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When is the Best Time of Year to Aerate and Overseed Maine Lawns?

When is the Best Time of Year to Aerate and Overseed Maine Lawns?

In Maine, the best time to aerate and overseed is August and September. This is so grass seeds have time to grow and develop strong roots before winter. Strong roots mean you’ll have a lush lawn in the spring that’s more pest and weed-resistant. It also reduces spring thaw runoff and puddling.

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Tick Dangers in Maine

Tick Dangers in Maine

Finding an engorged tick on your body is unpleasant and can be a bit alarming. It makes most people itch just thinking about it. The threat of disease is always present where ticks are concerned and a tick bite should be taken seriously. Most tick-borne diseases take...

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Understanding Mosquito Dangers

Understanding Mosquito Dangers

Summertime is such a wonderful season. Barbecues, 'smores around the fire, gardening, and outdoor sports are just a few of the ways to enjoy this beautifully warm time of year. However, our fun can be quickly ruined by mosquitoes! These nuisance insects are not just...

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Landscaping for Curb Appeal

Landscaping for Curb Appeal

One of the first things that homeowners and real estate agents think about when listing a property on the market is how it will be viewed by potential buyers. Increasing the curb appeal is at the top of the to do list when selling your home.  What is curb appeal and...

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Lawn and Garden Care in Drought Conditions

Lawn and Garden Care in Drought Conditions

As we experienced this past summer, even in Maine we can see long periods of little to no rainfall. These drought-like conditions wreak havoc on our lawns and gardens. Take a look at your lawn. Have you noticed its growth is stilted, wilted, and brown? Plants will...

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Benefits of an Outdoor Water Feature

Benefits of an Outdoor Water Feature

Enhancing the landscaping of your yard can add to a home’s curb appeal, add equity, and make a yard feel like a peaceful retreat from the outside world. This can be done by adding plantings, installing a patio, a fire-pit or unique water feature. The latter seems to...

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Lawn Care Tips – Mowing

Lawn Care Tips – Mowing

Do you tell yourself every spring that this will be the year that your lawn will look just as lush and green as the neighbor's? There are likely a number of contributing factors to your failed success. Maybe you're over fertilizing, under watering, not treating for...

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Mosquito Prevention

Mosquito Prevention

Is your yard a mosquito magnet? Do mosquitoes seem to swarm toward you while avoiding other people? Experts have been trying for years to crack the code behind why mosquitoes like some people more than others. While the scientists continue their research to keep you...

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Protection Against Ticks

Protection Against Ticks

Let’s face it. We live in New England with woods and nature all around us.  Unless you live in a bubble, you are going to be exposed to the dangers of ticks at some time in your life. Thankfully there are some steps that you can take to prevent the spread of tick...

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