1. Fireweed: The Pesky Springtime Weed

    As spring sneaks up on summer we are seeing a “bloom” of a pesky little weed known as Fireweed. Although some varieties of Fireweed produce beautiful, vivid flowers, it is an un-welcomed addition to residential lawns. Fireweed is more difficult to control that broadleaf and grassy weeds. The roots of the Fireweed plant do not stretch down into the soil. Instead, the plant grows exclusively in …Read More

  2. Managing Tree Seedlings

    It is officially SPRING!  Along with pretty flowers and green grass, here in the mid-south it also means that tree seedlings will be sprouting. Tree seedlings can be found in most yards this time of year because, just like their partner in crime fireweed, they germinate in the thatch layer of your lawn, not in the soil. Therefore, pre-emergent treatments are less effective. Also, those little t…Read More

  3. 10 Reasons We Don’t Do Blue

    You can tell it’s almost spring. Some of the trees have started to bud out. A few buttercups have braved the cold to begin to bloom. And blue lawns have shown up all over town. What is this blue and why is your yard not blue? The blue marker dye was introduced in the lawn care market years ago to aid in training new technicians and to verify coverage in applications. On occasion, Personal La…Read More

  4. This, Thatch, and the Other

    So, you hired a professional, they treated your lawn, but you still have weeds. Your lawn companies fault… maybe, but not necessarily. There may be lawn companies out there that perform low quality work, but the majority are professional in their treatment of your lawn. But there always seem to be these pesky weeds. So who’s fault is it? THATCH!! What is thatch? Thatch is a layer of debris …Read More