Lawn Care & Pest Control Tips

Common Fall Pest Problems in Maryland and How to Prevent Them

As the warm weather begins to ease up as fall approaches in Central and Southern Maryland, you aren’t the only one cleaning up and looking around at fall tasks that need to be done.

Even before those leaves begin to change, some pests like irritating gnats may start to fade from those hot summer days.

Fall Lawn Aeration in Maryland: Why it’s so Important for a Healthy Lawn

Your lawn goes through quite a lot through the year.

It begins with a burst of growth in spring after surviving a cold winter. Then as temperatures heat up it has to make it through the sticky, hot, dry summer.

By fall, your lawn is ready for a break. And it might show signs of wear. Maybe it looks tired or thin or a bit splotchy.

Never fear! Fall is the perfect time to set things right and give your lawn the boost it needs to replenish itself for winter and recover before that next big growing season.

The Best Grass Type for Maryland Lawns and How to Grow It

Across the country, various regions have different conditions that pair best with different grasses.

Cool-season grasses like Kentucky Bluegrass grow best in the northern states. These grasses put on 60% of their top growth from March to June. Then from September to October, they continue growing underground until the soil freezes and then go dormant in January and February.

The Benefits of Professional Mosquito Control Services in Maryland

Summer days are long, and naturally you want to be outside enjoying them.

Whether you’re grilling dinner out back on your patio, lounging by your fire pit, or playing fetch with your dog, you are just looking to enjoy a little downtime. Nothing wrong with that.

But the party is over the second “they” show up. Your unwanted guests. The ones that leave you running quickly indoors, unable to enjoy your yard.

4 Tips for Growing Grass in Shaded Areas in Your Maryland Backyard

Maryland is known for its hot and humid summers when peak temperatures reach above 100 degrees.

And don’t get us started on the high humidity.

But you’re used to this in our transition zone climate.

Your lawn may think otherwise, however, especially if it doesn’t get any sun.

4 Common Causes of Thick Patches of Grass in Your Maryland Lawn

A thick and healthy lawn is what you crave.

We understand that. It’s what we all want. A nice, green oasis to come home to, sink our bare toes into, and enjoy.

But, unfortunately, there are times when you might notice your grass isn’t behaving as nicely as you’d like.

6 Common Lawn Care Myths You Might Actually Believe

Every one of you reading this blog probably has one person in your neighborhood or on your street who claims to be your resident lawn expert.

He’s always outside on his riding lawn mower, surveying his grass. He’s always talking about how often to mow and how short and when to fertilize or water. He knows it all -- at least that’s what he thinks.

Maryland’s Worst Summer Bugs and How to Keep Them Out of Your House

Many people say summer is a pretty awesome season -- maybe even their favorite one.

The days are warmer and longer. The sun is usually shining. Birds are chirping. People smile more freely. It’s vacation season. Kids are outside laughing and playing.

Unfortunately, like an over-crowded beach, some things are too good to be enjoyed alone. Summer bugs want to have some fun, too. And this is their time to shine. There’s no cold temperatures or snow and ice to stop them.

Lawn Care Case Study in Clinton, MD: How to Get The Results You Want

No one likes breakups. They are usually pretty awkward and uncomfortable.

But sometimes they are just necessary. It’s during these instances that, once the messy part is over, you usually feel relief.

How to Identify and Get Rid of Brown Patch Disease in Your Maryland Lawn

Traditionally, lawns are more enjoyable if they are green.

Clearly, brown spots are not invited. They aren’t pretty. They are basically a sign that something is wrong. If you see some brown or dead bits in your lawn, you’re probably thinking it needs a little water. Or maybe it needs some sunlight.