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Tips to Ensure Your Plants Stay Healthy Throughout Winter

Tips to Ensure Your Plants Stay Healthy Throughout Winter

Winter can be very harsh on your landscape plants. The cold weather, snow, rain, and frigid wind all take a toll on your shrubs, trees, and other small plants. To help prevent damage to your landscape, it’s important to take the necessary steps to provide them extra protection during the cold months.

Fertilization, weed removal, mulch installation, and trimming all help protect your plants during the winter. If you live in Lunenburg, Leominster, Concord, and the surrounding areas, here is how to ensure your plants stay healthy throughout winter.

Fertilize Your Plants to Provide Optimum Nutrients

Fertilizer being applied to plants in Lunenburg, MA.

Many people believe that they should slow down on fertilization in the fall, or even stop it entirely; however, this isn’t the wisest decision. Providing your plants with a healthy application of fall fertilizer actually helps them gather nutrients they need to sustain themselves during the winter. Plants generally stop growing during the fall, but their roots continue to grow stronger and root deeper during this time and during the winter. Fertilizing your plants in fall provides them with the nutrients they need to fuel their root growth during the wintertime and leads to stronger, healthier plants come spring.

Pull Weeds From Your Garden

Weeds can be a nightmare for your landscape. They are voracious and grow rapidly, and when allowed to remain in your landscape beds, they can kill the plants that you’ve worked so hard to ...

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How Hydroseeding Revitalizes Your Lawn

How Hydroseeding Revitalizes Your Lawn

Hydroseeding is a process that involves spraying your lawn with a mixture of water, seeds, fertilizer, cellulose fiber, mulch, and other treatment agents. Many homeowners are opting for hydroseeding over sod installation or hand seeding due to hydroseeding’s revitalizing properties.

Applying hydroseeding to your lawn improves its health, creates a fuller lawn, controls soil erosion, and more. Here is how hydroseeding revitalizes your lawn in Lunenburg, Leominster, Concord, and the surrounding areas.

Hydroseeding Improves the Health of Your Lawn

As the mixture goes through its natural decomposition cycle, it releases a wide range of beneficial nutrients that soak deep down into your soil and help your seeds thrive. Hydroseed is a thick mixture, creating the perfect natural weed repellent. Because hydroseeding promotes a thicker, more even lawn, there is virtually no room for weeds to sprout and grow. Fewer weeds lead to a healthier lawn that is more robust and can fight off pests, lawn diseases, and future weed growth.

Hydroseeding encourages a much deeper and stronger root establishment, which leads to a lush, dark, almost blue-green look that every homeowner craves. And because the seed mixture is sprayed on top of your soil, there is no transplanting of seeds into foreign soils and no shock involved from the process.

Applying Hydroseed Creates a Thicker, Fuller Lawn

This home's lawn is lush and green thanks to our company's hydroseeding services in Leominster, MA.

Hydroseeding promotes a thicker, fuller, and more uniform ...

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How Your Lawn Benefits from Core Aeration

How Your Lawn Benefits from Core Aeration

Routine lawn maintenance is vital to a healthy, beautiful lawn. One of the most important lawn care services you can give your lawn is core aeration. Aerating your lawn provides grass roots with greater access to nutrients they need to grow strong and healthy and provides several benefits.

Here are some ways in which your lawn in Lunenburg, Leominster, Concord, and the surrounding areas benefits from core aeration.

Enjoy a Healthier Lawn

Core aeration is a type of lawn care service in which a special machine with hollow tines is run across your lawn and mechanically removes plugs or “cores” of soil and thatch from the lawn. Your grass needs air, water, sunlight, and nutrients to grow deep, strong roots. Over time, the soil in your lawn becomes compacted due to foot traffic and weather, restricting the flow of nutrients to your lawn’s roots. When your lawn can’t get the nutrients it needs to grow strong and healthy, it weakens and becomes more susceptible to pests and diseases and eventually dies.

Core aeration helps loosen compacted soil and provides access for nutrients, water, and light to penetrate deep down into your lawn. This allows grass roots to breathe and grow deeper into the soil and create a strong, well-established lawn. Aeration is most effective when performed in the fall to give your grass an extra boost of health when springtime comes.

Core aeration is most effective when performed in the fall....

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How Grubs Destroy Your Yard

How Grubs Destroy Your Yard

Keeping your yard at optimal health is a delicate balance in Lunenburg, Leominster, Concord, and surrounding areas. You have to make sure it’s being mowed properly, fertilized correctly, and has the right weed control applications.

Without those balances, your lawn may not be strong enough to fend off insect infestations or disease. A common problem we see here in our area is the invasion of grubs. Grubs can invade your lawn and quickly kill it off. Here is a guide to grubs and what they can do to destroy your yard.

What Exactly Is a Grub?

Simply put, a grub is a larva. These larvae grow up to be adult beetles who lay eggs which hatch into larvae, beginning an endless cycle unless it’s stopped. These types of beetles are usually Japanese beetles or June bugs. Their larvae, or grubs, typically hatch sometime in the summer about two weeks after the eggs are laid.

Grubs Feed on the Roots of Your Grass

Grubs in the soil of this Leominster, MA yard are quickly taking over.

As soon as grubs hatch, they then begin to feed on the roots of your grass. This causes the blades to die as they no longer have a way to suck up much-needed nutrients from the soil around them.

While the grubs continue to grow, they nest deeper and deeper into the soil and continue to attack the root system of your grass. They stay deep in the soil all through the winter so they can emerge in the spring and eat more roots before entering their pupal stage to transform into adults.

Grubs will end up killing your...

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