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  • LAWN CARE TIPS FOR A HEALTHY LAWN ALL YEAR LONG

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    Most people don’t think too hard about the state of their lawns, but then wonder why it never looks as green as their neighbors. Many people try to solve these problems by increasing watering times, adding synthetic fertilizers, and mowing more frequently. Most of the time it’s not what’s on the surface that is the issue. These key signs will tell you if your lawn is healthy or not.

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  • THE SIDE EFFECTS OF UNDER WATERING YOUR LAWN

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    The way your lawn looks will reveal a lot about what might be ailing it. Most lawn problems are watering related. By not watering your lawn properly it can cause lawn funguses, kill beneficial microbial activity, and cause shallow grass roots. These common lawn care problems are all caused by improper watering techniques. A single lawn might have multiple issues, because some parts of the lawn are being overwatered, and some parts are being under watered.

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  • THE TELLTALE SIGNS OF AN OVERWATERED LAWN

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    Most lawn problems i.e. 99% of lawn problems are watering related. Improper watering causes lawn funguses, shallow growing grass roots, kills beneficial microbial activity, and in turn kills soils. Many lawn problems are caused by either under watering, overwatering, too frequent of watering, and/or poor sprinkler coverage. Sometimes a single lawn will have sections that are over watered and other sections that are under watered.

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  • NECROTIC RING SPOT: A MISUNDERSTOOD FUNGUS

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    It happens a few dozen times a year: we get a call from a new customer asking if we can diagnose a problem that they’ve had in their lawn for some time now, and they have been unable to fix it. Sometimes, even other professional lawn care companies are unable to fix the problem! This issue is almost always Necrotic Ring Spot (NRS).

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  • HOW TO FIX A LAWN WITH SNOW MOLD

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    During the winter if your lawn has extended periods of snow coverage it might develop a mold in between the layer of snow and the lawn. This is aptly named Snow Mold. There are two types of snow mold, pink and gray. Gray mold is the most common type of snow mold in Colorado.

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  • WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CRABGRASS AND OTHER THICK BLADED GRASSES

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    Every year, we get calls in the spring about crabgrass. We know that our customer’s cannot have crabgrass in their lawn in the spring in Colorado, since crabgrass is a warm-season annual grass that does not show up until mid-summer. All too often coarse tall fescues, and many other nuisance grasses, are incorrectly identified as crabgrass. The term “crabgrass” seems to be a universal catch-all for any ugly grass growing in a lawn that is unwanted. But they are very different!

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  • DOES MY LAWN NEED DETHATCHING?

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    A power rake seldom needs to be performed in a lawn; but this spring lawn care service in Boulder and Fort Collins can become very necessary in rare cases. If the thatch layer in the lawn is greater than ¾” or one inch, it is a candidate to be removed via power raking. 99%+ of lawns do not need a lawn de-thatching service. In fact a power rake can cause a lot of harm to a lawn if not done properly by a lawn care professional. If you think you need a power rake or de-thatching of your lawn, please continue reading before ordering this service.

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  • GRUBS: HOW TO IDENTIFY AND PREVENT THEM IN YOUR LAWN!

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    In rare occasions in Boulder, Fort Collins, and other Northern Front Range cities, we see wet conditions over the spring and summer that create a healthy environment for these grubs to thrive. However, our semi-arid climate typically makes for dry summer months with low humidity. Because of this, we rarely see grub damage in lawns unless they are being over-watered. Insect pressure from grubs, along with many other lawn care problems, can be prevented by practicing proper cultural practices, especially proper watering.

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  • HOW TO MEASURE THE DIAMETER BREAST HEIGHT OF A TREE

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    To reduce product waste and to give you an accurate price for insect treatment for your tree, we require that you measure the diameter breast height (DBH) of the tree prior to our arrival.

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  • IT’S ALIIIVE!: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HAVE A LIVING SOIL?

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    A soil with an active community of microbes in the soil is called a living soil. A microbe or microorganism that resides in the soil such as bacteria, fungus, protozoa, and amoeba contributes to this community. This sounds friendly but it’s a very competitive environment to survive in. If this gets out of balance you can see a disease show up in the lawn because one of the microbes has become dominant. Necrotic Ring Spot is one of the most common fungus issues that is found in a lawn.

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