1. Identifying Some of Massachusetts Most Common Garden Weeds

    For many New Englanders, gardening can rapidly change from a relaxing experience to a frustrating chore. After planting lovely flowers and bushes, your neat arrangements can become surrounded by pesky garden weeds— in a matter of days! Before you can keep the weeds away, it helps to know what exac…Read More

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    The Benefits of Reusing Your Grass Clippings, AKA Grasscycling

    Some homeowners love the look of a “clean” mow— so they bag their grass clippings instead of letting them lie on their lawn. But reusing your grass clippings can benefit not only your turf but your entire landscape (if you compost it!). Let’s learn a little more about this practice and put…Read More

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    Shade-Loving Perennial Plants for Your New England Garden

    Outdoor gardening can be a very rewarding practice for many homeowners, but despite all their work, a lot of New Englanders find that their plants just don’t last. Many landscapes in our area have shaded areas under trees or overhangs. Unfortunately, not all plants thrive well without sun, and it…Read More

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    Lawn Grubs: Treating & Preventing Pesky Larvae & Beetles

    Are beetles swarming your lawn early summer? These bugs do more than just eat your plant’s leaves and annoy you while trying to enjoy the evening sunset on your deck. Beetles can lay eggs in your grass, which hatch into hungry grubs and destroy your turf from the ground up. Let’s learn a little …Read More

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    Identifying & Getting Rid of Crabgrass

    You had a beautiful spring green-up, but as summer waves hello, so too, do weeds. One weed, in particular, has become quite the nuisance…. Crabgrass! These broad blades emerge in tuffs across your well-manicured grass, marring your sleek, clean lawn with chaotic, unmatching clumps of green. Spot …Read More

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    The Most Common Northeastern Lawn Weeds & How to Combat Them

    You might think your lawn looks nice and green… that is, until you really get a closer look. Then you discover that it’s actually full of weeds, not grass! Many of the Northeastern US states experience the same common weed problems. We’re here to help you put a name to these invasive annoya…Read More

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    The Most Common Mosquito Bite Diseases & How to Prevent Them

    When it comes to mosquito bites, you probably already know that these buggers can carry infectious diseases. But do you know what they are, and how serious they can be? Let’s look at which mosquito-borne illnesses might affect your family and how you can prevent these bug bites while outside enjo…Read More

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    How to Identify & Safely Get Rid of Poison Ivy in Your Yard

    If you suspect you’ve got poison ivy growing around your landscape, this toxic plant can be a real threat to your family. If your children or guests come into contact with this nuisance, they can develop a nasty rash from the ivy’s resin or oils (Urushiol). Identify poison ivy in your yard and g…Read More

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    5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Landscape Pest Control

    Ticks, mosquitoes, deer, beetles, caterpillars, mice— the list of landscape pests can go on and on. We’re here to pique your interest and share some interesting (and somewhat scary) facts about some of Massachusetts' most common lawn pests. Ready to be wowed? Check out these five things you pr…Read More