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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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Are Spring-Green Lawn Care Services Safe for Pets?

pets lawn care safety

A general concern that comes up every year is if the pesticides we use are safe for pets and children. The majority of the pesticide products Spring-Green uses are considered “General Use” and can be purchased and used by homeowners. Spring-Green will post every treated lawn and leave instructions to stay off the lawn until the application has dried. While the drying time is influenced by weather, in most cases, keeping pets and children off the treated area for 2 hours after the application is a good practice and recommended. […]

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Spring-Green Lawn Care Plants 100,000 Trees With Arbor Day Foundation

Over the past ten years, Spring-Green has worked with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant over 100,000 trees across the country. This year, the donation of trees will go to Georgia’s upper Altamaha watershed. Spring-Green Lawn Care has been donating to Arbor Day Foundation for the planting of trees, totaling over 100,000 trees to date being planted. Since 2010, the donations were allocated by Arbor Day Foundation towards the planting of trees in forests across the country such as Florence County State Forest, Pere Marquette State Forest, Shawnee National Forest, […]

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Happy National Lawn Care Month – We’ve Got All The Tips!

national lawn care month

It’s April. It’s spring. The temps are rising, the birds are chirping and it’s National Lawn Care Month! At Spring-Green, we love April for all these reasons, and we want to spread our love of the lawn with you with some fun facts and interesting tips to celebrate. In Honor of National Lawn Care Month: 3 Ways Our Lawns Make Our Lives Better 1. They protect us from ticks, mosquitoes, fleas and fire ants. A lawn treated with safe and environmentally-friendly pest control products will protect your family’s health. If […]

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Put Out The Fire: The Secret To Controlling Fire Ants

Fire Ants

The fire ant is the name lovingly given to several species of ants in the genus Solenopsis. These Solenopsis a.k.a. fire ants are stinging (thus burdensome) ants that are most commonly found in the Southeast and Southcentral regions of the United States. The painful stings caused by red ants are more than an annoyance. For those suffering with an allergy to red ants or young children who are more susceptible to stumbling into a nest of red ants, the minor annoyance. In addition, fire ants have a negative impact on […]

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Weed And Feed 101 – Everything You’ve Always Wanted To Know

weed and feed

Like many things in life timing matters. If you want a healthy, vibrant lawn year-round, it’s just as important to understand what it needs as well as to understand when it needs it. A foundational link to your lawn’s health is providing protection from the weeds that can threaten its very existence. Weed killers, weed and feed and the timing of it all, however, can be mystifying to homeowners seeking answers. Not to worry though, you’ve got a neighborhood lawn expert at your disposal! Spring-Green has the basics of weed […]

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Answers to Top Frequently Asked Questions about Warm Season Grass Mowing

If you’re like most homeowners, you have a few pressing questions about warm season grasses that need to be answered ASAP! Before we dive into the most commonly asked questions about your dormant grass and its best care recommendations, let’s get on the same page. First-things-first, let’s make sure we understand what warm season grasses are. Warm season grasses, as the name implies, thrive in temperatures that are consistently over 75 degrees. These warm-weather loving grasses are best used in warm regions such as the south, southeast, and southwest of […]

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The Secrets To Winter Lawn Care Revealed

winter lawn care

Professional landscaping experts get the frequently asked winter lawn care questions over and over again. “How often should I water my lawn in winter?” Or other varieties like: How can I keep my lawn healthy during the cold months, so it looks great in spring and summer? What are the best tools to prep my lawn before the first snowfall comes? I have this type of grass, how do I care for it during winter? So, since those are just a few of the commonly asked questions about winter lawn […]

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How To Care For Your Holiday Poinsettias

holiday poinsettias

Over 34 million Poinsettias are sold each year making it the highest-selling flowering plant in the United States accounting for upwards of $144 million in revenue. For the curious out there, Easter Lilies are in a distant second place with $22 million dollars in sales. And, let’s face it the holidays just aren’t the same without these beauties strategically placed in our homes and communities. Many holiday-makers are confused, however, about the best way to care for their Holiday Poinsettias. Spring-Green, experts in lawn care since 1977, can demystify the […]

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How To Pick The Perfect Christmas Tree For The Holiday Season

Picking The Perfect Christmas Tree

It’s December which means it’s time to decorate (among other things). While shopping, visits to Santa and cookie baking top our to-do lists, so does picking the perfect Christmas tree. It may seem fun and festive to head out to the local nursery or corner stall to buy a tree, but picking the right Christmas tree for your unique needs can make all the difference in your holiday decorating efforts. Don’t sweat it though, your neighborhood lawn care professionals at Spring-Green is here to guide you through the process of […]

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Fall Composting Guide to Keep Your Garden Looking Fantastic Year-round

As summer comes to an end, the leaves begin to hit the ground and the temps dip, we embrace what some might call the best season of the year. Fall brings sweaters, football games and if you want your garden to thrive year-round, fall composting. Whether you’re brand-new to gardening and have no idea where to begin or an experienced pro in need of a fall composting refresher, the lawn care specialists at Spring-Green compiled (pun intended) the composting tips you need to get started! A No-Brainer Guide to Fall […]

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