A Guide to Lawn Disease Diagnosis, Control, and When To Use Lawn Care Companies in Allentown, Bethlehem or Easton, PA

Friday, July 21, 2017

Because of the fact that they tend to be confused with other lawn problems such as drought or insect damage, lawn diseases can go undiagnosed until it’s too late to repair the damage caused by them.

Many lawn diseases are fast-moving and highly destructive. One day you notice some slight discoloration and by the end of the week, large areas of your lawn have been lost to the disease.

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Emerald Ash Borer: Treatment, Damage, and Important Facts for Lehigh, Northampton and Bucks County, PA Residents

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Since it was first detected in Detroit in 2002, the Emerald Ash Borer pest has been systematically destroying ash trees everywhere it travels. And now, Emerald Ash Borer is in PA—specifically in Lehigh and Northampton counties. While it’s been five years since the pest was first discovered in Bucks County, it was only just officially discovered in the Lehigh Valley in 2016.

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7 Notorious Summer Lawn Weeds in Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, PA

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Few things are more frustrating in lawn care than the resilience of weeds. All weeds are a nuisance, but summer lawn weeds seem particularly difficult to control. The hot and dry weather typically means your grass has extra stress and may not be at its healthiest. That can make it easier for summer weeds to begin popping up and taking over. 

Unfortunately, summer weeds tend to be hardy and can thrive even when growing conditions are not optimal. They can also spread rapidly. If you don’t get them under control, they can really take over a property in only a short amount of time. 

Joshua Tree Weeds Crabgrass
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10 Lawn Maintenance Tips for a Thick, Green Lawn in Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, PA

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The pursuit of a lush green lawn can quickly become frustrating when the desired results are not being achieved. Whether you’re a do-it-yourselfer or you’re using a lawn maintenance service in Allentown, Bethlehem, or Easton, PA, if you feel like there is effort going into your lawn but you’re not getting the pay off you desire, chances are you’re getting fed up.

The truth is that achieving a thick, green lawn requires a combination of basic lawn maintenance practices with some lesser-known tips and tricks. It’s a bit more complex than most people realize. Even a lot of lawn care professionals get in the habit of doing things a certain way and never change it up.

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Why Do Lawn Care Companies Insist on Grub Control?

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Grubs, which is the collective name for several species of beetles in the larval stage, are tiny creatures that have the power to do a lot of damage to your lawn. While Japanese Beetles are probably the most well-known species, Northern Masked Chafer (which are nocturnal and not seen commonly because of that characteristic) and European Chafer beetles are also a problem in Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, PA.

When you’re investing in lawn care, the last thing you want is to have grubs come in and destroy your turf. Although some people assume they don’t need grub control as part of their lawn care services because they haven’t seen any, the problem with grubs is that you often don’t begin to see the damage until it’s severe. 

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11 Weed Control Tricks All Lawn Care Services Should Use in Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton, PA

Thursday, June 08, 2017

The saying goes that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the fence—but what if it is? Not metaphorically but in real life. Is your neighbor’s lawn greener than yours?

You might feel like you’re doing absolutely everything you need to have the perfect lawn and yet just next door your neighbor has a weed-free lawn while yours is scattered with troublesome weeds. Whether you do your own lawn care or you utilize a service, there’s probably nothing that annoys you more than weeds popping through.

What is your neighbor’s weed control trick?

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How Much Does Lawn Care Cost in Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton, PA?

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

If you’ve never worked with a lawn care company before you may have no clue what to expect to pay for services. Unfortunately there is no simple answer to the question, “How much does lawn care usually cost?” Even right here in the Lehigh Valley, lawn care prices can vary dramatically.

The cost of lawn care is dependent upon a variety of factors including products used, methodologies, and even what treatment options are included in a package. Comparing two companies side-by-side could be like comparing apples and oranges. There are certainly valid reasons why one company might cost more. The differences between companies and services are worth exploring.

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The Best Lawn Care Services in Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton, PA (An Honest Review)

Monday, May 22, 2017

The process of finding a lawn care service can be overwhelming. That’s because there are a lot of choices and they’re often all very different. Even right here in the Lehigh Valley, the best lawn care services in Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, PA are quite varied.

On the outside, it may seem as though lawn care services are all the same but the truth is that everything from what they offer, to the level of training of their technicians, to even professionalism can differ drastically. It’s absolutely worth putting in the time to research the options and know what you’re getting for your investment.

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7 Tips to Save the Trees

Monday, May 01, 2017

Arbor Day recently passed – April 28th to be exact. A couple of Arbor Days ago, we wrote about the History of Arbor Day, so feel free to click on that link to refresh your memory.

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Insect Threats to Ornamentals and Shrubs

Monday, March 13, 2017

Information is a powerful force, and the more information you have regarding the signs and symptoms of pests and diseases, the better off your ornamentals and turf will be. Last month, we wrote about some of the most common diseases that affect the trees in this neck of the woods, things like needlecast, anthracnose and apple scab.

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