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Dandelions?

Dandelions are a broadleaf perennial that people love to hate.  If you are looking to control your dandelion population through a lawn care program here are some tips you should know.

  1. Dandelions like moist weather and acidic soil (soil test!)
  2. Low calcium levels in the soil could be helping dandelions outcomplete your grass
  3. You could be mowing too low.
  4. Bag while mowing to prevent spreading the seed heads.

As for any weed control timing is key.  Careful observation of weed  populations and weed seedling emergence patterns will help us landscape companies develop an appropriate Lawn care program.

Tags: lawn care

Organic Lawn Care | Crabgrass control

As the 2010 Lawn care season takes shape; here are a few guidelines for managing your crabgrass organically.  Crabgrass control can be accomplished for Organic lawns by taking these 5 Steps:

  1. Maintaining nutrient levels in the soil by using Organic Fertilizers and applying Corn Gluten Meal in early Spring.
  2. Seeding, Seeding, Seeding.  keeping a thick lawn will discourage crabgrass encroachment.
  3. Mow high, reduce the sunlight to the soil.  This will prevent the weed seeds from germinating.
  4. Mantain a proper PH level.  allowing the nutrients in the soil to be fully effective.
  5. Hand pull out heavily effected areas and be cautious not to shake and distribute seeds.

Thank you for reading.  Distinctive Landscaping, Inc. is a North Attleboro Landscaper  specializing in full service landscape care.  Please subscribe to our blog to ensure you don’t miss out!  

 

Tags: lawn care

Franklin Landscaping

The weather has broken, and the need for landscape services is here.  I am proud to see the great work the crews are producing.  It certainly makes my job easier.  Here are a couple photos of a crew in Franklin, Ma performing some Spring clean up and edging work.

Tags: Picture Blog