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How NOT to Fertilize Your Lawn! Don’t Hire the Wrong Company

How NOT to Fertilize Your Lawn! Don’t Hire the Wrong Company

Fertilizing a lawn is a delicate process—too much, and you'll burn the roots, too little, and your grass won't thrive. However, even if you've made the wise decision to leave fertilizing up to a lawn care company, a lot can go wrong. Using the wrong fertilizer, over-fertilizing, and fertilizing at the wrong time of year can all cause serious issues in your lawn. At Green Turf Care, we understand our local climate, soil conditions, and grass varieties, allowing our...
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Your pets are at risk! Is your lawn care company applying pet-friendly treatments?

Your pets are at risk! Is your lawn care company applying pet-friendly treatments?

The great outdoors is your pet's favorite place to be! They like to dig their noses in your flower beds, play endless games of fetch, and wrestle around in your lush grass. As a pet owner, you want the best for your pets and that means making sure the applications you apply to your lawn aren't harmful to them. Your lawn might receive a number of treatments each month to keep it green and healthy including fertilization, weed control, aeration, and overseeding. Some...
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DON'T MISS Your First Spring Fertilization Treatment!

DON'T MISS Your First Spring Fertilization Treatment!

Spring is finally around the corner and you might be thinking of all the ways to jump-start your spring cleaning. From donating clothes to cleaning off your window sills, spring cleaning is a way to revive your surroundings and prepare for the warm weather ahead. But, what about your lawn? The snow is melting and your grass is finally breathing some fresh air again! Give it the boost it needs with the first fertilization treatment of the year. For months now, your grass has been lying...
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Lime & Fertilizer: Must-Haves This Fall for Lawn Health

Lime & Fertilizer: Must-Haves This Fall for Lawn Health

Lime and fertilizer are two lawn care treatments that help give your lawn a lush, bright green look! But did you know that they're the perfect service duo for fall lawn maintenance? Both treatments provide nutrients that boost the overall health and appearance of your grass, so there's no reason why lime and fertilizer can't be used together! See how much lime and fertilizer treatments can benefit the health of your lawn during the fall season! Why should you...
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How Do You Tell If Your Lawn Needs Lime This Fall?

Lime, also known as garden lime, is a soil amendment made of crushed limestone and contains calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Lime is used to balance out a lawn's soil pH level and is especially effective when combined with fertilization treatments. Fall is the ideal time of year to apply a lime treatment because it can take between 6 months to a year before you see the full results in your yard. But the wait is worth it! Lawns that have been treated with lime grow back healthier and...
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Does Fertilizer Wash Away In Heavy Rain?

Keeping your grass happy throughout the growing season requires routine fertilizer treatments, as they provide nutrients that your lawn and soil need to thrive. A lawn care program is an investment, so it makes sense that you may be concerned about your recent treatment washing away in a heavy rainstorm. The answer to whether or not it will wash away is not always an easy one to answer. Learn more about fertilizer treatments and how rainfall can potentially affect them on your residential,...
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Why Choosing a Local Lawn Care Company is Always A Smart Decision

Why Choosing a Local Lawn Care Company is Always A Smart Decision

Every homeowner wants a healthy, green and beautiful lawn, but lawn maintenance can be time-consuming and difficult. There are homeowners who are inexperienced or simply don’t have the time to care for their lawn themselves.  At this point, it may be a good idea to look into hiring a professional lawn care company. But how to choose the right company for your lawn? Should you go local or choose a franchise company instead?  When hiring a lawn care service, it is easy to think a...
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How to Winterize The Cool-Season Grasses in Your Lawn

How to Winterize The Cool-Season Grasses in Your Lawn

Getting your lawn ready for the winter is the first step for a green, healthy, and lush spring lawn. Once fall’s nip hits the air, it is time to winterize your lawn.  Lawn winterization is a very important part of lawn care, especially for cool-season grasses. The grass plants are living organisms that need to be properly cared for. The harsh winter months and low temperatures are the hardest on the grass plants and the autumn is when the grass starts to prepare itself for...
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Red Thread In The Lawn: How To Identify And Control It

Red Thread In The Lawn: How To Identify And Control It

Red thread is one of the most serious spring and summer lawn diseases. It is also one of the most common fungal patch diseases found on lawns in Pennsylvania – especially in places where the turf is deficient in nitrogen. Known for causing brown patches of turf mostly in the wet summer months, red thread destroys the grass in the autumn months as well. The actual cause of it is the fungus named ‘Laetisaria fuciformis’. Even though red thread does not kill the...
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Starting Off With Lawn Care In The Right Way

Starting Off With Lawn Care In The Right Way

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bug21tjYIGI&feature=youtu.be When it comes to lawn care, there is no “one size fits all” solution that can be applied for all lawns, all turfs and all seasons. The truth is, lawn care practices are seasonal which means that the efforts you put in the springtime and summer days would give the results you should expect all year round. One great example on this topic is fertilizing. If you don’t use a lawn care company in Pennsylvania and decide to...
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