Monday, August 21, 2017
Thursday, August 17, 2017
It’s a misconception that seeding is a service only needed by lawns in total disrepair. The truth is that even healthy lawns will benefit from a lawn seeding service. Seeding can help improve your lawn’s overall health as well as boost its aesthetic appeal.
While seeding seems like a simple enough task, there are definitely benefits to having it done by a professional rather than doing it on your own. Let’s explore some seeding facts that you might not know as well as why you should consider a professional lawn seeding service for your Allentown, Bethlehem, or Easton, PA home.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
We know that you desire a lush, green lawn and you’re the kind of person who is invested in doing what it takes to achieve good lawn health. While lawn care services and techniques such as proper mowing, fertilization, and weed control are obviously important parts of that effort, one of the best things you can do for your lawn is having it aerated.
While it is a very important service, we find that many of our clients don’t know much about lawn aeration or why it’s needed. This article will help clarify what lawn aeration is, why it should be performed, how often it should be done, and why it’s likely best left to the professionals.
Friday, July 28, 2017
When it comes to watering lawns, we get a lot of questions about what’s needed. From whether you should be watering your lawn in the evening to whether you should be watering your lawn in the winter, we know that there are some uncertainties about the best practices. We also recognize there is a lot of misunderstanding.
Friday, July 21, 2017
A Guide to Lawn Disease Diagnosis, Control, and When To Use Lawn Care Companies in Allentown, Bethlehem or Easton, PA
Because of the fact that they tend to be confused with other lawn problems such as drought or insect damage, lawn diseases can go undiagnosed until it’s too late to repair the damage caused by them.
Many lawn diseases are fast-moving and highly destructive. One day you notice some slight discoloration and by the end of the week, large areas of your lawn have been lost to the disease.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Emerald Ash Borer: Treatment, Damage, and Important Facts for Lehigh, Northampton and Bucks County, PA Residents
Since it was first detected in Detroit in 2002, the Emerald Ash Borer pest has been systematically destroying ash trees everywhere it travels. And now, Emerald Ash Borer is in PA—specifically in Lehigh and Northampton counties. While it’s been five years since the pest was first discovered in Bucks County, it was only just officially discovered in the Lehigh Valley in 2016.
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Few things are more frustrating in lawn care than the resilience of weeds. All weeds are a nuisance, but summer lawn weeds seem particularly difficult to control. The hot and dry weather typically means your grass has extra stress and may not be at its healthiest. That can make it easier for summer weeds to begin popping up and taking over.
Unfortunately, summer weeds tend to be hardy and can thrive even when growing conditions are not optimal. They can also spread rapidly. If you don’t get them under control, they can really take over a property in only a short amount of time.
Friday, June 30, 2017
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
The pursuit of a lush green lawn can quickly become frustrating when the desired results are not being achieved. Whether you’re a do-it-yourselfer or you’re using a lawn maintenance service in Allentown, Bethlehem, or Easton, PA, if you feel like there is effort going into your lawn but you’re not getting the pay off you desire, chances are you’re getting fed up.
The truth is that achieving a thick, green lawn requires a combination of basic lawn maintenance practices with some lesser-known tips and tricks. It’s a bit more complex than most people realize. Even a lot of lawn care professionals get in the habit of doing things a certain way and never change it up.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Grubs, which is the collective name for several species of beetles in the larval stage, are tiny creatures that have the power to do a lot of damage to your lawn. While Japanese Beetles are probably the most well-known species, Northern Masked Chafer (which are nocturnal and not seen commonly because of that characteristic) and European Chafer beetles are also a problem in Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, PA.
When you’re investing in lawn care, the last thing you want is to have grubs come in and destroy your turf. Although some people assume they don’t need grub control as part of their lawn care services because they haven’t seen any, the problem with grubs is that you often don’t begin to see the damage until it’s severe.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
The saying goes that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the fence—but what if it is? Not metaphorically but in real life. Is your neighbor’s lawn greener than yours?
You might feel like you’re doing absolutely everything you need to have the perfect lawn and yet just next door your neighbor has a weed-free lawn while yours is scattered with troublesome weeds. Whether you do your own lawn care or you utilize a service, there’s probably nothing that annoys you more than weeds popping through.
What is your neighbor’s weed control trick?
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
If you’ve never worked with a lawn care company before you may have no clue what to expect to pay for services. Unfortunately there is no simple answer to the question, “How much does lawn care usually cost?” Even right here in the Lehigh Valley, lawn care prices can vary dramatically.
The cost of lawn care is dependent upon a variety of factors including products used, methodologies, and even what treatment options are included in a package. Comparing two companies side-by-side could be like comparing apples and oranges. There are certainly valid reasons why one company might cost more. The differences between companies and services are worth exploring.
Monday, May 22, 2017
The process of finding a lawn care service can be overwhelming. That’s because there are a lot of choices and they’re often all very different. Even right here in the Lehigh Valley, the best lawn care services in Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, PA are quite varied.
On the outside, it may seem as though lawn care services are all the same but the truth is that everything from what they offer, to the level of training of their technicians, to even professionalism can differ drastically. It’s absolutely worth putting in the time to research the options and know what you’re getting for your investment.
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Friday, May 12, 2017
The following blog post on tree cutting management brought forth many new thoughts and ideas into my head with regard to tree removal and cutting, so I thought I would share this very well written article with my followers here on Blogger. The original author, John C. Fech goes into great detail on the three main pillars of tree care, namely, review, repair and replace.
I found the information below focused mainly on advising tree care and pruning service professionals the best ways and procedures to utilize for keeping happy customers and clients. No one likes cutting down a tree for no good reason due to the fact it takes so long for a mature tree to develop. This is why tree repair is so valuable to learn and important to implement when the situation calls for repairing a tree or group of trees.
This is common-sense protocol that will serve your customers well.
|All photos in this article by: John C. Fech|
Some trees can be repaired, others fall into the “watch and monitor” category and some fall into the “remove” group. In general, the sooner a tree defect can be identified, the better.
Pruning to correct codominant leaders early in a tree’s life is an important part of repair.
The ones that are most appropriate in this classification are co-dominant leaders in the first three years of a tree’s life, crossing and rubbing branches and control of certain pests, such as borers and apple scab. A program of monitoring with frequent scouting activities is an integral part of tree repair, with the goal being spotting these defects in a timely manner.
In addition to the pruning of defective tree parts, temporary stabilization of weak branch structure should be considered on a short-term basis, generally one year or less. Cabling and bracing procedures and installing rods can aid in certain situations. The most common scenarios are ones where funds to remove or repair a tree are not immediately available, or where a party or wedding is going to take place in the weeks following an inspection – the mess that a tree removal can make is not acceptable in these cases.
|Leaning trees usually need replacement for a proper fix.|
Repair also includes vital underground structures as well. The rhizosphere is crucial to the overall health of a tree and appropriate measures taken to bring it as close to a forested condition are very helpful. One such action is to aerate the soil and turfgrass surrounding a tree and apply compost and/or mulch. Several passes of the core cultivator are the best procedure, especially if the tines are 4 inches apart or greater.
|Mulch expansion at base of tree.|