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Spring Has Sprung: Take Care of those Weeds before they take over

  • By Henry Warner
  • 23 May, 2017

When it comes to maintaining your lawn, you may think that just simply cutting the grass and keeping it cut is all there is to it. Sometimes that works but all too often you’ll find that there’s more to it than just cutting the grass when it’s tall. One of those things that must be maintained and taken care of is weed growth. Weeds can overtake your yard and kill off the grass you have so that all that is left is unsightly weeds. What are some ways you can take care of them before they take over?

Keep an Eye Out

If you allow weeds to start growing and do not get rid of them right away, they will take over the yard. Spring has sprung and with it all the new seed growth that comes along. Making sure to nip the weeds right away will help to reduce the chances of them taking over the yard. Be sure you take time to watch what is growing in your yard and try to get rid of the weeds before cutting them. By cutting them with the grass, you’re going to spread the seeds all over the yard causing more growth to pop up.

Catch Them Early On

The younger the weed is, the easier it will come out of the ground. That’s why it is imperative to catch unsightly weeds as soon as possible. You can gently pull them up and out of your lawn because they do not have sturdy root systems as of yet.

Use Mulch

You can also use mulch in some areas such as around your home’s landscaping to keep the weed growth down and out. By putting mulch in your landscaping, it doesn’t allow the weeds to break through to the sunlight, thus restricting their growth. It also adds an aesthetic appeal to your homes yard as well.

Contact Mackinson Turf Management

One of the most ideal ways to keep weeds out of your yard is to work with Mackinson Turf Management. For years, they have been providing top lawn services to community members just like yourself. They can make sure that your yard is properly cared for and get rid of weeds before they become a huge problem for you. They offer services such as fertilizing your yard for thicker lawns to reduce weed growth, lawn maintenance, weed control, and aeration.

By Henry Warner 23 May, 2017

When it comes to maintaining your lawn, you may think that just simply cutting the grass and keeping it cut is all there is to it. Sometimes that works but all too often you’ll find that there’s more to it than just cutting the grass when it’s tall. One of those things that must be maintained and taken care of is weed growth. Weeds can overtake your yard and kill off the grass you have so that all that is left is unsightly weeds. What are some ways you can take care of them before they take over?

Keep an Eye Out

If you allow weeds to start growing and do not get rid of them right away, they will take over the yard. Spring has sprung and with it all the new seed growth that comes along. Making sure to nip the weeds right away will help to reduce the chances of them taking over the yard. Be sure you take time to watch what is growing in your yard and try to get rid of the weeds before cutting them. By cutting them with the grass, you’re going to spread the seeds all over the yard causing more growth to pop up.

Catch Them Early On

The younger the weed is, the easier it will come out of the ground. That’s why it is imperative to catch unsightly weeds as soon as possible. You can gently pull them up and out of your lawn because they do not have sturdy root systems as of yet.

Use Mulch

You can also use mulch in some areas such as around your home’s landscaping to keep the weed growth down and out. By putting mulch in your landscaping, it doesn’t allow the weeds to break through to the sunlight, thus restricting their growth. It also adds an aesthetic appeal to your homes yard as well.

Contact Mackinson Turf Management

One of the most ideal ways to keep weeds out of your yard is to work with Mackinson Turf Management. For years, they have been providing top lawn services to community members just like yourself. They can make sure that your yard is properly cared for and get rid of weeds before they become a huge problem for you. They offer services such as fertilizing your yard for thicker lawns to reduce weed growth, lawn maintenance, weed control, and aeration.

By Henry Warner 10 May, 2017

Have you noticed dark patches in your yard that never seem to green up and grow? Have you noticed there seems to be something going on in your yard that is making it look patchy or different in some areas? You may be dealing with a grub problem. Grubs can cause huge issues for your lawn from unsightly patches to losing the grass in general. Here are some signs you may have grubs and what you can do to improve the look of your lawn. If you are in need of insect treatment services , consider Mackinson Turf Management as your provider. 

Brown Spots

You’re probably going to notice these in late summer early fall around your yard. It is a patch of your grass that has turned brown and has no grass growing green at all. It may have green around it but it has stopped growing. This is because the grubs are feeding on the roots of that patch and it has died.

You’ll notice these brown spots especially as summer drags on and the heat takes a toll on the grass itself. It may be later in the year that you realize you have a grub problem; however, it’s not too late to take care of it.

Loose Roots

Because grubs feed on the roots of your lawn, you may notice the grass itself will peel up like a piece of carpet. This is where your roots have been completely destroyed and taken over by the small 1 ½ inch curved worms.

Getting Rid of Grubs

If you can discover them early on in the year, then you can have a preventive treatment applied. However, if it’s later in the summer, early fall, you’ll have to have a faster curative type treatment applied.

The best route is to contact Mackinson Turf Management for all of your New Jersey lawn care needs. With over 30 years in the business, the highly trained and certified technicians at the company can assist you with treating your grubs and getting rid of them before they destroy your lawn. With regular maintenance and lawncare, you can rest assured that your grass will grow full and lush, reducing the chance of grubs or weeds taking over.

Be sure to contact them today to find out how you can prevent the grub infestation that is trying to set in or if you’ve already got a problem, see how they can help clear up your yard.

 

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