Category: Seasonal Maintenance

Fall Lawn Care Tips

With fall right around the corner, now is the perfect time start thinking about what your lawn might need for the months ahead.

With fall right around the corner, now is the perfect time start thinking about what your lawn might need for the months ahead. Here are some lawn care tips for the coming season. Keep mowing As long as your grass is growing, you should be mowing! You’ll just want to adjust how you mow based… Read more »

Eco-Friendly Ice Melting Alternatives to Rock Salt

Eco-Friendly Ice Melting Alternatives to Rock Salt

When freezing temperatures cause dangerous patches of ice to develop on our driveways and sidewalks, many people turn to rock salt to combat the slippery mess. Unfortunately, rock salt is composed of sodium chloride—a harsh chemical which can make animals sick and damage nearby plants and grasses. The good news is, there are plenty of… Read more »

Snow Shoveling Safety Tips

Snow Shoveling Safety Tips

Here in Framingham we’ve had an unseasonably warm fall, but with January just around the corner the heavy snows of winter are sure to be on their way. Shoveling tons of snow might seem like no big deal to those of us who’ve spent most of our lives in New England, but it’s important to… Read more »

Is Your Lawn Ready for the Fall?

Is Your Lawn Ready for the Fall?

Fall is the most important season of the year for lawn care. With the first day of fall officially behind us, now is the perfect time to start prepping your lawn for cold weather. Fall is a great time to fertilize and seed any bare spots in your lawn for many different types of grasses…. Read more »

Treat Your Lawn Mower to a Spring Tuneup

Treat Your Lawn Mower to a Spring Tuneup

It’s officially springtime, and that means it’s time to dust of the tools and get back to work in the garden. After a long winter in the garage, your lawn mower could probably use a little attention before you fire it up again. A quick tuneup will ensure that your mower performs efficiently and consistently… Read more »

Freshening Your Lawn After the Thaw

Freshening Your Lawn After the Thaw

With spring just around the corner, you are probably getting antsy to get outside again. As the season changes and takes with it the snowbanks, you also can see some noticeable changes in your lawn. Although it is tempting to go out and get started on beautifying your lawn on the first hint of a… Read more »

Could Your Lawn Care Expenses be Tax Deductible?

Could Your Lawn Care Expenses be Tax Deductible?

Tax season is in full swing, and if you’re like most Americans you’re probably looking for any opportunity you can to deduct expenses from your taxable income. If you’re a homeowner, chances are you’ve invested hundreds or even thousands of dollars in the care and maintenance of your lawn over the course of the past… Read more »

Easy Ways to Dispose of Yard Waste

Easy Ways to Dispose of Yard Waste

As the days cool and foliage thins out, the fall is a perfect time to do some seasonal yard maintenance. Unfortunately, by the time you remove dead growth from trees, rake leaves and prune bushes, you can wind up with a whole new job on your hands: getting rid of all that waste. After all,… Read more »

Is Your Grass Dead or Just Dormant?

Is Your Grass Dead or Just Dormant?

This time of year, you may notice that your grass has started to turn from a dark green to a light brown. In some circumstances, this might be cause for concern. Brown, lifeless grass can be a sign of pest activity, a chemical imbalance in the soil or diseased grass. Now, however, as we approach… Read more »

Managing the Effects of a Drought on Your Lawn

Managing the Effects of Drought on Your Lawn

For first-time homeowners, it can be tricky to know how to handle your lawn during a drought, and if you don’t know what you’re doing it’s easy to overwater. Here are some easy ways to protect your lawn during a drought and avoid watering too much, or too little. You have two options when it… Read more »

The Case for Overseeding

The Case for Overseeding

As your lawn ages, a number of factors can conspire to cause your grasses to thin and wither. Soil compaction can effectively suffocate root systems, drought can starve your lawn of water, and shade can make it difficult for certain grass species to thrive. If you find your lawn struggling with any of these issues,… Read more »

Tips for Maintaining an Eco-Friendly Lawn

Tips for Maintaining an Eco-Friendly Lawn

As environmental concerns have come to the forefront of society’s collective consciousness, homeowners around the world have been making a concerted effort to mitigate their impact on local ecosystems. In the past decade, the “greenness” of lawns has taken on a whole new meaning to reflect this marked shift in priorities. In this entry, we’ll… Read more »