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The Spring-Green blog is your go-to resource for up-to-date, expert content, created and curated by our in-house professionals. Here you can find seasonal tips, myths and misconceptions, and answers to all your common lawn care questions. We also feature queries that come in from our readers, answered by Harold Enger, the Director of Education at Spring-Green.

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How Can I Build A DIY Fire Pit For My Backyard?

Fire pits nowadays are all the rage when it comes to backyard additions. From afternoon barbeques to after dusk evening s’mores surrounded by the warm fire.  Fire pits can provide good functionality and a pleasant gathering space for your backyard that will endure all year round. Also, many realtors suggest that adding a backyard fit pit can increase the value of your home. Your friends at Spring-Green wanted to put together this how-to, do it yourself guide so you can build and enjoy your backyard fire pit for years to come without the potential […]

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How Do I Build An Igloo?

The igloo was originally a place for protection from the elements for those living in frigid regions of the Canadian tundra. Igloo is the American Indian Inuit word for “snow house.” Hundreds of years ago, the Inuits had little access to materials to build a shelter so they began to use one of the few resources they had – ice. The igloo became a way for hunters to survive the frigid winters in areas that included eastern Siberia, Greenland, Alaska, and parts of Canada.   How Have Igloos Changed Today?  Modern-day igloos – Less […]

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Last-Minute Holiday Gifts Right From Your Front Yard

No matter how detailed the list, things fall through and you forget that special someone’s gift. At Spring-Green, we know preparing for the holidays can be stressful and time-consuming. Make your life easier with these last-minute gift ideas, using tree limbs from your front yard. Those fallen branches you meant to clean up before guests arrive, can be turned in to one of the most memorable gifts you can give all year. There are endless possibilities when it comes to creating thoughtful holiday gifts from nature. Here are Spring-Green’s ideas for a last-minute holiday […]

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Why Are My Tree Branches Falling off?

  Have you noticed your trees are losing branches? Are more limbs collecting in your yard than normal? If so, you might be wondering if it is time to start worrying about the health of your trees. There are many reasons that tree branches fall. Some indicate a problem. Some don’t. Here are the questions you should be asking about your trees.    Q&As about your tree’s health   Why do healthy trees lose branches?  Not every tree that loses a few branches has an issue. Trees shed branches for many reasons […]

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Prepare and Protect Your Lawn This Trick-or-Treating Season

  With Halloween quickly approaching, Spring-Green wants to provide a helpful guide to navigate the upcoming trick-or-treaters. These tips will help you to prep and protect your lawn while still enjoying all the costumes, candy, and fun!  Why do I need to protect my lawn?   The cooling temperatures that move in for the fall season tend to alter the durability of your lawn. This causes the grass to go dormant, halts the growing process, and turns the lawn a brownish color.  The Farmer’s Almanac predicts certain areas in the United States will begin to see an increase in precipitation as fall progresses. The already seasonally fragile lawn beings to soften as the temperatures grow colder. This shift can make […]

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How To Test The pH Of Your Soil

As homeowners you may hear the call to test the pH level of your soil quite often. It may seem like a great concept, but many questions swirl around putting a pH test into action. Spring-Green, your neighborhood lawn care experts, have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions our customers have asked us over the years in relation to testing the pH levels of their soil and all things related. What is pH? The pH level measures how acidic or how alkaline a substance is. The test […]

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How To Paw Proof Your Yard

The world has many outside playtimes and that is not excluding our furry friends. With more lawn renovation than ever before, it is important to tackle the need of paw proofing your yard.  Harsh chemicals, poisonous plants, faded yellow spots, and so much more remain a threat to your family’s well-being. However, Spring-Green is here to share their best practices and insider tips for your lawn, your pets, and you – not necessarily in that order. Not to worry, your professional lawn care team at Spring Green is here with […]

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What to Know When Renovating Your Lawn

Many savvy homeowners are taking their lawncare into their own hands. Whether you’re renovating your yard to sale your home or want a healthier, greener lawn, Spring-Green has the knowledge you need to make it a success. From timing to tips to weed control, we’ll guide you through the details. What are the benefits of renovating my lawn? By renovating your lawn, you are not only increasing your property value, but reducing the risk of soil erosion, groundwater impact, and helping improve the environment. For many of us today, being […]

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Which Grassy Weed is in My Lawn?

It is not uncommon for a customer to believe they have crabgrass in their lawn, when in fact, they may have one of several perennial uncontrollable grassy weeds growing in their lawn.  The difficulty is telling which grassy weed is present.  Without getting into a lot of detail, here are a few simple clues to tell which grassy weed may be growing in your lawn. Crabgrass:  This annual grassy weed grows flat to the ground and it looks like it has been stepped on.  Its growth habit resembles the spokes […]

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Getting To Know & Getting Rid of Invasive Plants

Invasive plants are just as they sound; invasive. They are invading a space that is not native to them. This doesn’t just mean they came from somewhere other than your geographic locale, it can mean that they will cause big trouble for your landscape. Not all invasive plants are bad, but knowing how to identify them and remove them if needed can be mission-critical to keeping your lawn and its surrounding landscapes healthy. Spring-Green, the neighborhood lawn care specialists for over forty years, can guide you to the knowledge you […]

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