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

2018 Spring Update

The 2018 season is well underway! As we finish up our first round of services, it's humbling to know that our over 30 years of our company being in business we have satisfied customers that are with us year after year. We all thank you for your continued support. We...

Should I seed my lawn this spring?

Certainly, something to consider as lawns begin to green up and dead areas start to stand out.  If you are considering some patch seeding in your lawn there are a few things you should know before you run out and start throwing seed down.  Select the right type of...

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...

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...

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 has not been controlled as it should. Many factors can cause this failure rate, but we believe 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...