StayGreen

About Mark Kelbacher

Environmental & Sustainable Lawn Care Professional Owner - StayGreen Lawn Services “As a Turfgrass Professional, I have worked with some of the largest lawn care companies in the world. One thing clients want is a company they can trust that follows through on promises. This is why, at StayGreen, we effectively communicate with our customers to find the best program for them. We email clients both before and after treatments, as well as provide them with detailed lawn reports. This process allows us to cater to the needs of the customer and provide them with the best experience possible,”

What is that smell? A stink bug of course!

2019-10-14T10:07:13+00:00

Have you seen this little critter around your home? It is called the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug. It holds true to its name because boy does it smell when you squish it! Now that we are seeing cooler temperatures, they are looking to come inside. Let's take a look at these stink bugs in a little more detail. Why do they smell? Their odor is a defense mechanism so that [...]

What is that smell? A stink bug of course! 2019-10-14T10:07:13+00:00

What is this orange stuff on my grass and shoes?

2019-10-14T09:05:27+00:00

I was walking around in my lawn over the weekend and when I was done my shoes were had some orange color on it! Upon seeing this, many homeowners might immediately question, "what's wrong with my lawn?" Being in the lawn care industry for quite some time, I knew right away that it was rust. Let's dive deeper into rust disease and what it means for your lawn. What is [...]

What is this orange stuff on my grass and shoes? 2019-10-14T09:05:27+00:00

Why is my lawn turning brown?

2019-07-15T12:02:41+00:00

It's like clockwork, the weather shifts from a cool wet spring to hot summer days! So the number one question we hear in the lawn business is “Why is my lawn turning brown”? Haven’t we received enough rain, that my lawn shouldn’t have brown spots? Let's take a look at a few reasons why you may be noticing brown spots in your lawn. What is the difference between Drought Stress [...]

Why is my lawn turning brown? 2019-07-15T12:02:41+00:00

Why are there red patches in my lawn?

2019-06-12T15:04:22+00:00

As temperatures rise and rain falls, lawn diseases become more aggressive and noticeable. One of the more common diseases that we see in home lawns in late spring is called Red Thread. This lawn disease appears as patches of straw-colored, blighted turf that can be as small as a few inches across to many feet across, depending upon the severity of the infection. Closer inspection will reveal that the tips [...]

Why are there red patches in my lawn? 2019-06-12T15:04:22+00:00

Winter Damage to Rhododendrons

2019-05-10T15:17:30+00:00

A cold, windy winter has left many wondering, "what happened to my Rhododendrons? Part of my shrub or most of it looks dead." The harsh cold wind really took a toll and may have caused damage to your Rhododendrons. Don’t rush to replace just yet! There still may be a good chance that these will recover. Monitor it until June before deciding on any pruning. One thing we've noticed in [...]

Winter Damage to Rhododendrons 2019-05-10T15:17:30+00:00

7 Tips for Prepping Your Lawn this Spring

2019-04-18T15:14:42+00:00

Old Man Winter is finally on his way out! This means it is time to put away the shovel, snow blower and ice melt and start thinking about what you will need to get your lawn ready for spring. Harsh winters can leave your lawn and landscape in rough shape. The lawn has some form of protection as it remains covered by a nice blanket of white snow. However, the [...]

7 Tips for Prepping Your Lawn this Spring 2019-04-18T15:14:42+00:00

What happens in the off season?

2019-04-18T15:13:08+00:00

Being in the lawn care industry, especially in the Northeast, I often get asked, “What do you guys do during the offseason?” Well, that’s a great question! There is more that goes on behind the scenes during offseason lawn care months than you might guess. I’ll start off by saying, the first thing is we take a deep breath and book a trip South! I wish! Contrary to belief, unlike [...]

What happens in the off season? 2019-04-18T15:13:08+00:00

Joining the Ranks of GreenCare for Troops

2019-04-18T15:10:37+00:00

We are proud to announce that StayGreen Lawn Services has recently become a volunteer for Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops, an award-winning program that provides free lawn care and landscape services to families of currently deployed military personnel. Our yards provide an area for children and pets to play and family and friends to connect. Lawns and landscapes create a beautiful place that positively contributes to the environment and the [...]

Joining the Ranks of GreenCare for Troops 2019-04-18T15:10:37+00:00

Winter Lawn Care Tips

2019-03-26T14:51:42+00:00

During this time of year, we are often preparing for winter weather conditions such as ice, snow and colder temperatures. We bring out the ice scraper, shovel, hat, and mittens. Lawn care is at the very back of our minds, especially knowing it's more than likely we won't see our lawn until late March if we're lucky! That doesn't mean we should forget about it. Below we've highlighted winter lawn [...]

Winter Lawn Care Tips 2019-03-26T14:51:42+00:00

Do I really need to remove all those leaves?

2019-03-26T14:18:36+00:00

Do I remove all those leave or don’t I? That is the question! Many homeowners in Western Massachusetts are scrambling to rake, bag and remove the last few leaves on the lawn. But is it necessary to remove all the leaves on my lawn? The short answer is no, however, this does come with a few disclaimers. Leaves in small amounts can actually be beneficial to the turf and soil. [...]

Do I really need to remove all those leaves? 2019-03-26T14:18:36+00:00