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Best Greening Services Making a Difference in Northeast Ohio

Posted by Rick Pietrick on Jun 26, 2014 1:25:00 PM

We are very excited to let our customers know about our Green Hands Program. 

This program is dear to us. Our family owned business has always tried to support our local communities and their events.  We are in many cities in northeastern Ohio on a daily basis, completing our fertilization and weed control applications. These areas have become our second homes.  Our fertilization, tree and shrub and perimeter pest programs are state of the art, we hope our Green Hands Program will grow to be state of the art as well.   Our goal is to make a difference in our local communities.  

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Chinch Bugs in Northeast Ohio

Posted by Rick Pietrick on Aug 14, 2013 4:57:00 PM

Chinch Bugs, Csinch Bugs, or Sinch Bugs?  

Chinch Bugs are some of the oldest know insect pests in North America with crop damage dating back to around 1780.  In our residential lawns we may notice the insects patchy, brown damage in the dry months of the summer. Here is some information on this pesky pest and ways to keep your yard Chinch Bug free this summer.

Chinch Bugs lay their eggs in the spring and usually start producing noticeable damage in the hot temperatures of summer.  The bug uses its straw-like mouthpart to pierce the plant tissue and suck out the juices and water. While piercing the plant the bug injects a chemical into the plant clogging the vascular system.  Damage appears yellowish-brown, spreading into larger irregular brown patches as the insect advance.

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Topics: burnt lawn, summer, chinch bugs

Northeast Ohio - Weed Alert - Crabgrass, Nutsedge, & Oxalis

Posted by Rick Pietrick on Jul 9, 2013 2:22:00 PM

Weed Alert – Crabgrass, Nutsedge, & Oxalis

With the recent rise in temperature, new “summer annual” weeds have begun to germinate.  Usually found in the bare areas of the lawn, these late germinating weeds can fill areas that lack sufficient turf coverage, or even spots in the lawn that were previously treated with a spring weed control. 

Here is what we are seeing in Northeast Ohio.

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Lawn Mowing and the Farmer's Tan

Posted by Ken Machock on Jun 18, 2013 12:05:00 PM

By far the number one cause of damaged lawns in Northeast Ohio is improper mowing. We survey hundreds, even thousands of lawns over the summer months, with customers who are concerned about the condition of their lawn. Many customers are convinced that it is the cause of an insect, disease, grubs, or even an improper application. But the main cause is right there in the garage…the lawnmower.

The damage is commonly referred to as a “Hot-Mow” or “Hot-Mowing.” The damage may appear as obvious marks such as straight lines or the width of the mower wheels stop right at the neighbor’s border. Sometimes the damage shows as random patches or blotches that also stop at the neighbor’s lawn or are confined to certain areas in the lawn. In extreme cases the entire lawn may look this way.

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Topics: burnt lawn, summer, lawn mowing, lawn cutting, mowing techniques, grass, lawn care, lawncare, brown grass

Top 5 Summer Tips to keep lawn GREEN

Posted by Rick Pietrick on Jun 5, 2013 5:23:00 PM

TOP 5 SUMMER TIPS

In Ohio, our season’s changes can be extreme.  A cool, wet spring can turn into a hot, dry summer in a matter of weeks.  The ground dries up, and along with it your nice green lawn.  There are several factors that can turn a healthy, green lawn brown.  The following 5 tips will help keep your lawn green through summer this year.

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