Thursday, March 8, 2018

Crabgrass Control and Your Lawn: The Who, What, Where, When, Why and How

Crabgrass is one of the most hated weeds of all time and it’s easy to understand why. This annual grassy weed can multiply rapidly and be very difficult to get rid of. You might feel as though you’ve tackled crabgrass one season, only to see it pop up again during the next growing season. It can be exhausting.

That’s exactly why you need to take control.

In order to ensure that you have lawn crabgrass control fully handled, we’ll take care of the who, what, where, when, why and how you should do it. Armed with all the facts, you’ll finally be able to take back your lawn.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

DIY Lawn Care vs. Using a Pro: Costs, Considerations, and Results

While you may not be certain exactly what goes into making your lawn as green as it can be, you might still be wondering whether you can do your own lawn care. You may be thinking it’s something you could figure out and save yourself money by taking a DIY approach.

But you may also have concerns. What if you don’t get good results? Or, even worse, what if you make a costly mistake?

You want to get to the bottom of the issue so that you can be sure you are investing your time and your money into the best choice for your lawn. Is it worth attempting a DIY lawn care plan or should you leave it to a professional? And will it cost a lot more to have it professionally done?

You’re looking for answers in order to make the wise decision.

Friday, February 16, 2018

8 Troublesome Spring Lawn Weeds & How to Control Them

If you love your lawn then you surely can’t stand weeds. While some weed growth is inevitable, even in a healthy lawn, they are a nuisance, an eyesore, and a thorn in your side—and that’s being nice.

Simply put, spring weeds are a natural enemy to your healthy, thriving lawn. The last thing you want is to have them pop up and suddenly turn your attractive yard into something ugly. Since weeds compete with your healthy turf for nutrients and water, and some of the aggressive ones even crowd out your desired turfgrasses, you want to get rid of them before they cause any major problems.

You just need to know the best way to do that.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

What Tree Services in Bethlehem, PA Recommend to Extend the Life of Mature Trees

Mature tree trimming service tips for Bethlehem, PA, Allentown, and Easton.Your trees are valuable assets on your property. This is especially true of your mature trees (those that have been around for 20 years or longer). They may have been a part of your life for many years, having provided the shade for your children when they were little and been there for many memories as they’ve grown.

Or maybe your trees serve another important purpose for your family such as helping seclude your yard from the neighbors and giving you some privacy. Or, even if you’re relatively new to your home, the character offered by the mature trees in your backyard might have been part of what drew you to the property in the first place.

Monday, January 15, 2018

6 Best Ways to Get Rid of Crabgrass in Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, PA

Crabgrass is a menace to your healthy lawn—breaking through in unsightly patches and detracting from an otherwise good-looking yard. Unfortunately, it’s a difficult weed to get rid of, largely because of how quickly it can spread.

You may not know that just one crabgrass plant can produce up to 75,000 seeds. These lay dormant in the soil until the ideal conditions for germination rolls around come spring. Then, as crabgrass emerges and grows, it will begin to crowd out your healthy turf in dense, clumping mats throughout your lawn. Because crabgrass is so drought hardy and does not take much to thrive, in little-to-no-time it can really take over a lawn.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Joshua Tree vs. Trugreen: Which is the Best Lawn Care Choice in Allentown, PA?

You’d like a better lawn; One that you can really enjoy and that the neighbors will envy. That’s why you’re in the market to find lawn care for your Allentown, PA home. You want to choose a service that you can trust to help get you the lawn that you really desire.

That all sounds simple enough. Of course, when it comes to actually choosing amongst the best lawn care services in Allentown, PA, you may find that it’s not exactly an easy feat. That’s because there are a lot of companies to choose from and they’re quite different. You may be uncertain as to whether you should trust a big name that you recognize or a local company.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Tree Trimming Services for Allentown, PA Properties 20 Years Old or Newer

There are a number of reasons why you planted trees at your home. You wanted a place where your family could relax, a spot for some shade, and even a bit of screening from your neighbors’ yards. Over the years you’ve watched your trees grow and you’ve come to appreciate them even more for those benefits.

Because your home is under 20 years’ old, you’re not sure there’s much more to do other than watch your trees grow. They seem to be doing well—you just want to be sure to keep them that way.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

How to Tell if a Tree is Dangerous: 7 Tree Hazards to Look For

How to tell if a tree is dangerous and how a tree inspection can spot hazards.Concerns that a tree might fall and damage your property, or even worse, hurt a person, are definitely serious. Tree hazards are also a liability. If your tree, or one of its limbs, damages someone else’s property or hurts another person, that could easily result in a costly lawsuit.

Whether you’re worried, or you just want to be sure, the last thing you want to do is neglect it and assume everything is okay. You want to follow through on having your tree inspected and determined if it is really dangerous or if some of the issues you’re noticing aren’t true causes for concern.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Does Aeration and Overseeding Work? Before and After Pics That Will Blow Your Mind

If you’re looking at a thinned out or even bare yard every day, you’re probably growing frustrated—or maybe even a little embarrassed about how it looks compared to everyone else’s yards.

You know you need a solution but you want to make a good choice that will give you your desired results without breaking the bank.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

How to Use Lawn Care Reviews to Evaluate Lawn Care Companies

Choosing a lawn care company can become more complicated than you may think. There are so many options to choose from and a lot of research to do to make a great decision.

But it’s important to go through that hard work. Being able to compare one company to the next will allow you to make the best decision for your lawn—and that’s your end goal. After all, choosing the best lawn care company should equate to getting the best results.

These days everyone wants to be informed. And with the internet available at your fingertips, it’s now easier than ever to educate yourself. Whether you’re looking for a product, a service, or even a company, you can instantly find out information about whatever it is you’re researching.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Examining Tree Fertilization Cost, Methods, and When to Use a Company in Allentown, Bethlehem, or Easton, PA

You want the trees on your property to thrive, which is why you suspect they should be fertilized. Tree fertilization provides your trees with nutrients that they aren’t getting from your suburban soil, which would be readily available in a natural forest setting.

However, while you know your trees could use fertilization to improve their vigor and their overall health, you’re uncertain as to what methods are best.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

6 Fall Lawn Care Tips for Beautiful Grass in Pennsylvania

While the fall is actually the most important lawn care season with vital tasks that should be performed to ensure your lawn is its healthiest, it’s often overlooked for many reasons. For one, the “outdoor season” is winding down and folks start spending less time outside. Homeowners also think they may be able to delay many lawn care tasks until the spring and not worry about their lawn until then.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

How to Water Grass Seed After an Aeration and Seeding

You’ve invested time, energy, and even money into seeding your lawn and now you want to be sure that it’s going to perform. You want it to come up thick and green, and do its job of crowding out weeds. While you may have even used a professional service for aeration and overseeding, now it’s on you to do the watering and you want to be sure you do it right. You don’t want to have wasted your time or money and you want to know exactly how to water grass seed in order to achieve success.

Monday, October 2, 2017

7 Signs It's Time for Switching Lawn Companies and How to Do It

You’re not happy with your lawn care service and it’s become a point of frustration for you. Whether it’s because their service is getting increasingly sloppy, you’re getting less than desirable results, or you find them difficult to reach when you have a question or concern, you’ve reached a point where you want a change. When you invest in a service you expect certain results and if your lawn care company is not living up to their end of the bargain then there is no reason to continue to be unhappy.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

4 Important Facts About Fertilizing Trees

You appreciate the trees on your property for many reasons whether it’s the shade they provide, the aesthetic appeal they add to your property, or even the emotional attachment you have when watching them grow. Your trees are valuable to you and you want to keep them in good shape.

While a lot of people assume that the trees on their property are self-sustaining, the truth is that suburban trees aren’t getting the same nutrients that they would have readily available if they were growing in a forest. That depletion of resources can lead to lack of vigor and a decline in the overall health of your tree.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Growing Grass in Shade: Realistic Expectations and Practical Solutions

Whether you just moved to a property that is heavily shaded or you’ve been struggling with a problem for years, growing grass in the shade can pose a lot of challenges.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Soil Testing Trees and Lawns in Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, PA

Are your lawn or trees lacking color or vigor? Are you getting a ton of weeds in your lawn? Does something just seem off and you just can’t pinpoint the problem?

You feel like you’re doing everything right—you’re watering your lawn and trees, maybe even adding fertilizer—and your lawn or landscape plants are still struggling.

It may actually be that you have a problem with the health of your soil. Healthy soil is of critical importance to maintaining your landscape and yet it is often given very little thought. But when soil isn’t at its best, your lawn and trees could struggle to get the nutrients they need to survive.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

11 Lawn Fertilizing Myths

We find that there are often a lot of misconceptions about lawn fertilizing that have our clients (and potential clients) confused. Understanding lawn fertilization can be challenging with so much misinformation circulating. Since we often hear a lot of lawn fertilizer myths, we wanted to help set the record straight. Here are 11 myths, debunked, along with the correct information that you can trust.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

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The Emerald Ash Borer is here in PA—specifically, right here in the Lehigh Valley. This isn’t a surprise as we’ve known they were coming and have been talking about them to our clients for years. Still, it’s alarming to our tree care clients in Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, PA to realize that these highly destructive pests have now taken up residence in our region. Once this pest finds a home in your ash tree, it’s only a matter of time until it’s completely destroyed.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Using a Lawn Seeding Service vs. DIY in Allentown, Bethlehem, or Easton, PA

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

Lawn Aeration: Why, How Often, and Hiring a Lawn Aerating Service

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

Watering a Lawn in Spring, in Evening, or Every Day? 5 Quick Tips

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

7 Notorious Summer Lawn Weeds in Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, PA

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.