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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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The Only Fall Lawn Care Checklist You’ll Need

When summer comes to a screeching halt, you’ll need to know how to care for your lawn this fall. Spring-Green, with decades of lawn expertise under their belt, put together the only fall Lawn care checklist you need. Why is Fall Lawn Care so important? That’s a common question homeowners ask us here at Spring-Green. We know it seems like a lot of work before the long, cold winter, but fall lawn care is extremely important, and here’s why. The process for a beautiful, green and lush summer lawn begins […]

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Fall Core Aeration and Seeding Tips

The season of pumpkin spice lattes and long sleeves is almost here. Yes, it’s almost fall. Your lawn has dealt with a hot summer that brought conditions that are often stressful. The good news is that cooler fall weather can create an optimal growing scenario for your lawn—if you follow these best practices for fall core aeration and seeding, that is. Be sure to adhere to Spring-Green’s tips to ensure your lawn is poised to thrive during the cold months ahead and all year round.   Why aerating and seeding […]

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How To Tell If Your Summer Lawn is dehydrated (and what to do about it).

In the heat of the summer, your lawn can suffer from dehydration under the sun’s oppressive glare. Not every brown spot, however, is dehydration. Knowing when your lawn is truly suffering from a lack of hydration and how to address the issue when it rears its ugly head is the challenge for many homeowners during the drier parts of the year when there is excessive sunlight and also when there are water restrictions in place. Your neighborhood lawn experts at Spring-Green are to help! We’ve compiled this mini-guide to help you:  […]

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Prepare your Shrubs and Trees for the End of Summer with Ease

  Before the fall temperatures move in, it is essential to prep and prepare your shrubs for the end of summer. While warm seasons can bring a lot of health for shrubs and trees, the heat of the summer months can require extra attention for most plants. From summer storms, pests, and potential diseases, your shrubs and trees can require more extensive care and prep for the end of summer care and the seasonal transitions.   Throughout history, droughts have destroyed many plants ahead of the fall transformation and plants going […]

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Tips To Fix Your Lawn During A Summer Drought

It’s almost inevitable. Summer arrives with scorching temps and lots of rain. But then the rain doesn’t always stay and drought conditions kick in. Lawn care becomes more complicated in an instant. Drought is more of a problem than ever before and worse in specific areas of the United States than others. Statistics estimate that 53 million people are living in drought-affected areas worldwide. More than 93 percent of the land area in Utah, Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico is in some level of drought while 69 percent of Utah is in severe drought, as is 61 […]

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What Are Some Summer Gardening Tips?

Every year when summer finally arrives it feels like we’ve waited forever for the long sunny days, time off from school, vacations, and gatherings by the pool. Don’t forget about the blooming beauty of our gardens. Summer gardening can seem overwhelming to some newbies who want all the beauty but don’t have the experience. Not to worry, Spring-Green, your neighborhood’s top choice of lawn care specialist since 1977, has all the summer gardening tips you need. Whether you are an experienced gardener, or your experience level is “green,” this guide will help you enjoy a stunning garden this summer. Let’s get started, […]

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How Can I Prevent Fire Pit Damage On My Lawn?

Everyone loves to sit around the fire at night. It’s great for ambiance, cuddling, and roasting marshmallows. The fire pit can raise some questions for the savvy homeowner who wants to make sure of the best practices and avoid damaging their outdoor experience. If you’ve been pondering the idea of a fire pit but felt unsure about the safety that comes with it, Spring-Green has you covered.  Commonly Asked Questions About Fire Pit Damage Can I put my fire pit on my grass? If you want to use portable fire pits on grass, you […]

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How Do You Plant A Tree?

Trees bring so much beauty to your yard with the added benefits of shade and improvement to air quality around you. If planting trees is on your agenda, you are on to something good. Your neighborhood lawn care experts at Spring-Green have the guide you need to get it done. Let’s go!  What are the benefits of adding a tree to my lawn? Helping to reduce air pollution  Increasing the absorption of carbon dioxide  Reducing electricity costs as they help to cool down areas of your home  Reducing rain runoff  Providing shade that reduces […]

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How Can I Prepare My Lawn For A Memorial Day Party?

Memorial Day is the kickoff of summer. It’s time for backyard barbecues, pool openings, and yard games. If your thoughts are turning toward summer weekends, your first step should be yard prep.  Spring-Green, is the go-to lawn care source for neighborhoods since 1977. We have the tips you need to kick things off this Memorial Day and set your yard up for an epic season of summer fun. How can I get my lawn ready for Memorial Day? Choose The Best Fertilizer – All lawns need nutrients to thrive. Your lawn needs three key ingredients – nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Lawns need more […]

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Outdoor Lighting For Your Yard

Lighting sets the mood in both your indoor and outdoor spaces. With spring here and summer coming, we are bound to be spending more time outside while the sun is down. With your backyard being the backdrop for group gatherings, family meals, and late-night conversations wouldn’t you want to ensure it looks its best? Spring-Green has the tips and ideas you need to make your yard the oasis you deserve.    How To Make Great Outdoor Lighting? Light Up Your Seating Area – Set the mood with string lights hung around your seating area. This is an easy and inexpensive […]

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