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17 May 2019

Lawn Treatment Tips

Weather and lawn treatments go hand and hand.

Too much moisture and cloudy days allow most fungi to grow and compromise your lawn. Here at Blue Grass Lawn Service, we want to share 4 common lawn problems for you to look for that will hurt any lawn treatment.

1 Summer Patch:

Symptoms of summer patch include rings and circular patches of dead or dying turf grass. Most likely there is a center or surrounding area of healthy grass in or around what we call a doughnut style patch. Therefore, allowing those dead spots to become full of many forms of weeds. You may see this during mid-summer, after heavy rainfall or consistent rain.

2 Red Thread:

The symptoms and signs of red thread are distinctive, most common among morning dew, water from rain or irrigation issues. A coral pink or reddish layer of fungal growth knows as mycelium can be seen on leaves and sheaths. Development of this type of disease is prominent by cool, wet weather (65-70 degrees). The most obvious times you may see this is in the spring or early autumn. As most fungus Red Thread can be seen during long wet weather and damp lawns.

Pro-Tip when cutting grass while getting lawn treatments:

Lawn height while cutting is a huge factor to ensure a healthy lawn. Most professional recommendations to ensure the best and healthiest growth are as followed. During spring it is recommended to keep you lawn height at 3 ½ inches, for the summer 4 inches is recommended. Fungi and other lawn related issues are more common in areas where lawns are cut too short or “scalped”.

3 Dollar Spot:

Long periods of high humidity or frequent rainfall may cause the most severe outbreaks. Watering your lawn at the wrong time may extend or increase the incidence of disease. Therefore, the most common outbreaks occur when temperatures are moderately warm and change rapidly. Such as warm days turn into cold nights. Infected areas 4 inches or larger may run together, allowing for much larger patches. Although, patches growing to 12 feet wide are not uncommon.

4 Leaf Blight:

Leaf blights are present in every established lawn. Therefore, this lawn disease will cause serious damage during extreme weather conditions, such as frequent wet weather, high temperatures and when improper lawn practices aggravate the disease. Mostly known, mowing is the main factor for increasing the infection in several ways, wounds are made that allow easy penetration for the fungi. Especially when the leaf blades are shredded by dull mower blades and foot traffic to spread spores.

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06 Aug 2019
Fall Seeding and Aeration in PA | Bluegrass Lawn Care

Fall Seeding and Aeration 

Do you have a thick beautiful lawn? Do you have a lawn that needs to look more beautiful, luscious, and healthy? Fall seeding, aeration and over seeding is a necessary to ensure the health of your lawn! 

When should I aerate and seed my yard?

The best time for aeration is during the growing season, when the grass can heal and fill in any open areas or spots after soil plugs are removed. Typically, this is recommended from September through October. Therefore, aerating your lawn with cool season grass in the early spring or fall season and those with warm season grass in the late spring can do wonders for your lawn. Aeration and Fall Seeding are necessary to repair the wear and tear that summer damage has inflicted on your lawn. Now is the best time to rejuvenate your grass for a lawn you can be proud about and enjoy next spring. 

Pro-Tip: Those warm-loving aggressive weeds are slow to germinate at this time of year so the little grass seedlings can flourish and get strong before winter arrives.

What are the benefits of Aeration and Seeding?

  • Aeration loosens soil, reduces compaction – allowing grass roots to reach deep for water.
  • Aeration penetrates soil allowing water, air & food to reach the roots while absorbed the soils needs. 
  • Aeration enhances seed germination. Seeds germinate easily in aerator holes while obtaining all they need for growth. 
  • Over seeding introduces new grass seed to fill-in thin areas and thicken existing grass.
  • Over seeding builds resistance to insect damage, as well as grass disease.
  • Aeration and over seeding reduces weeds which germinate in opportune weak areas so, a thick lawn is the best defense against weeds. 
  • Aeration and over seeding improves the beauty and enjoyment of the lawn, as well as keeping it healthy through winter. 

Learn more at these treatments and our collection of services to keep your yard beautiful year round!

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10 Jun 2019
Lawn Care

Lawn Service Near Me Benefits

There are many benefits for using a lawn service company near you. Especially if the company has been in business for a long period of time and is family owned and operated. With many benefits, such as knowledge of soil, grass and the local experience over the years. We are perfect for all customers looking to protect their lawn, trees, and shrubs. Below are some key benefits and services we offer to our Blue Grass Lawn Service family of customers.

Knowing Your Trees and Shrubs

Knowing the area and the climate we created a 9 step tree and shrub care program provides nutrients, controls damage due to insects and prevents damage due to hot, dry weather conditions. The need for expert tree and shrub care often goes overlooked, but a flourishing landscape will greatly enhance the overall health and appearance of your property while increasing its value. Blue Grass Lawn Service & Landscaping offers a range of tree and shrub care services designed to give your landscape the nutrients, protection, and conditions it needs to thrive.

Lawn Care Needs

Based on the needs of your lawn we offer a variety of optional services to extend protection and help your lawn thrive throughout the season.

  • Promotes strong roots and thick, beautiful turf
  • Improve oxygen uptake ability
  • Defend your yard against ticks & fleas
  • Prevent damage due to turf diseases
  • Prevent damage caused by white grubs

We are a one-stop shop for seeding, aeration, flea and tick control, grub control. With us, we are only a phone call away and we consider everyone a customer, not a number. Owner-Operator Mitch Lynd is a phone call away. Whether you are a current customer or not, Mitch is always there to answer any questions or concerns!

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01 Jun 2018
controlling lawn fungal diseases

Article: Controlling Lawn Fungal Diseases

Lawn fungal diseases take on a variety of forms from dead-looking brown patches to highly visible spots, threads, rings, or slimes. Once they strike your yard, grass fungal diseases can be difficult to treat. Fortunately, the right lawn care practices can go a long way toward prevention and treatment; and in severe cases, a fungicide can help eradicate the spores to keep it from spreading. Here are some tips for preventing and treating fungal diseases in your lawn.

15 May 2018
What You Can Grow In Shady Spaces

Article: What You Can Grow In Shady Spaces

All shade is not equal. knowing what you can grow in shady spaces is important. Some shady conditions will yield more produce than others will, while some areas are better left for hostas and moss. Gardeners should be familiar with the different types of shade, but should also keep in mind that measuring how much shade your garden gets isn’t always easy.

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