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Lawn Care & Landscaping Tips

Keeping your property beautiful all season long does not need to be complicated. Keep maintenance simple with these quick and easy tips. Lawn care and caring for plants in the landscape comes down to knowing what needs to be done and when to do it. Timing can make a big difference, like proper watering. For a property that looks great and holds up year round, check back for our lawn and landscape care tips.

Have you ever had your soil tested?

You may ask, "why should I have my soil tested?

  • Soil testing eliminates the guesswork out of what soil amendments may be required for your turf
  • Soil pH is a measurement of the acidity of the soil. A pH of 7.0 is neutral, below 7.0 is acidic, and above 7.0 is alkaline.
  • Soil test reports contain recommended amounts of limestone and/or fertilizer needed for optimum turf growth.
  • Knowing how much to apply saves time and money.
  • Applying the proper amounts of limestone and fertilizer promotes a healthy, productive plants. In addition, it minimizes the potential for water pollution from over application of nutrients, especially nitrogen and phosphorus.

     ….only $65 fee for this beneficial service

Benefits of Aeration:

Did you know that golf course aerate 5-6 times a season!
Aeration is the process of mechanically removing small plugs of thatch and soil from your lawn to improve natural soil aeration. There are numerous benefits of core aerating your lawn annually to reduce soil compaction and promoting root growth for a healthier lawn. Best time to complete this service is between late August and early October.

Benefits of Aeration:

  • Enhanced soil water uptake.
  • Improved fertilizer uptake and use
  • Improved air exchange between the soil and atmosphere.
  • Reduced water runoff and puddling.
  • Stronger turf grass roots.
  • Reduced soil compaction.
  • Enhanced heat and drought stress tolerance.
  • Improved resiliency and cushioning.
  • Enhanced thatch breakdown.


Overseeding lawns as part of a regular annual maintenance has been around for years. Hot weather, weeds, insects, and disease often  take their toll on lawns by the end of the summer. Fall is the best time to renew lawns.This will improve the quality of your lawn ensuring a thick, healthy, and weed free lawn! Overseeding lawns in the fall reduces or eliminates competition from summer weedy grasses, such as crabgrass.
September is the best time to seed cool season lawns here in New England allowing the best results with the least amount of work occur at that time. March and April are second choices for seeding.

After aerating, it’s time to overseed!

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