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You have chosen the best products available and the company to apply them to establish a beautiful lawn. All that is required of you is to follow the instructions we leave you with each treatment on your door or via email.  It is important to understand a few simple things.  

In the spring, it rains a lot here in Maine and that means the grass will grow fast.  In the summer, it is usually hot and dry and that means slow growth and stress.  It’s up to you to ensure your lawn is mowed properly and watered properly.  Here are a few tips that will ensure the success of your lawn all summer long.  We understand everyone is busy.  We ask that you do your best or if you have a landscaper make sure they are following these bullet points.

Mow with a sharp blade 

If you mow your own lawn, sharpen it at least once per season.  If you have a landscaper mow your lawn, then they should be sharpening their blades weekly or even every few days.  Dull blades shred grass tips.  Fungus will have an easier time entering the plant when the tips of grass are blown apart by a dull blade.

Adhere to the 1/3rd rule 

Never remove more than 1/3rd of the leaf blade per cut.  Cut your lawn consistently at 3″ in height.  The shorter you mow the shallower the roots will grow.  This increases the need for water and other controls.  MOW HIGH!  Your roots will be deeper and can access water and nutrients deeper in the soil where it isn’t quickly being evaporated.  There are many benefits in mowing high.  Just know that it is one of the most misunderstood practices in turf care.  If you remove more than 1/3 of the blade with each cut or you are letting it grow to 5 or 6″ and then cutting it down to 1″ or 1 1/2″ you are SHOCKING, the plant and robbing all of its energy.  It is going to be an ugly lime green color for weeks and is now susceptible to fungus and insect attacks.  If there is any one thing you do in this list… this is what we recommend you pay attention to most.  PROPER MOWING FOR HEALTHY GROWING.

Keep an eye out for disease 

Understand that around June is when temperatures start to rise.  With all the spring moisture in the ground and the rising temperatures comes humidity and FUNGUS!  It’s a problem of most all living plants.  Just like you can catch a cold, plants can be attacked by fungus.  We will help you with this.  However, if you notice something wrong with your lawn we ask that you submit a service request IMMEDIATELY so we may visit and properly identify what the problem is.

Don’t hesitate to contact us 

Think of us as the doctor for your lawn.  When something doesn’t look, or feel quite right call us.  The good news is WE WON’T CHARGE YOU FOR A VISIT!  However, we can’t help you if we don’t know about it either.  This is what we do and we love it!  We want you to be happy with our service and communication is VITAL!

Mow with a sharp blade 

If you mow your own lawn, sharpen it at least once per season.  If you have a landscaper mow your lawn, then they should be sharpening their blades weekly or even every few days.  Dull blades shred grass tips.  Fungus will have an easier time entering the plant when the tips of grass are blown apart by a dull blade.

Water when you can 

All plants need it.  IF…. You can water, we ask that you do it correctly.  1″ per week would be GREAT!  If you have an irrigation system make sure it’s not on every day.   WATER HEAVILY and INFREQUENTLY.  Once or twice per week should be plenty.  Not every day, that just promotes more fungus.  The good news is: If you can water, you only need to really do it in the summer months when it’s hot and dry.  This is usually when everyone forgets about their lawn.  You can really maintain a top-notch turf stand with just a little supplemental water in the summer months.  If you can’t, we understand.  All we ask is that you recognize that when it is hot and dry your lawn will slow growth and be more susceptible.


If you have any questions about any of these basic practices.  Please call us.  We will send a turf manager out to meet with you if need be.  They are important topics and can sometimes be misunderstood.

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We invest in the latest technology

We do this to reduce effort and improve results.  Pinching pennies may save you money but you won’t get the results and efficiency by doing it.

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