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Kerry Tai - July 22, 2014

Having a terrific lawn is important if you want to enjoy your home, your yard, and your time outside. Whether it is sipping a cocktail on a lawn chair, or just enjoying the great outdoors, this is only possible with a healthy lawn. However, great lawns do not just grow naturally – they are cultivated by people who are experts in lawn care.

Kerry Tai - June 27, 2014

Your lawn may be an oasis for you and your family, but it could also be something else – an irresistible temptation for insects. Yes, creepy crawly bugs can infest your lawn, and damage the grass, trees, gardens, and flowers. Lawns infested with insects can turn brown and even die due to the bugs. And these lawn insects can negatively affe...

Kerry Tai - June 17, 2014

On a rainy spring day, you have been quietly sitting inside your house watching some television.  The next day, you decide to take a walk outside and notice random patches of mushrooms. The mushrooms have spread near your trees, shrubs, and garden. What had happened? How did these lawn mushrooms suddenly appear overnight? Sudden appeara...

John Buechner - June 13, 2014

Maintaining your garden area or your tree & shrubs can be hard work! Early spring to mid-summer season, black vine weevils may be active in your garden or landscape plantings.  The weevil is gray-to-black and lays eggs which turn into small white grubs. Certain species of plants are favored hosts of the black vine weevil. Strawberries a...

Kerry Tai - June 6, 2014

Spring has sprung, as the saying goes, and that means it is time to focus on your lawn. If you want to have backyard barbecues, picnics, or if you just want to play with your kids on the lawn, it needs to be lush and healthy.  So what can you do this spring to ensure a great lawn? Here are some spring lawn care tips from Lawn Doctor to help...

Kerry Tai - June 3, 2014

Are you an outdoor adventurer? Have you experienced an unknown skin rash from being outdoors? High chances, you have encounter the dangerous perennial weed, poison ivy. Luckily, a poison ivy rash can be treated safely. Below are some tips on treating weeds like poison ivy and identifying how this dangerous common weed can be located while being...

John Buechner - May 15, 2014

Lawn diseases can occur anytime of the year based on grass type and weather conditions. Fungus lawn diseases are most severe during rainy periods or occur when too much irrigation water is applied to the lawn. It is important to take the necessary steps before your lawn shows signs of outbreak. Preventative lawn maintenance and the use of fungic...

Kerry Tai - May 7, 2014

Warm weather means it is time to start mowing your lawn. Since spring temperatures have less of a heat wave, wearing protective clothing will be comfortable as you mow your lawn. Proper mowing practices are extremely critical to maintain a healthy, green lawn. One of the most important practices is mowing your lawn at the correct mowing heig...

Kerry Tai - April 25, 2014

Lawn Fertilization is important to make your lawn green and lush, providing much-needed nutrients for the grass. Without fertilization, your lawn will simply not be the green beautiful turf you really want. It can be just as important to good lawn care as regular mowing is. But did you know that depending upon where you live, fertilizing you...

John Buechner - April 4, 2014

As you begin to enjoy the warm weather, you suddenly feel the urge to mow your lawn. When you are mowing your lawn, do you enjoy picking up the grass clippings? Instead of removing the grass clippings, try leaving them on the lawn. Surprisingly, grass clippings can help soil moisture and produce stronger roots. By doing this activity, it is call...

Kerry Tai - March 27, 2014

While it is still cold and snowy in many areas of the country, spring is just around the corner. And while April showers may bring May flowers, great gardens do not happen without some elbow grease, as well as judicious planning. Here are some planting tips to make your garden the best it can be in 2014: Plan ahead Cold winter nights are...

Kerry Tai - March 19, 2014

Are you seeing brown patches on your lawn? Proper spring lawn care is important to help rejuvenate your lawn from fall and winter damage. Grubs may have damaged your lawn last fall devouring your lawn’s roots.  The grubs overwinter in the soil and can cause additional lawn damage during the spring season. What are Grubs? Grubs...

John Buechner - March 4, 2014

Winter conditions can be brutal to your lawn, but you should not forget about taking care of your trees. Your trees can be damaged from changing temperatures and extreme cold conditions such as ice, thunder, and various storms.  Although you have no control over winter conditions, here are some basic winter tree care tips and informatio...

Kerry Tai - January 30, 2014

Although you might think winter is the best time to take a break from doing any lawn work, it is important to make sure your lawn mower is in good working condition. A well-maintained lawn mower will have longer life span. Additionally, maintaining the lawn mower’s condition will affect the appearance of your lawn. Winterize Your Lawn...

Kerry Tai - January 2, 2014

On some occasions, you might witness your neighbor trimming plants and shrubs from time to time. That neighbor is practicing landscape maintenance by regularly pruning his shrubs. By pruning your plants and shrubs, you can improve their overall appearance. What is Pruning? Pruning landscape plantings is a useful way to control growth and...

Kerry Tai - December 19, 2013

If you have shrubs in your yard, you want to have them looking great, and surviving throughout the winter. But how can you do that? Here are some winter shrub care tips: Shrubs need water, too You know that your lawn needs regular watering, but that goes for shrubs as well. And if you don’t water them regularly, you could see your...

Kerry Tai - December 17, 2013

You decided to take a jog outside and it made you feel great! Suddenly, a few days later you catch a cold and become ill. Similar to your body, a lawn can become ill too. There are a number of lawn diseases that can affect your lawn or yard. Most lawn diseases are caused by fungi, which infects both warm and cool season grass plants. It is very...

Kerry Tai - December 5, 2013

Now is the time you are winterizing your car, getting it ready for the upcoming colder weather. It is also a great time to winterize your lawn mower. While your lawn mower may not be getting the use your car will in the winter, it still needs to be regularly serviced in order to keep running smoothly, and keep your lawn looking great. A lawn mow...

Kerry Tai - December 5, 2013

After years of finding the perfect home, you just want to relax and enjoy the comfort of having a beautiful landscape and lawn, but something seems odd.  There are random small plants growing on your lawn.  As you take a closer look, these plants seem to spread and create patches everywhere. What are they? How can we control them? ...