Daily Archives: April 13, 2020

How to Tell if Your Grass is Dormant or Dead

This time of year, as temperatures drop and rainfall becomes infrequent, lawns all over the country turn dry and brown. At first glance, it might appear that the grass is diseased or even dead. In fact, chances are it’s actually doing something pretty remarkable. Dormancy Isn’t a Disease. It’s a Defense Mechanism. When grasses are….

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Pet-Friendly Weed Control

Commercial herbicides might do a pretty good job of killing weeds, but unfortunately, their toxic ingredients can be harmful to other organisms as well. Likewise, if you have pets or small children around the house, these chemical weed killers might not be your best option. Fortunately, we have plenty of other pet-safe methods of weed….

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How to Prevent Crabgrass

Crabgrass is a coarse, low-growing weed that is prevalent in many regions of North America. Here in Southern California, smooth crabgrass is the most common variety. Crabgrass thrives in adverse conditions, particularly intense heat and drought. If left unchecked the plant can spread quickly, leaving unsightly patches of weeds growing in your lawn. Because crabgrass….

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How to Use Sod to Patch Your Lawn

When we discuss the virtues of sod, we typically talk about how easy and affordable it is to use to quickly establish an entirely new lawn. Rather than spending months caring for seed and hoping it will grow in healthy and weed-free, sod allows homeowners to get a big head start on the grass-growing process…..

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Choosing the Right Sod For Your Lawn

If your lawn is looking a bit sad these days, you may be wondering what you can do to bring it back to life. If this is the first time you’ve considered using sod on your lawn, you might think that it’s all the same. In fact, there are many different types of sod available….

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Why, How, And When You Should Aerate Your Lawn

Aerating your lawn is an important part of caring for it each season. This process of punching small holes in the soil helps strengthen your lawn by freeing tangled grass and constricted roots and allowing compacted soil to receive some extra air, water, and nutrients. When you don’t aerate your lawn, excess thatch and debris….

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