Friday, May 10, 2013

Ask The Experts and Spring lawn discussion

I was on Ask The Experts on WIBA last Saturday.  Had a great talk with Terri on all things LAWN for the spring.  Even took some great questions on drought recovery, seeding, compost applications to increase organic matter in the soil, weeds, etc.  Take a listen!

Friday, April 12, 2013

De Thatching vs Aerating, Voles and More Spring Lawn Care Tips

With last year having the worst drought in close to 100 years there has been a lot of attention on what to do to help turf and your home lawn recover.  We have had multiple media outlets reach out to us for help and education.  

Terry was on NBC 15 last week to help with the education, good piece.  

For the second week of my weekly spring lawn care tips with 1310 WIBA we focused on discussions on de thatching vs aerating, voles and how to help your lawn bounce back as fast as possible.  

Click Here to listen to the broadcast for some great tips and advice.  

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Spring weekly segment with WIBA radio for lawn care tips

Check out the first weekly segment on lawn care tips this Spring with me on WIBA.  I spent time discussing the impact of the drought of 2012, what you can do this spring to help your lawn recover and things like snow mold and its impact on your lawn.

Click Here to listen to the Podcast

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Prepping Your Lawn for Spring

Prepping for Lawn Care Season

Are You Ready for Warmer Weather?

As a lawn care lover, you may be raring to get started on perfecting your outdoor landscape.  When the warmer weather hits, will you be truly ready to take on your winter weary yard?  Small efforts over the next couple of weeks will save you valuable time (and money!) when it really matters.  To help you prepare, I have compiled a list of simple lawn care prep tips. 
Click Here for your spring clean up tips

Friday, February 1, 2013

Are You Contributing to Runoff and Pollution by Not Fertilizing Your Lawn?

It is a little after 8am and the temperature is -8.  This must have shaken a few cobwebs upstairs and reinvigorated me to get on the blog again.  It has been way too long and I apologize for that.

There has been some exciting new research that proves that NOT fertilizing your lawn (or improperly fertilizing) actually is contributing to sediment and phosphorus runoff.  The research proves that a well fertilized home lawn reduces runoff substantially and is much better for the environment.  Those that believe that fertilizers are contributing to runoff, pollution and environmental degradation are strongly mistaken.  The reasoning behind this is that a well fertilized lawn is thick and healthy and traps most moisture and anchors sediment.  A lawn that has not been fertilized and has been maligned causes significant compaction and open soil in which is prone to runoff during large water events.  See the short video in the link below, great insight and really easy to follow.
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