SavATree - Tree Service & Lawn Care

Greening up Grass

While lawns are more eco-friendly than pavement or architecture due to their ability to absorb carbon dioxide, mitigate stormwater, slow erosive forces and infiltrate water, they can be high maintenance and energy inefficient. Lawn care usually consists of fertilizing, disease control, pest management and a consistent watering regime, all of which has an impact ecologically…

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Turf Tribulations

Several minor, late season turf diseases have been reported found on lawns recently. Leaf spot and blight diseases such as Colletotrichum, Curvularia, Leptosphaerulina, and Ascochyta often develop as the result of long-term exposure to stress, like the end of summer that had variable periods of precipitation and high soil and air temperatures, such as the one we are currently…

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Aeration Assets

While there may be may things which may solely or combined be behind your lawn’s health problems, soil compaction may at the root (no pun intended). When the top 4 inches of the soil layer become compressed the movement of air, water and nutrients to the root system is hampered. Compacted soil can contribute to…

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Turf Talk

Weevils and White Grubs …oh my! In the northern parts of the region Annual Bluegrass Weevils are just reaching their larval stage while the southern areas should have already incurred the worst of the primary generation. The damage should not have been too severe as the first stage occurred during the earlier part of June…

The Secret of Soft Grass

Seasonal Stress

Lawn Lessons Soil temperature can be a determining factor in the health and wellbeing of your lawn. Intense summer heat creates stressful growing conditions for your grass season mixes. Cool season grass mixes, used a lot in the north and mid-atlantic regions, experience optimal growth conditions when soil temperatures are between 60 to 75 degrees,…

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The Lay of the Lawn

Current Conditions Our slow to start and fluctuating spring has earned the region an average of 82 growing degree days. The cool, overcast, damp days had initially given way to warmer than average temperatures but have leveled out to seasonal temperatures for this time of year. Soil temperatures have increased and are appropriate for encouraging root…

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Seedling Salvation

Maple Seedling Madness Does your lawn seem to have fallen prey to a spreading, seemingly aggressive, non-grass seedling? In spite of your strict adherence to your lawn program; fertilizations, seeding, weed control, dethatching etc., and still your lawn looks like this: Breath a sigh of relief, these are tree seedlings, mostly from maple species, not…