Category Archives: Lawn

Fall cleanup a drag? This year, give the raking and mulching to someone else.

Just a short while ago, your yard was the scene for fun and relaxation. But when fall comes around, there’s so much to do to get the yard ready for its long winter nap. Between …

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Cutting Back + Cleaning Up

Storm Ready Gardening
The Mid Atlantic’s unpredictable weather patterns are infamous. The top 50 storms in Maryland have all occurred in the months of September and October. Property damage has included unnecessary destruction from loose …

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How to protect your evergreen shrubs from winter burn

With a name like “evergreen,” you’d think these perennial plants would have no trouble maintaining their beautiful color year after year. This, however, is not always the case. Some evergreen shrubs experience what is known …

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Should I worry about frost heaving?

Temperatures have been fairly mild in many states this winter… which is good for you, but could cause problems for your plants. Frost heaving occurs when perennials are “heaved” out of the soil due to …

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Keep Your Lawn Strong – Even in the Dead Of Winter

If you want a greener lawn in spring, did you know the most important time to organically fertilize your grass is the fall? Most people guess spring!
The Espoma Organic Company shares why …

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5 Tips to Help Your Lawn Recover from Summer Stress

Cool temperatures, light rainfalls and beautiful autumn leaves signal that fall is nearly here. These same signs tell your lawn that fall has come and winter is on the way, too. End the season with …

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How to prepare your lawn for fall

Summer will be over before we know it, but there’s still plenty of outdoor time to enjoy before winter sets in. Fall is often the best season to go on long walks, dine al fresco …

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A Quick Guide to Watering your Lawn

Planting flowers, picking up sticks, mowing the grass – these are just a few of the ways we make our yards look presentable to the public. Another common strategy is watering the lawn. Water helps …

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Enhance your home’s curb appeal with flowers

Enhance your home’s curb appeal with flowers – You’ve put time and thought into designing a welcoming entryway, but what about your front lawn? When guests visit, your house’s exterior and yard are what they’ll …

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How to safely eliminate weeds and grass from your landscaping

Getting rid of weeds and unwanted grass in your yard can be tricky. While there are many products out there designed to kill weeds, many of them are filled with chemicals that do more harm …

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Our Lawns Will Need TLC to Prosper This Summer

It has been a challenging year thus far with a severe winter, a late and short spring, followed by a drought.  Your lawn will need some TLC to prosper this summer.
An early June …

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5 Beginner’s Rules for Lawn Fertilizer Use in Maryland

Because our waters drain into Chesapeake Bay, we have stringent guidelines and laws controlling how much fertilizer and what types of fertilizer can be used in your yard. Here is a beginner’s guide to these …

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5 Tips to Prep Your Lawn for Spring

Now that the snow has melted away, you’re left looking at what winter has done to your lawn. There’s a good chance you have tree and leaf debris scattered around, as well as other yard …

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The Best Fertilizer For Your Lawn And Garden

When trying to pick a fertilizer for your lawn and garden, you need to know a couple of numbers. These numbers will help you determine which fertilizer is best both for the plants you’re growing …

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Take Time to Fertilize Now for a Healthy Spring Lawn

After surviving the heat and burning rays of the summer sun, your lawn is probably relishing the excellent growing conditions provided by the fall temperatures. The Chesapeake region experiences cooler temperatures and higher rainfall – …

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How to prepare your lawn for fall reseeding

 
Fall is the best time to reseed your lawn because the seeds will have a chance to collect all of the necessary nutrients over the winter for rich growth in the spring. Summer …

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How to protect your lawn from doggy destruction

 
No matter how cute your dog is, it has the capability and potential to terrorize your lawn by creating brown spots or digging holes. Proper training can help deter your dog from digging …

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Organic Lawn Care, for the Bay

As part of Homestead’s “Cherish the Chesapeake” Spring Open House, customers attended a talk about organic lawn care by a rep of the company that’s been organic since the start – in 1929.  Often known …

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Your October Lawn Care Checklist

Great Time to Feed the Lawn
Fall is the BEST TIME to feed lawns – not spring when the TV pitchmen tell us to do it- and it can be done right up until …

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It’s Lawn-Improvement Time!

If your lawn doesn’t look this good (and whose does?) then don’t miss the best time to do something about it – between now and October 15 in our area.  Acting now to thicken up …

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