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Fall Fertilizer Tips To Set Your Calendar By

Fall is right around the corner. That means it’s time to play football, pick out pumpkins and prep our lawns for the cold winter months ahead. Fall fertilizing can set your lawn up for success year-round, but timing does matter. Drill down on the best practices for fall fertilizer with the experts from Spring-Green, your neighborhood lawn care professionals since 1977. The dates of the first frost in your area will vary by region, but here’s what you generally need to know for fall lawn care. Answers to the Most […]

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Summer’s Almost Over – Get Your Garden Ready For Fall

The Northern Hemisphere officially marks the close of summer on September 23rd this year, while most of us consider Labor Day to be the end of all things summer-related. While some of us look forward to the fall season and all approaching holidays, some are left with a feeling of concern, confusion or dread as we worry about our gardens! Navigating the changing of the seasons, for the garden lovers among us, entails more than just pulling your favorite pea coat or scarf out of the closet. In fact, the transition […]

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Stay Sharp: How To Keep Your Lawn Mower Blade Working Its Best

Have you ever pondered the sharpness of your lawn mower? If so, you are not alone in your consideration of the sharpness of your mower. You can follow all the mowing tips and mowing best practices available for consumption, but with a dull blade, you won’t get too far. The pros at Spring-Green, your neighborhood lawn care professionals, are here with the tips you need to keep your mower blade sharp and your lawn looking sharp! Guide To Keeping Your Lawn Mower Blades Sharp Does a sharp mower blade really […]

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All The Tips To Keep Your Lawn Hydrated This Summer

Watering the lawn is not rocket science, but it sometimes feels like there’s a hidden formula to watering the lawn that only few among us know. Add to that the deluge of summer rains, droughts and/or water restrictions and homeowners are left wishing for winter. Wait, what, no – we love summer, but just want to keep our lawn looking hydrated until the temperatures begin to drop. So, of course, cherish the hot and sultry days of summer and enjoy a lush, green lawn that has the perfect amount of […]

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Stay Safe from Fleas and Ticks This Summer

Fleas and ticks can create a nuisance in our summer fun and contribute to minor yet annoying health problems. Spring-Green, your neighborhood lawn care specialists since 1977, has compiled a guide to get you schooled up on the threats fleas and ticks pose and, most importantly, how to control these pesky intruders. Answers To Your Frequently Asked Flea and Tick Control Questions What exactly is Lyme Disease? Lyme disease can have a combination of symptoms that can all be present or only a few. They are easily mistaken for other […]

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How To Mosquito-Proof Your Yard For Summer Fun

Summer is finally here. Time to celebrate the sun, the great outdoors and the season for fun! Get ready for 4th of July festivities and lots of impromptu summer BBQ’s without the uninvited guests – mosquitoes. Mosquito control is the goal of many a homeowner. Mosquitoes are not only an itchy nuisance, but they can also carry serious diseases. The good news for this summer is we’ve got some pro tips to help you keep your yard mosquito free for ultimate outdoor enjoyment. Summer’s Here! Grab These Tips To Ward […]

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Pollinators: Tips For Attracting More Bees + Butterflies

As summer kicks into full gear, it’s the best time to step outside and take in the glories of nature. Spending time engulfed in your home’s outdoor oasis is even better when the garden is full of beautiful flowers and foliage to enhance our enjoyment. If your garden is full of plants that attract butterflies and hummingbirds, you already know who magical that can be. But, did you know how important it is to attract more pollinators to your garden? In fact, strategically planting flowers and plants that attract pollinators […]

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Seedheads Developing on Cool Season Grasses

Some customers get worried when they see little seedheads covering their lawns, usually starting around the middle of May when sunlight reaches 12 hours a day. It is a natural process of the grass to produce seed, and fertilizing and proper mowing practices will help keep the lawn healthy. The seedheads are forming on tiny stalks that the grass plant sends up. Depending on its abundance, the seedheads can make the lawn look pale. Once the stalks are mowed, which don’t cut as easily as grass blades, they may shred […]

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Large Patch and Spring Dead Spot Symptoms Showing Now

We are getting reports of Large Patch and Spring Dead Spot showing in lawns throughout the South and Southeast regions. These diseases were formerly called Brown Patch, a disease that affects cool-season grasses in the middle of the summer. These diseases begin to infect turf in the fall and the symptoms show in the late spring to early summer as the lawns come out of winter dormancy. Brown Patch on cool-season grasses begins to infect the turf during periods of high heat and humidity and the symptoms immediately show on […]

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Tree Care: Benefits Of Trees In Our Environment

Trees are a quintessential part of our global ecosystem and our own community environments for so many reasons! On Arbor Day each year, we celebrate and promote the importance of trees in our lives, but here at Spring-Green, we think about and celebrate trees all year round. In fact, we’ve made it our business, literally, to help home and business owners create the perfect landscapes full of trees to enhance all of our lives. And, we don’t stop there, tree care is important to protect that environment and your investment […]

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