Taking control of lawn traffic

Taking control of lawn traffic

When lawns are subjected to ongoing foot traffic, leaves, stems and crowns can be crushed from continued, direct pressure on grass plants.  Soil compaction is also common in these situations, making it harder for roots to expand and limiting the flow of air, water and...

It Ain’t Easy Being Green: Compost

Compost. Think this something that only old ladies and Martha Stewart do? If so you are missing out on a valuable resource. Even here in Maine where we are buried in snow for four to six months, composting is an awesome way to help the environment, and your lawn and...

Water Wise

Temperatures this spring have been unusually warm and it has us all thinking about being outdoors again. As we begin the growing season, it is important to take a look at our watering habits. How can we best serve our lawn and landscapes while working hard to conserve...
Slugs

Slugs

Hosta growers always seem to have more than their share of slugs. During drought years, slugs almost disappear from sight. Prolonged periods of wet weather, however, have the opposite effect and numbers become noticeable. The grey garden slug, Agriolimax reticulatum,...