FROM THE EXPERT

Scalping

Removing too much of the turfgrass canopy at one cutting can often cause stress and plant death. This is typically a problem in uneven landscapes.

Saturated Soils

Soil saturation or flooding caused by excessive rainfall or irrigation creates an unfavorable soil environment for root growth by displacing oxygen

Salt Damage

Lawns that are near the ocean can occasionally become flooded when ocean water washes in from a severe storm or high tides.

Sod Webworms

In New England there are several species of sod webworm that can attack the lawn, with the bluegrass webworm being the most important species.

Shade

Growing grass in the shade is a challenge for many homeowners. The lack of optimal light and competition for resources (nutrients/water) are the primary

Squirrels

Although entertaining, squirrels are more often considered a nuisance. Damage due to squirrels often gets mistaken for grub damage.


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