Posts Tagged "lawn care"

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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Have No Fear, Tick Control is Here

Posted on March 18th, 2018

In Connecticut, Ticks are no joke.  By now, most of you know I love “bugs”, however, there are a few on my I Don’t Care For At All list.  The number one insect on my I Don’t Care For At All list is the Tick.  The Tick is technically an arachnid, not a bug.  No […]

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Lawns Love Fall

Posted on September 12th, 2017

Lawns love fall. They feel so much better once the summer heat has passed but they still need your help. With a little TLC from you, fall will become your lawn’s favorite time of the year. Spring will become your favorite season because the fall work you do to your lawn now will pay off […]

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Thirsty Grass Seed

Posted on September 1st, 2017

So you are thinking of planting a new lawn or just filling in your existing one.  Don’t just think about it, do it!  I am a huge fan of seeding, whether it is a brand new lawn, filling in bare patches, or thickening up your existing turf, now is the perfect time to tackle this […]

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Let’s Think Seeding

Posted on August 28th, 2017

Getting ready for September Lawn Care I know it is still summer and we are out socializing, boating, beaching, picnicking, etc.  I don’t want any of you to stop having so much fun, I just want you to put the thought of fall seeding into your head.  You don’t have to do it quite yet […]

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To fertilize or not to fertilize, that is the question!

Posted on August 1st, 2017

Where do I stand on this topic?  Where do you stand on this topic?  Most importantly, where do your lawn and garden stand on this topic?  I may be a little biased because I run the lawn & garden department at Van Wilgen’s.  Yup, this is the smelly part of the nursery that houses all […]

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Easy Summer Lawn Care

Posted on June 17th, 2017

Summer is the best time to run barefoot through the grass.  Who wants to wear shoes this time of the year?  Step your bare tootsies onto the lawn and run free.  I try and go shoeless as often as possible in the summer.  The problem I encounter when walking free is that I can’t help […]

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Tips for Seeding your Lawn

Posted on April 6th, 2017

DO NOT SET YOURSELF UP FOR FAILURE (TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL GRASS SEEDING OF A SMALL SECTION OF LAWN) Do not take on more than you can handle.  Most of us have very busy schedules.  Those little things like work and kids tend to get in the way of having a “perfect lawn”.  Who’d a thunk?!  […]

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What Lurks Beneath the Snow?

Posted on March 16th, 2017

(Be proactive. Get ready for the thaw.) Don’t worry. I promise no snow monsters are going to jump out of the snow and grab you, no icy pit is going to pull you in, and no frozen furball is going to nip at your ankles. I know that sometimes when it is cold and snowy […]

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Green For Good Luck!

Posted on March 10th, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day is a good time to think about greening things up in the yard. If green is the color of good luck shouldn’t we be doing everything we can to green up our lawns and gardens this year?!  Who couldn’t use an extra bit of good luck?!  Let’s think green.  Let’s make our […]

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