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Now’s the time to: Reseed bare spots and overseed your lawn

If your lawn is suffering from bare spots, it is important to reseed in the early spring.  By doing so, you will fill in these spots with desirable turf grass before the weeds stake claim!  Bare spots can be caused for many different reasons, including dog urine, insect damage, evasive weeds, drought, foot traffic, dog […]

Now’s the time to: Sharpen Garden Tools for the Spring

Spring is suddenly upon us and the weather is cooperating (at least for now).  Our yards and flower beds may still be dormant, but the spring growing season is not far off!  Soon we will need to go grab those trusty ‘ole tools and get back to digging, pruning, and cutting all throughout our yards.  […]

Now’s the time to: Summer-ize Snowblowers

Now that winter appears to be in our rear-view mirror, our garages will be under quite a bit of turn-around.  Out come the garden tools and the lawn mower, and into storage go the ice melter, shovels, and the snow blower.  In doing so, it is important to “summer-ize” your snow blower before pushing it […]

Now’s the time to: Start Seeds Indoors For Your Garden

Winter is almost over and most of us can’t wait to get outside in our gardens.  The start of an abundant vegetable garden actually starts now!  Get a head-start on your garden by starting certain vegetable plants indoors, including tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins, eggplant, broccoli, brussels sprouts, celery, cauliflower, and others.  By starting certain seeds indoors, […]

Now’s the time to: Insulate “Drafty” Windows

The winter is still young, so it is a great time of the season to make sure that we are blocking out the cold air and sealing in the warm air of our homes.  This can be done through many means, but one of the most popular and most cost-efficient methods is by insulating drafty, […]

Now’s the time to: Repair Lamps

Now that days are getting shorter and shorter, I’m always surprised how early the sun is setting.  By the time we are home from work or done with the day’s errands, we often come home to a dark house.  As a result, we will be using lamps more frequent and in places that we typically […]

Now’s the time to: Protect Evergreens from a Damaging Winter

Last winter was so cold and windy that many of our plants suffered damage.  Evergreens were the most effected by the cold temperatures, but perennial shrubs and flowers had their fair share of damage as well.  Hydrangea buds were killed, rose stems dried out, and bulbs were frozen dead.  In this article, we will focus […]

Now’s The Time To: Seal Concrete Surfaces for Winter

The Farmer’s Almanac has predicted below normal temperatures for Western PA once again this winter.  With fall fast approaching, we are running out of good days to prepare the outside of our homes for the cold winter ahead.  As moisture increases in the fall, and with snow and ice just around the corner, we recommend […]

Now’s the time to: Plant Grass Seed

Did you know that fall is considered the best time to seed your lawn?  By the time fall comes rolling around, we are pretty tired of cutting our lawns and are often looking at spending the last few nice days enjoying the weather, rather than working in our yards.  However, a little work now, can […]

Now’s the time to: Apply season-long grub control to your lawn

There is not much worse than a seeing your lawn quickly damaged by grubs in the fall after all of the hard work spent on your lawn throughout the season.  What makes it worse than anything, is that damage cannot be predicted or foreshadowed.  The white grub larvae are not seen since they live below […]