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Using Cultural Practices and Non-Chemical Weed Control in the Landscape and Garden

By |May 11th, 2017|

Spring has arrived in New England and brown slowly turning to green marks the start of another gardening season when gardeners experience renewed enthusiasm for their ornamental landscapes, lawns and vegetable gardens. Whether it is new gardening endeavors or projects from last season that did not work out as favorably as one would have liked, […]

Tips for the month of May

By |May 8th, 2017|

May is the Month to…..
•    Plant flower and vegetable transplants.  While gardeners anxiously await the typical last frost date in order to set out tender species, there is more to think about than whether or not your prized crops will get nipped by a cold night.  Another key consideration for the annual vegetable garden is […]

Chinchbugs & Billbugs, Winter Cutworm

By |April 12th, 2017|

As spring makes its soggy appearance in Connecticut, it is time to review weather conditions from the previous several months, and see if we can make some guesses about what to expect this year.

Much of southern New England was in severe or extreme drought for several months, beginning last summer. The recent rain has certainly […]

What should I do to my lawn in December?

By |December 6th, 2016|

Save your back…mulch the leaves

Leaves can create a barrier over the lawn which traps moisture, inhibits sunlight and harbors insects and diseases that can kill even the healthiest grass. The good news is you don’t have to rake them! Leaves can be mulched (finely chopped) regularly throughout fall to avoid lawn damage. You can mulch […]

Fall Lawn Care Guide

By |October 7th, 2016|

Why Should I Fertilize My Lawn in the Fall?
Fall fertilizing is a crucial step in restoring your lawn to a healthy state.  Fertilizing will help grass roots develop and strengthen so that your lawn will survive the winter. Winter Survival Fall Lawn Food contains humates, which aids in root development, is low in Nitrogen, providing a […]

Summer Insect Update

By |August 30th, 2016|

We have received reports of grubs in a few lawns. The grubs were first instars (very small) and the lawn has been irrigated throughout the summer. This makes sense to me. We should see nearly normal development of grubs on irrigated turf this summer, and first instars usually start to show up in early to […]

Chinch Bugs Have Arrived

By |August 17th, 2016|

The chinch bug is a major insect pest on lawns. The chinch bug inserts a straw-like tube into turfgrass plant tissue and sucks out juices, stressing the plant. Damaged areas first appear as small, irregular patches that spread. There are usually two generations per year, with a partial third generation in unusually warm summers. There […]

August is the month to…

By |August 8th, 2016|

Home lawn and garden tips for the month of August, 2016 include practical and timely advice. Read this resource for drought strategies, managing gypsy moth, adding color to the August garden, and more.

In parts of New England, June was a very dry month followed by July, one of the driest on record in many […]

Insects: Dry weather adding challenges

By |June 25th, 2016|

Many areas in New England are facing moderate drought already, with rainfall totals for the year running 3 to 6 inches below “normal”. This may well have an impact on turf insect activity, at least until we see some steady restorative rainfall.

Chinchbugs prefer sunny areas with soils that drain well, along with plenty of thatch. […]

June is the Month to…

By |June 13th, 2016|

June is the time to plant tender annuals. Tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, and melons can all be planted now. The danger of frost is past and soil temperatures should be adequate for quick establishment. Keep an eye on the watering needs of transplants; they are unable to take up moisture from surrounding soil until […]