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  • Summer Lawn and Tree Care Tips

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    If you are on one of our full season programs your lawn will have the nutrients it needs with proper organic fertilization and organic weed control; however, those are only one aspect to a great looking lawn. Your lawn will only look great if the lawn is also being watered and mowed properly. Below are some great summer lawn tips to help your lawn survive the dry Colorado heat.

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  • Spring Lawn and Tree Care Tips

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    Spring seems to be the time of year when everything happens at once. It is important to be proactive with the lawn and trees especially when using organic products because certain products like our pre-emergent weed control Synergy work best when applied in March. Proper cultural practices are a very important step in maintaining a healthy lawn. When we speak of cultural practices we are referring to proper mowing, deep and infrequent lawn watering, and proper organic fertilizing. In early March, mow the lawn to clean up the debris from the winter and then water the lawn deeply. This water will help promote early growth, which will reduces weeds and it will help get much needed water to the trees that are in the lawn.

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  • Winter Lawn and Tree Care Tips

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    During winter avoid foot traffic on your lawn. Most lawns will survive dormancy as long as heavy foot traffic is avoided. If you have a dog or pet that does damage to the lawn in the winter make sure to have the lawn aerated in the spring to help the grass recover quicker.

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  • Tips For Tree Wrapping

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    Trees that have direct southern exposure during the winter months are highly susceptible to tree bark splitting and sun scald damage. Tree bark damage occurs during warm days when the sun heats the bark on the southern side of the tree. During the night the tree bark cools. If this expansion and contraction of the bark continues repeatedly it will cause the bark to split; exposing the unprotected inner layer of the tree. Wrapping the tree will protect the bark and maintain a more constant temperature thereby reducing the expansion and contraction of the tree bark.

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  • Fall Lawn and Tree Care Tips

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    Fall is a very important time for lawns. As the season comes to an end the lawn begins to prepare for dormancy. Fall lawn fertilization is very important and is often considered to be the most important application of the year. We strongly recommend using a plant based 100% organic nitrogen source because organic nitrogen is naturally slow release and will feed the grass slowly over the entire winter.

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  • 8 Frequently Asked Questions Answered: Emerald Ash Borer Treatment and Prevention

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    As of 2018, The Emerald Ash Borer or EAB has been found in Boulder, Longmont, Lafayette, Lyons, and Superior. We recommend a trunk injection treatment for ash trees in these cities and the surrounding cities such as Niwot and Louisville. This treatment, called Tree-Age, will both protect the tree from infestation, and kill any borers that are already in the tree.

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  • Lawn Diseases That Aren't Diseases

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    Organo-Lawn will often visit properties that appear to have new exotic diseases infesting lawns in the Front Range of Colorado, but these “diseases” often have a much simpler explanation. Many homeowners and even other yard care companies have made the mistake of spot-applying Roundup® on a lawn believing that they could be very careful and spray only the weed without hurting the grass. The result of the application often looks like a disease at first glance, but upon closer investigation, the true cause of the damage is a lack of common sense.

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  • A Foolproof Guide to Organic Lawn Care

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    There is nothing more vague than when people talk about organic lawn care like this… “Organic lawn care is more about the holistic organic management of the lawn and garden, which in turn results in fewer weeds. For the organic gardener, there is no quick fix, magic spray weed killer for lawns or gardens.” Sounds like someone that really doesn’t have many real answers. This verbiage drives us crazy too!

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  • Pros and Cons of Organic Fertilizers vs Chemical Fertilizers

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    If you ask your lawn care professional whether they prefer organic or chemical fertilizer, chances are you’ll hear a variety of responses. If you could ask your lawn the same question, you’d find out that at the most basic level, it can’t tell the difference between organic fertilizers and chemical fertilizers – nutrients are nutrients. However, when it comes to the soil health there are major differences between organic and chemical fertilizers.

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  • 2018 is a Difficult Year for Fire Blight in Colorado

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    This spring in Colorado saw plenty of moisture and hail storms, which can make trees more susceptible to fire blight infestations. Fire blight is an extremely difficult disease to manage because there is no cure. Learn more on how to manage fire blight in our blog post.

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