Entries by Matt VanNoord

Annual Bluegrass going to seed

Every spring, while many grass varieties are just waking up, one variety of grass is already standing out. It is an unwanted and difficult-to-control grass called Annual Bluegrass. (Not to be confused with a good grass called Kentucky Bluegrass.)  Right now it is producing seedheads and sticks out in lawns.  For a few weeks every […]

Maple Tree Seedlings

The Maple Tree seedlings are back in full force this spring.  The warm spring weather has caused them to arrive early this year. Many customers ask if our lawn care applications will control Maple Tree seedlings. The answer is yes, but there is an easier way. Maple Tree seedlings aren’t mowing-tolerant. Once the leaves are mowed […]

Kent County Health Department warns about early, heavy tick season

The Spring is on the horizon! However, according to the Kent County Health Department, that means so is a heavy flea and tick season.   Kent County Health Department recommends using tick-repelling bug sprays, wearing layers and carefully checking for ticks before going back inside. Select the link below for the full news story: Heavy Tick […]

Preparing your lawn and landscape for winter

Now that fall has arrived and your lawn growth has slowed, it’s time to turn your attention to winterizing your property. Here is a checklist of things that need to be done before winter arrives: -Prepare for your last leaf cleanups:-Clean any remaining leaves from the roof-Clean the leaves out of your gutters-Get all the […]

Moles vs Voles

Many people often mistake voles for moles. Moles make underground tunnels while voles make above-ground runaways. Moles eat earthworms, grubs, and insects whereas voles gnaw at the base of trees and shrubs and eat plants, especially grass and flower bulbs. During the winter, voles will tunnel under the snow and create winding trails about 2 […]

Mulching Leaves

The days of raking and bagging leaves should be over for almost everyone. Studies have shown that homeowners have successfully mulched more than 6 inches of leaves back into their lawn. Mulching leaves will chop them into very small pieces; often into dust. From a distance or after substantial rain, you’ll never know your leaves […]

Spring Lawn Mower Maintenance

Spring is a great time for some lawn mower maintenance. Follow these 5 steps and you will be ready to mow!   Change the oil. This is one of the most important steps. Also, check the oil periodically during the season to make sure it’s at the correct level. Check the air filter. The air […]