Blog

From time to time we like to post our thoughts on lawns, pest management, environmental concerns and other topics. Enjoy!

My lawn looks burnt! Is it? Or is it something else?

We have been receiving many calls over the past week or two of concerns that lawns are turning brown in sections and appear to be burnt! While the first assumption would be because of an application made, experience can usually lead to a different reason. These are...

When to make the final cut?

Looking ahead at the forecast, it appears that we will stay fairly warm in November.  This should be a red flag as it relates to your mowing practices.  Just because winter is arriving (faster than we may like) doesn't mean you should stop thinking about your lawns...

Dead tire tracks on lawn? Could be Ascochyta…

We get many calls each year about burns or tire tracks on the lawn on the lawn and usually it's us or the mowing company who are the first to get blamed.  Unfortunately, we are in most cases not at fault for these issues.  You can be assured that as soon as the...

Spring Clean up time? Not so fast!

The snow is receding finally!  Did you know that Bangor is within the top 3 cities & towns in the country to receive the largest amount of snowfall this last winter?!! After what we just went through, I'm sure all of you are feeling the fever to get outside and get...

Improvements to your account for 2015

What a winter it has been!  We all were certainly busy this winter dealing with all of this snow.  Needless to say, we were still going through our normal off season to-do's.  Part of the winter hustle was transitioning into a new software.  In order to provide you...

We’re hiring! Like to work outside?

Green Thumb Lawn Service is Central Maine's oldest and largest professional lawn care company. We have experienced steady growth over the past few years despite the hard economic times. We are a small family friendly based company who cares for our employees who work...

What are Chinchbugs

The above lawn is stressed from Chinch bug damage.  This is a lawn that receives regular fertilization and the customer called wondering why their efforts are not improving their lawns overall looks.  This is a prime example why we recommend folks sign up for our...

Invasive insects update…

A quick update on European Crane Fly and the European Fire Ant.   MDI seems to be a hotbed of these invasive insects.  It seems that they have been brought in through plantings from other states.  We will continue to keep our eye on these insects as it...