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  • The Reach of EAB Destruction is Spreading May 1, 2018
    As we discussed in our previous post, the pest Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is the single most destructive factor for ash trees. Unfortunately, their reach is expanding. More and more trees are being infested by EAB and we need to do something about it. The first EAB infestation was discovered near Detroit, Michigan in 2002....
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  • Our Ash Trees are Dying March 14, 2018
    Ash trees are common in yards and along streets, but they are being decimated throughout the United States and parts of Canada by the ruthlessly-harmful pest called the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). Homeowners and municipalities have been forced to remove millions of dead or dying ash trees, while many have to decide exactly what to...
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  • Mowing Tip: Don’t Scalp Your Lawn July 14, 2017
    Mowing your lawn properly is one of the easiest ways to fight off weeds and diseases. Cutting grass at its recommended height helps it get the sunlight and vital nutrients needed to be lush and healthy. Mowing too short (“scalping”) can have some pretty serious repercussions; it can weaken and even kill your lawn. Additionally, cutting...
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  • Don’t Make These Common Lawn Watering Mistakes! June 16, 2017
    Yard irrigation is essential to your lawn’s health. Good watering habits help grass roots grow stronger, making the lawn more resistant to weeds, diseases and drought. Despite its importance, there are many common lawn watering mistakes that can do more harm than good. It’s important to note that watering requirements vary by soil and weather...
  • Heat Stress Can Do a Number on Your Yard: What Can You Do? June 14, 2017
    For most of us, summer is not a season of stress. For lawns though, it is. Consistent hot and dry weather over a long period of time can lead to heat or moisture stress, which can cause your lawn to turn brown and even invite a variety of weeds and pests. To keep your lawn...
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  • What Do a Mild Winter, Acorns and Mice Have in Common? Ticks. May 11, 2017
    It’s a bizarre sequence of events. When oak trees produce a lot of acorns (as in 2015), white-footed mice get more to eat, which results in a boom in their population numbers the following summer. The year after a mouse boom, tick numbers explode –and that’s what’s happening right now. What’s more, mice aren’t bothered...
  • Eliminate Mosquitoes in Your Yard Before it’s Too Late May 1, 2017
    Nothing can ruin summer quite like mosquito bites. In addition to causing a persistent itch, mosquitoes can also carry serious diseases. Viruses like Zika and West Nile pose health threats to your friends and family, and heartworm is a mosquito-borne disease that puts both dogs and cats at risk. It’s important to gain control of...
  • How Florida’s Drought Is Affecting Lawns April 27, 2017
    It’s been a dry spring for the Sunshine State. According to AccuWeather, about 77% of Florida is experiencing drought. As warm and dry conditions persist, meteorologists expect the drought to carry into May. Since Florida’s rainy season doesn’t usually begin until late May, residents might have to deal with these conditions for a few more...
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  • Learn How to Get Rid of Weeds Naturally April 17, 2017
    Summer is nearly here, which unfortunately means weeds are coming too. Dandelions, crabgrass, and other unwanted plants can overrun your yard quickly if you don’t take the right precautions. Weeds plant seeds as soon as they pop up, so there will be more generations the longer you wait. Weeds are, in many ways, signs of...
  • Former Lawn Doctor President & CEO Recognized for Lifetime Business Achievement April 5, 2017
    Russell J. Frith, former President/CEO and current Lawn Doctor Inc. Board Member, has been awarded the 2017 Hall of Fame Award from the International Franchise Association (IFA). The organization’s oldest and most prestigious honor, the Hall of Fame award has been presented annually since 1979. The presentation took place on January 30th, 2017 at the Association’s...
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