on September 14th, 2018

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 […]

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Let’s Put a Little Labor Into Those Lawns

Posted on August 30th, 2018

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 […]

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To Feed or Not to Feed

Posted on April 12th, 2018

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, […]

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Spring Lawn Love

Posted on April 5th, 2018

Show your lawns some love this spring.  Not only did trees & shrubs suffer from this snowy & windy winter, but our lawns also struggled quite a bit too.  Snowplows scraped up edges of lawns along roads and driveways.  Snow shovels scuffed up the lawns alongside walkways. Heavy, wet snow sat on our lawns causing […]

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