It is our belief that we will get through this trying time together and be better because of it.--Robert Neville So said the owner of Ben's Creek Nursery to our employees a few days ago, and he nicely sums up the spirit behind our efforts during the coronavirus outbreak. Our primary concerns center around the … Continue reading Coronavirus Update
With the Fall Equinox behind us, let's check in on what Ben's Creek Nursery is focusing on this season. For the past few weeks we have begun aeration and overseeding in earnest, and will be continuing those efforts into October. Aeration and overseeding are annual techniques begun just before the existing lawn begins its rapid … Continue reading Fall Lawncare Notes
Armies are good, especially our army. And worms are good things, too. But Fall Armyworms … that's a different story. We like our lush, green lawns, and so do these little pests. Fall Armyworms are connoisseurs of fine lawns, especially fresh, new sod, and will muster the troops for an assault as soon as they … Continue reading If it’s Fall These Must Be Armyworms
This is a lawncare update followed by a recommendation. Some of you – especially those with warm-season grasses - may have noticed a slight wilting and grayish or purple-to-blue discoloration to parts of your turf. This is actually not a bad thing, but it will take a bit to explain why. Until recently, we have … Continue reading Irrigation System Upgrade
As the heat reminds us that official Summer is fast approaching, let's take a look back over Spring so that we might properly appreciate it. We began in January with a reminder that we do Maintenance contracts on an annual basis, so that we might better attune our work to the many seasonal variations of … Continue reading Spring Recap
For those of you not on our active maintenance email list, here is an important notice we recently sent regarding the appearance of grassy weeds this spring season. Due to the record-setting wet weather this past Fall and Winter, we are seeing a lot of wheatstraw and poa annua (annual bluegrass) germinating in our fescue … Continue reading Turf Alert!
Have you forgotten something? Check your calendar and I believe you will see a reminder that early Fall is the time to prep your lawn with two fundamental procedures: aeration and overseeding. Aeration refers to air, which is what needs to be periodically introduced into the root system of your grass in order to encourage … Continue reading Groundwork