Finally, the landscape is finally awash with color. But not all the color is welcome. Dandelions are popping up everywhere. A customer called this week and was concerned that our first treatment didn’t work. I assured her it had done exactly what it was meant to do- fertilize her lawn but that also means it […]
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When we started to write this blog about tickborne illnesses, we were armed with facts and figures. Below is the one figure you need. Clearly Lyme is under diagnosed and spreading at alarming rates. every year- that is ten times as many as previously reported. Some medical professionals fear this epidemic is more widespread than […]
Do you like lichens? We recently received a phone call from a customer that her tree was being invaded by some wild fuzzy creatures. She said, My tree looks like it is from outerspace with hairy green appendages all over it.’ What was growing on her trees were lichen. Lichen, are an unusual pair. Yes, […]
Last year many areas were spared from Winter Moth Caterpillars. According to UMass Extension, the numbers could be significantly higher than last year. It is unclear how the extreme cold temperatures will affect the numbers that hatch. While winter moth are historically cold tolerant, temperatures this year were extreme and may help to keep the […]
Last week’s storm was Mother Nature’s wake up call to us all. Here at the Greenskeeper, we had enough. The day before the storm was spent raking, cleaning up branches and burning. Sure we knew that the lawn would be covered again but that little bit of warm weather had given us spring fever. If […]
Many of our customers are surprised to get a knock on their door, after Christmas. Why the heck would you still be fertilizing lawns? This fall was particularly challenging. After a very hot dry summer, lawns were in need of water. The fall continued with the pattern of lack of rain and lawns were in […]
Fall is here and it’s time to start preparing your trees and shrubs for the winter. The services that we offer and recommend in fall are Tree Shrub Insect Disease Control, Fall Dormant Oil, Deep Root Fertilization and Antidessicant. Tree/Shrub Insect Disease Control: Insects are still active and fungal diseases are a problem this time […]
Dallisgrass looks and acts like crabgrass- until you try to prevent or get rid of it.
Gall Wasps threaten oak trees on Cape Cod.
Annual bluegrass is popping up in lawns all over Massachusetts. The fuzzy light green tops are the seed heads. This is typical for this time of your. There is not need to do anything. With proper mowing and fertilization, the annual bluegrass will blend in with the rest of your lush lawn. Don’t fertilizer? Call […]
- Well Isn’t That Dandy? May 6, 2014
- LYME DISEASE: The Difficulties Diagnosing An Epidemic April 17, 2014
- Do you like the look of lichens? April 1, 2014
- WINTER MOTH March 29, 2014
- SPRING FEVER March 29, 2014