Wednesday, September 9, 2015

5 Fall Lawn Care Tips to Reinvigorate Your Turf

What comes to mind when you hear “fall”? Perhaps it’s pumpkins, vibrant colors, cozy sweaters, Thanksgiving, football…the list could be a long one! How about lawn care? More than likely, your lawn drops to the bottom of your priority list at the first sign of changing seasons. While it may be tempting to shift your focus to the cooler days ahead, hang on to that lawn care “to do” list for just a little bit longer.
To help keep you in a lawn care state of mind, I have included a checklist for homeowners looking to prep their lawns for fall. Read on for more information!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Improve & Repair Your Lawn This Fall

As we all prepare for fall, we often think of leaves, fall clean up, and organizing our efforts to preserve our turf over the winter months. After a year of stressful conditions (warm, wet conditions, drought, and extreme heat), your lawn needs help repairing itself before the added stress of the winter arrives. The best ways to preserve the health of your lawn, and help repair any damage from this year, are aeration, overseeding, and organic topdressing applications. Read more after the jump!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Lawn Diseases Galore!

During the summer months, we often see lawn diseases popping up across the midwest. Lawn diseases are often a result of excess moisture, improper cultural practices (mowing too short, mowing in the early morning or when the lawn is wet), and more. While these diseases are far from aesthetically pleasing, they are rarely hazardous to the health of your turf, and will often fade over time once proper cultural practices are adopted.

We have selected 3 diseases that we will discuss after the jump! Click "read more" below to learn more!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

June is Grub Season

Grubs have arrived! These munching machines eat away at the root system of our lawns, killing otherwise healthy grass. Unsightly discoloration, loose turf, and bare areas are only the beginning. Read more after the jump for information on grubs and how to control them.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Ascochyta vs Leaf Spot

In the past two weeks we have received countless calls, photos, and SOS messages asking for help regarding two particular culprits. Ascochyta and Leaf Spot, two common lawn diseases, have appeared on homeowners lawns across the midwest. These diseases are an eyesore, but are manageable with some helpful tips and tricks. Click the image above for some great information on how to distinguish between the two, and how to help stop them in their tracks!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Honoring Memorial Day

In honor Memorial Day, I wanted to say thank you to all of the brave men and women serving our country. At Weed Man Lawn Care, we are giving away one free lawn care program to a military family with a currently deployed serviceman / servicewoman. Weed Man has taken care of military families in the past through Project Evergreen's GreenCare for Troops program, and would love the opportunity to give back once again. 

If you would like to nominate someone, please click the flag above, or click HERE. Upon arriving at our Facebook post, please tag the name of the person you would like to win in a comment. A random drawing will be held on Memorial Day, May 25th at 1:00 pm to determine the winner. 

Thank you,

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Good Morning Madison! - 1310 WIBA - May 11th, 2015

Looking for some guidance in the world of lawn care? Tune in to 1310 WIBA Monday mornings around 6:45 - 7:00 am to hear Robin Colbert, John Colbert, and I discuss current lawn care issues and topics. Missed us this week? No worries, listen to our broadcast below:

Topics this week:

- Lawns "Seeding Out" (@ 0:20)
- Mowing Height (@ 1:08)
- Crabgrass & PreEmergent (@ 3:37)
- Win Free Lawn Care! (@ 4:39)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Clean Lakes - Everyone Doing Their Part

Yesterday, we hosted a table at the Clean Lakes Alliance "Save Our Lakes Breakfast" annual event. As a "Friends of Clean Lakes" board member, I am extremely proud of what we are accomplishing in the Madison area for our lakes.  This organization is a non profit that is bringing business, government and the community together in partnership to continue progressing and cleaning our lakes.  In a day and age where most parties point fingers, we have and will continue to accomplish a lot.  We raised more than $29,000 yesterday alone for our lakes.

Logo for save our lakes breakfast

Friday, May 1, 2015

May is... Dandelion Takeover!

Spring can be unpredictable - weather conditions and temperatures seem to fluctuate daily! However, one thing is for sure: dandelions will be making a visit to a lawn near you.

Read more after the jump for answers to questions like:

Why do these pesky weeds continue to bother me every year?
What can I do to stop dandelions from taking over your lawn? 
When should a lawn care company treat for dandelions?