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Lawn Enemy – The Chinch Bug

Lawn Enemy – The Chinch Bug

Is your lawn developing general yellowing and bare spots? If the weather has been dry lately, you may be seeing damage done by chinch bugs. From Cornell Home Gardening: “To scout for chinch bugs, cut both ends out of a coffee can and press it at least 1 inch into the...
Lawn Programs

Lawn Programs

Lawn Programs – The basics Most programs,  no matter the manufacturer, have the same basic steps. A special note for the Capital District: Don’t apply lime to your lawn unless you’ve had your soil pH tested first. We do that for free. First Step or...
Red Thread in Lawns

Red Thread in Lawns

Red Thread in Lawns Cool, moist weather in May and June are perfect conditions for Red Thread to show up in lawns. Red Thread (Laetisaria fuciformis) is a fungus that produces red or pink antler-like ‘threads’ on the infected grass blades. Circular patches of tan or...
Fall Lawn Care

Fall Lawn Care

Fall is an ideal time to jump-start next year’s lawn. It’s a great time to overseed sparse areas in your lawn so that next year your toes will be tickled ‘green’ by a lush carpet. Without hot temperatures that stress grass plants, you’ll find that...