Organic Lawn Care

Thatch, clover, mushrooms, grubs, weeds, brown spots - what causes them and what should you do? We share details on common lawn issues, fertilization options, turf types, mowing techniques, and  overall lawn care, with a focus on organic options that are better for your health and the environment.

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How to Control Lawn Weeds Organically

Lawn weeds are indicators of soil conditions, nutrient problems, and poor cultural practices. If you look closely, there are likely many different species of weeds that are now actively growing in your lawn, each telling you something specific/different. Here are some of the key things to look for and address.
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Are Chinch Bugs Damaging Your Lawn? Signs, Treatment & Prevention

If dead patches appear in your lawn this summer, it might be a chinch bug infestation. Here's how to get rid of this destructive lawn pest and stop it from killing your lawn.
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What’s the Best Lawn Grass for Central NJ and Eastern PA?

For all-round performance, we recommend tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) as the best lawn grass for homeowners in eastern Pennsylvania and central New Jersey. This cool-season lawn grass is quick to establish and easy to grow in our area, and no other lawn grasses for the region can compete with its adaptability and resilience.
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Summer Lawn Watering Tips for New Jersey And Pennsylvania

Homeowners often water their lawns incorrectly in summer, causing lasting damage. Follow these summer lawn watering guidelines to help your turfgrass to stay green and vigorous until cooler temperatures arrive in fall. Plus, learn how to help it recover from summer damage.
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Winter Lawn Damage FAQs

Learn what causes winter lawn damage in NJ & PA and how to prevent it for a better-looking lawn next spring.
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8 Ways to Create a Pet-Friendly Yard

These tips will help you keep your pets safe from harmful and toxic plants, chemicals, landscape materials, wildlife, and other hazards on your property.
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Organic Control of Japanese Beetles & White Grubs in Your NJ Landscape

Do the leaves on your shrubs and trees look like lace? If so, they’ve probably been attacked by Japanese beetles. Are brown patches appearing in your lawn? It could be grubs - the immature form of Japanese beetles. Learn how to control both to minimize the damage safely, effectively and organically.
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Dealing With Thatch Buildup in Lawns

Thatch is one of those turfgrass issues where a little is good for the lawn, but too much causes problems. A thin layer of thatch actually helps reduce wear and tear and can increase the life of your lawn. But when thatch is allowed to build up to more than ½-inch thick, it provides a…
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What Is Organic Lawn Care & How Does It Work?

What does “organic” mean when it comes to lawn care? Is organic lawn care better than conventional/synthetic lawn fertilization, weed control, and pest management? What does it really take to “do organic” properly? And why does it cost more? In this article, we answer those questions and more about organic lawn service.
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Control Lawn Weeds Organically, Part 2

Lawn weeds appear in your lawn because of soil conditions, nutrient problems and poor cultural practices. Some very simple things that will provide huge benefits in growing a healthy lawn are proper mowing and watering habits. Here's how to do it right.
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Clover in the Lawn – Good or Bad?

Ever wonder why clover seems to grow better in your lawn than the grass does? It's likely due to one of these 5 easily-corrected lawn care problems. But don't be too hasty - there are many reasons why you may want to just leave it right where it is!
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Mushrooms In The Lawn? Could Be A Fairy Ring

We have received several questions this summer about mushrooms growing in your lawns. If you've noticed any it's probably a fairy ring. But what causes these strange rings, and what can you do if you spot mushrooms in your own lawn?
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