1. The 411 on Dormant Oil

    If you're looking for an effective, safe, environmentally friendly way to manage insects on your trees and shrubs, dormant oil may be for you. Heres what you need to know... 1. Dormant oil is a highly refined paraffin or waxy-type oil, similar to baby oil. 2 It is considered one of the safest contact-type insecticides 3. It is chemical free and less toxic to beneficial insects 4. The oil works by …Read More

  2. Maximize Your Investment by Liming

    As a homeowner you take pride in your real estate investment. From mowing to flowerbeds to Christmas lights, you put a lot of time, effort and, most importantly, money into your outdoor living space. There is one aspect of your landscape plan that you may have overlooked... liming. Maintaining proper soil pH will not only provide the best growing environment for your turf, but it will also ensure …Read More

  3. Why Lime?

    Everyone is looking for a "leg up" on their neighbors when it comes to the best looking lawn. But sometimes you have to go beyond fertilizer and proper watering to get that lush green turf you want. Turf grass is actually quite sensitive when it comes to soil conditions. There has to be an appropriate balance of organic matter, minerals and pH (acidity). If you are having a high school chemistry b…Read More

  4. 6 Turf Questions every DIYer Asks

    If you are a classic Weekend Warrior when it comes to your outdoor living space, you have probably asked yourself the following questions: 1. Did I make a mistake by trying to treat my lawn myself? Most times, IF a mistake is made, little to no permanent damage has occurred. More than likely, one of the products was not as effective as desired. When a product fails, or performs less than adequatel…Read More

  5. Personal Lawn Care Shrub Saver Program

    Personal Lawn Care Shrub Saver Program  A beautiful landscape is food for the soul Spring 1: Dormant Oil Spring 2: Disease & Insect protection plus fertilizer Summer: Disease & Insect protection plus fertilizer Fall: Disease & Insect protection plus fertilizer Winter: Dormant Oil Personal Lawn Care specializes in proactive treatment of your landscape plant problems, such as malnutrit…Read More

  6. Invasion of the Armyworms!

    INVASION! Have you noticed chewed leaves and brown grass? Worms in your yard? Uh-oh, you’ve got ARMYWORMS! What are armyworms and what do they do, you ask? Armyworms DEVOUR almost everything in their path. The dry conditions of summer made the perfect breeding ground for moths to lay their eggs, and the recent wet weather (beneficial to the caterpillar's survival) has encouraged the armyworms t…Read More

  7. 9 Must-Dos for Fescue Seeding Success

    So you’ve always wanted that picture-perfect, make-the-neighbors-green-with-envy, fescue lawn? Regular over-seeding is the key. While over-seeding fescue is not difficult, there are a few tricks and tips that can ensure your fescue seeding success. Whether you are starting a new lawn or area, or just performing your annual “over-seeding” ritual, these tips can turn even the blackest thumb in…Read More

  8. A Springtime Cut Could Save You a Bundle: 7 Ways Properly Scalping Can Reduce Lawn Maintenance Costs

    A springtime cut could save you a bundle! Here are seven ways properly scalping can reduce lawn maintenance costs: Green with Envy: Removing old, brown growth will help your lawn be the first to green up this spring. Thatch-versary: Bagging the clippings when you scalp will help slow down thatch accumulation. A thick thatch layer is expensive and time consuming to remove. Prevention is the best me…Read More

  9. Scalping: 6 Dos to Ensure You’re Doing it Right

    Once you start to feel that “Ahhhh... spring is coming” feeling, it is time to start thinking about scalping your lawn. Scalping means cutting your lawn at the lowest possible mower setting. If you scalp too early, you risk damaging roots due to being exposed to the cold. Too late, you may scalp off new growth (which totally defeats the purpose). Ideal times for scalping Bermuda and Zoysia law…Read More