How did your lawn do this summer?

How did your lawn do this summer?

This summer broke records (again) for heat and drought. How did your lawn fare? If your lawn is looking brown and unhealthy, give it some loving care. Fall rains are returning. Now is a good time to assess your lawn care practices and take steps to improve lawn...
Improving your lawn’s environmental impact

Improving your lawn’s environmental impact

Have you thought about the environmental impact of your lawn? Of all our lawns? According to research by NASA scientist Cristina Milesi, there is more acreage in lawns in the United Stations than in croplands. “Even conservatively,” Milesi says, “I estimate there are...
Summer lawn care: watering, mowing

Summer lawn care: watering, mowing

The month of May has been very dry in the Seattle area. If it doesn’t rain by May 31, we will tie 1992 for the driest May on record, with only 0.12 inches of rain. Perhaps summer has arrived here early. Here are some summer lawn care tips. Follow these tips to...
Tips for a beautiful and healthy lawn

Tips for a beautiful and healthy lawn

Last week we posted an infographic on essential lawn care tips. It’s a quick look at practices to do, and not to do, to have a beautiful and healthy lawn. This week we are providing more details to help you create a lawn that will be the envy of your neighbors....
Essential lawn care tips infographic

Essential lawn care tips infographic

Here is an infographic with quick tips to help you grow a healthy lawn. If you follow all of the “do’s” we guarantee you will have a healthy, lush lawn that will resist weeds, moss and insect pests. If you follow the “don’ts” . . ....
Yikes! Chafer beetle invades Washington

Yikes! Chafer beetle invades Washington

What is a chafer beetle? The European chafer beetle is a serious lawn pest. It was introduced to Washington state in 2015. Why should you care? Chafer beetle larvae feed on the roots of turf grass. Many animals find the larvae or grubs irresistible. This includes...
Mushrooms sprouting in lawn or garden?

Mushrooms sprouting in lawn or garden?

At this time of year, clients often ask us about mushrooms that have sprouted in their lawn or garden beds. Since this is a common problem, we are updating and reposting a blog post from last year. Should you be concerned? In most cases, the mushrooms are completely...
Video tips for fall lawn care

Video tips for fall lawn care

Fall is a great time to give your lawn extra care. Aeration and overseeding will help the lawn recover from the hot, dry summer. Fertilizing in fall will help your lawn to develop deep roots over the winter. That means less drought stress next year. Also, now is a...
Aerate, overseed to help lawn recover from drought

Aerate, overseed to help lawn recover from drought

This summer’s drought and hot temperatures have been tough on lawns. Take steps now to help your lawn recover. A lawn that is stressed is vulnerable to invasion by moss and weeds. You need to help your lawn redevelop its thickness and health, so it can...
Corn gluten helps drought-stressed lawns recover

Corn gluten helps drought-stressed lawns recover

We are now applying corn gluten to the lawns of our lawn care clients. Corn gluten is an all-natural fertilizer made from a by-product of the corn milling process. It is very beneficial for dormant and drought-stressed lawns. When used properly, corn gluten can...
Measuring sprinkler output: one inch of water

Measuring sprinkler output: one inch of water

Do you know how much water your sprinkler is putting on your lawn? This video has step-by-step instructions to measure your sprinkler output. We recommend watering your lawn one inch each week. If you let your lawn go dormant in the summer, we recommend watering one...
Tips for managing moss in lawns

Tips for managing moss in lawns

Moss is a problem for many homeowners. Here is an infographic with quick tips on how to manage moss in your lawn. Contact us for help with these solutions. We can fertilize, apply lime, fix drainage problems, aerate and overseed, prune trees, or design and install a...
How to manage moles in your lawn

How to manage moles in your lawn

Last May we published a blog post on how to manage moles in your yard. It was one of our most popular blog posts ever. It’s probably because many of you struggle with these small but destructive critters. We are posting it again as a public service to our...
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