Droughts can cause detrimental damage to your lawn and garden. So how is your lawn supposed to survive a drought during the summer months? It is important to take these precautionary drought landscaping measures when caring for your yard before a drought occurs. It is likely that during a drought, individuals may feel obligated to over-water their lawns to make up for the lack of natural rainfall that occurs during [...]
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In recent months, an invasive species of plant, Giant Hogweed, has been introduced to the local Massachusetts area. In addition to Massachusetts, this plant has made its way through other areas such as New York, Vermont, Maine, and Connecticut, just to name a few. Not only can this plant be detrimental to your yard, but can also pose serious health risks for humans. How to Identify Giant Hogweed Below are [...]
A low-maintenance and beautiful front yard is possible in New England. With the right plants and simple updates, you can enjoy a gorgeous yard without having to skip any beach days tending it. We've compiled a few tips for a yard that will make your neighbors green with envy. Invest in Drought-Tolerant Plants. Drought-tolerant plants are a must-have in New England, and not just because they conserve water. These plants [...]
In order to protect your lawn and garden from pests, try some of these household remedies to deal with your yard infestation. Massachusetts is home to numerous species of pests that can be detrimental to the health of your lawn and garden. Natural and organic solutions are the safest way to get rid of pests in your yard. You want to be sure that the solution you select is nontoxic [...]
Mosquitoes and ticks are often a concern for Massachusetts residents. These tiny insects are difficult to find and grow in rapid numbers. They also can carry diseases such as Lyme Disease, West Nile Virus and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. While these insects are part of normal outdoor life during the summer months, there are measures that homeowners can take to feel safer when enjoying their lawns, as well as protecting [...]
Grubs are not uncommon in lawns around the Chicopee, Massachusetts area. However, there are ways that homeowners can deal with grubs before they cause any significant damage. First, you may want to check to see if your lawn may be at risk. How to Check Your Lawn for Grubs If you see any damaged portions of your lawn, try cutting out a square of that area and looking underneath. Grubs [...]
* Video courtesy of Channel 22 WWLP Springfield, MA. March 5, 2018. All rights reserved. Please don’t hesitate to call StayGreen Lawn Services if you have any questions or concerns regarding tick control this season. LIMITED TIME SPECIAL OFFER Mosquito & Tick Promotion Get 2 FREE applications with the purchase of the full program. First and Last applications FREE – Hurry, Offer ends June 1, 2018 Find [...]
Winter can be long and hard to your landscape and lawn. While snow plows make it easy to remove snow from your driveway sometimes damage may occur. This is more common than you may realize. In defense to the ones who snow plow, sometimes when we receive a lot of snow at one time it becomes difficult to know where the lawn begins and where it ends. Never-the-less the [...]
Why would I order lawn service when there is still snow on the ground? If I had a nickel for every time I heard that in my career, I could retire. As you know, time seems to fly; we are distracted with many other obligations that usually take precedence over buying lawn service. So, why should a homeowner act now? The first issue is timing. February is upon us [...]
So the snow has arrived, and winter is upon us. No more mosquitoes right? Where have they gone? Did they migrate south for the winter? Maybe heading down to the beaches in Florida, while you are enjoying the outdoor activities like skiing, or sled riding. Understand where mosquitoes go! Mosquitoes are cold-blooded insects. This means their body temperatures are determined by the outside temps. So when temperatures reach a [...]