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

How to grow the best lawn with little effort

Now that we've had a nice long weekend of gentle soaking rains that were much needed, we can get our mowers tuned up because mow season is in full swing!! Adhere to the 1/3 rule Never remove more than 1/3 of the entire leaf blade per cut!  This post will be short and...

What are the white & pink patches in my lawn?

Snow Mold If you are wondering why your lawn may be looking like the following pictures, you may be experiencing snow mold.  There are two types, Grey and Pink Snow molds.  If you look closely, there are differences beyond the basic "Grey and pink color".  That's for...

Phyllophaga – 3 year grubs!!!

We have noticed an increase in June beetle (June Bug) larvae or Grubs as many of you know them.  European Chafers have been the primary focus as of the past 3 - 4 years and before then from our stand point.  However, the May - June Beetle has many different species. ...

Will my lawn recover?

Finally we have received some rainfall!!!  Still not quite enough however, it did help.  This is the third year in a row that we have experienced extreme conditions.  As most of you all know, the entire country has been in record drought conditions.  When this happens...

A few of our lawn care secrets..

There are many claims out there that "All lawn care companies are the same" or "Another lawn care company uses better products" or "Franchise businesses are always better".  Our customers have found that this isn't the case with Green Thumb Lawn Service. Its important...

Spring Update!

WOW!! What a season so far! We had 80 degree weather in MAY, a early dry start to the season and amazing growth this year! We are so happy to all of the new sign ups we had this year. It was a pleasant surprise that we did our very best to keep pace with. We have...

Import News: We are making a change this year!

Grubs are getting tough!! For 12 years, we have been using Imidacloprid for control of many species of white grubs. It appears the European Chafer grub is not being controlled as it should. Many factors can cause this failure rate but we believe a resistance to the...

We’re Hiring! Like to work outside?

We are currently seeking individuals for a seasonal part time position with the potential for a full time job! 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...

Lawn looking brown? Find out why and how to fix it!

As you already know, it's HOT! With the heat comes stressed plants, disease, insects and most importantly turf loss! Below are a few things you need to know to help your lawn make it through. [headline h="1"]First things first. Delays delays delays...[/headline] With...