Tips of the Month
July Tip: You spend a lot of money each year keeping your lawn looking perfect. It’s beautiful, lush and green. But then one day you get up and notice something amiss. You’re not quite sure so you put on your glasses and see several yellow, thinning grass patches. What's happening? Depending on time of the year, you could have a Grub issue.
White grubs are considered to be the most harmful turf insect pests in the U.S. In short, white grubs are the larval stage of scarab beetles which live in the ground and feed off the root hairs of grass. Since late summer and early fall is when you’re most likely to notice the damaging effects of grubs, the best time to eliminate grubs is early Summer (now) just when they hatch. This is exactly the time when Northeast Landscape Contractors specialists will be proactively applying Grub treatment to customers’ lawns who have our lawn maintenance care program. Call us today to find out more about our Grub Treatment service.
June Tip: Just like the human body, a lawn needs nutrients and water to stay healthy.
Fertilizers deliver critical nutrients like Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium to our lawns, shrubs and trees. They also enhance the soil by helping with moisture retention and aeration. Fertilizers come in either a liquid or a slow-release (dry) granular form. High quality, slow-release granular fertilizer is the preferred choice by professional landscapers like Northeast Landscape Contractors.
As we head into the Summer months, our yards need more water. But when is the best time to water your lawn and how much? Water your lawn early in the morning. Midday watering will be less effective because of evaporation. Evening and night watering can create an environment friendly to fungus which will damage your lawn. An inch of water per week is the rule of thumb when it comes to how much a lawn needs.
One thing to be mindful of is to not overdo it. Over fertilizing and over watering can be harmful to grass, plants and shrubs. Moderation is key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and this is also true when it comes to maintaining your yard.
If you have questions, Northeast Landscape Contractors can answer them. We have been helping homeowners of the Merrimack Valley since 1988. Call or email us anytime.
May Tip: The tick population is on the rise. To protect yourself and your loved ones from being bitten by a tick, known carriers of Lyme disease, there are a number of preventative measures you can take. Keep your lawn maintained on a regular basis including: clearing tall grass, removing leaf litter and pruning low lying brush. Also, consider tick reducing pesticides applied by a licensed applicator. At Northeast Landscape Contractors, we can help you create a safer outdoor environment. Not only are we landscape professionals, we are licensed to apply pesticides per strict safety standards.
April Tip: With spring around the corner, it's time to start planning. Now is a good time to apply a pre-emergent weed killer to get a jump start on weed growth so they don't pester you for the rest of the season!