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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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Fruit Tree Care Tips

Enjoying freshly picked berries, apples, lemons, nectarines, and others can create delicious delicacies and family memories that last a lifetime. Proper care for your fruit trees is the key to keeping the fun flowing. While care will vary based on your fruit tree varietals and the region of the world you reside, these best practices will help you build a strong foundation for success care of your fruit trees.

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How to Prevent Wasp Nests On & Around Your Home

If you notice wasps and wasp nests are showing up around your home during the summer months, you don’t have to be a prisoner to the threat of these pesky flying pests. Let’s get prepared by exploring how wasps get attracted to your home, what the early signs of a wasp nest invasion looks like, as well as how to remove wasps and their nests when they do pop up.

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Everything to Know About Thatch

Lawn thatch is a term you may have heard thrown around, or maybe you’ve even seen it up close a few times, but how much do you truly know about it? The lawn care pros at Spring-Green have compiled a guide to help you get schooled up on thatch, how it forms, what it looks like, how to remove it, and how to help prevent it.

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Your Spring Planting Plan Is Here

Welcome to May! We know the weather is beautiful, and the time is right to get started on your garden. That’s why we’ve crafted this little beginner’s guide for you to check out as you plan out your spring garden this year.

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Is Your Lawn Equipment Ready for Spring?

It might be time to focus on your lawn for a few moments and make sure it’s prepped and ready for the upcoming season. You’ll need to take stock of your equipment, including lawnmowers, weed whackers, edgers, gardening tools, electric power equipment, and garden hoses. Use this checklist to ensure your lawn is healthy.

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Top Tips for Spring Tree Care

As we enter into spring and embark on the warm summer months, many homeowners are left grappling with proper tree care as the seasons change. Questions swirl around the tree-loving homeowner’s mind like: How do I care for my trees as they come out of dormancy? How do I help my trees stay healthy in the spring?

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Animal Hibernation in My Lawn: Should I Care?

During the winter months, many animals go into hibernation in order to conserve energy during the harshest season. While the phenomenon of hibernation makes for interesting reading, it can wreak havoc on winter and spring lawns. The types of animals that hibernate in your neighborhood will vary by region, and some are more destructive than others.

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Winter Home Maintenance Checklist

It’s that time of year – winter is in full effect. The time when winter storms are wreaking havoc across the country, bringing ice, snow, sleet, and frigid temps. Your home needs a little extra care during these extreme times of the cold season. You might find yourself at a loss asking common questions about what to keep an eye on in the attic, basement, your home’s exterior, and your heating system components. Spring-Green, your neighborhood lawn care specialist since 1977, has all the tips to keep your home safe […]

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