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Your lawn has started growing, GREAT! Now you are seeing patchy bare spots.

Your lawn has started growing, GREAT! Now you are seeing patchy bare spots.

During winter dormancy, you'll notice a slowdown in our grass growth and the emergence of a tan, rather than green-colored lawn. This happens because sunlight is scarce, temperatures are low, and fertilization treatments can no longer be applied. There are some preventative measures you can take before temperatures drop, like a winter fertilizer and removing leaves, but you'll typically still see some type of grass damage. If you want to fill in those bare spots by overseeding in the ...
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These 3 Lawn Diseases Can’t Wait to Make Their Appearance in Spring

These 3 Lawn Diseases Can’t Wait to Make Their Appearance in Spring

When a lawn disease strikes, it can spread rapidly and kill your entire lawn. Through the early identification of lawn disease, you can seek treatments and ensure your grass remains healthy. If you live in Allentown, Bethlehem, Emmaus PA, or neighboring areas your lawn is susceptible to various diseases, which generally show up around springtime. Here’s an overview of the top three lawn diseases in our area from our experts, including their symptoms, ...
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Dead Lawn Patches: Lack of Nutrients, Insects, or Disease?

Dead Lawn Patches: Lack of Nutrients, Insects, or Disease?

Have dead, brown, or yellow spots on your lawn? Determining the root cause is the first step in resolving any lawn problem. At Green Turf Care, we have over a decade of experience fixing lawns in the Allentown area, and there’s no problem we haven’t seen. We’re happy to evaluate your lawn and help you resolve any issues, but in the meantime, let’s go over a few things that cause patchy grass. Both over and under-watering can cause damage to your lawn. Grass needs...
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Wet & Slimy or Fluffy White Fungus on Your Lawn is Probably Pythium Blight

Wet & Slimy or Fluffy White Fungus on Your Lawn is Probably Pythium Blight

During summer, if you happen to walk outside to see wet, slimy, or fluffy white fungus on your grass, then your lawn has more than likely been attacked by a disease called Pythium blight. This disease creeps up in the summer under the right conditions. Learn more about Pythium blight and how you can fight it off in areas such as Bethlehem, Allentown, Emmaus, and surrounding areas of Pennsylvania. Why Your Lawn May Have Gotten Pythium Blight As with any fungal...
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The Best Way to Prevent Red Thread Lawn Disease in Pennsylvania

When the air gets cooler and there is excess moisture on the ground, your cool-season grass is more prone to develop a lawn disease called red thread. The name comes from the pinkish-red threads that grow out of the tops of the grass blades. While the appearance may seem disconcerting, it is relatively easy for our lawn care experts to eliminate. Learn more about this fungal disease and how we at Green Turf Care can help properties in Bethlehem, Allentown, Emmaus, and nearby...
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5 Most Common Lawn Diseases and How to Treat Them

5 Most Common Lawn Diseases and How to Treat Them

Different lawn diseases attack different lawn types and it is important to take care of your turf to prevent them and at the same time keep an eye out for any possible signs of common lawn diseases. The sooner you treat your lawn, the better. Typically, lawn diseases have their seasons, however, winter and summer are prime times for many diseases. Lawn diseases start to develop earlier than winter or summertime, but the first signs start to show as the temperatures go low or...
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Leaf Spot Disease: Everything You Need to Know

Leaf Spot Disease: Everything You Need to Know

Leaf spot is a common turf disease caused by bacteria and fungi. The disease cycle could start from spots or lesions on grass blades and progress onto rot or death of the plant known as melting out. Melting out is a different disease also caused by fungi in the same group. Melting out and leaf spot are usually mentioned together. If you don’t control leaf spot in the beginning stages, eventually, it will result in turf fatality. The grasses that are most commonly affected are...
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Dealing With Lawn Problems: The Guide

Dealing With Lawn Problems: The Guide

Nowadays, there are many common lawn problems concerning homeowners. The truth is, weeds are not the only thing that stands between you and the lawn of your dreams. Once the turf is established, you also need to watch out for pests, fungal diseases and even issues like Fido. If you have been spotting mysterious brown spots or dry patches plaguing your grass, you should not worry about it – and rather than worrying – start seeking help from the top rated lawn care...
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Aerating Your Lawn: When, How & Why To Aerate Your Lawn In Fall?

Aerating Your Lawn: When, How & Why To Aerate Your Lawn In Fall?

Fall is the perfect time for many things and definitely the best time of the year for aerating and seeding your lawn. The reason behind this is obvious – the soil in the fall season is warm, the nights are cool and the dying weeds make this season the perfect time for aeration (as well as overseeding and general lawn seeding). Why Should You Aerate Your Lawn In Fall? The benefits of lawn aeration take many forms and shapes. First of them comes in the form of stronger...
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Why Is A Lawn Winterizer So Important For Your Lawn?

Why Is A Lawn Winterizer So Important For Your Lawn?

If you are new to the term lawn winterizer, it is basically one that is used to describe various winter lawn applications on different grasses. Generally speaking, the winter months are heavy and challenging for any lawn, regardless of its size or type. Because of that, lawn winterizers emerged as a solution that can be used in lawn care, using all sorts of fertilizer blends for applications timed from late August through late November. If you are interested in a lawn fertilizer...
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