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This is a good time to make sure your mower blades are sharp. Sharp blades not only make it easier to mow your yard, but makes for healthier turf. By keeping the blades sharp, it allows the grass to be cut and not torn which invites problems for your yard. Try not to cut more than 1/3 the length of the blade at any one time.

This time of year also keep a sharp eye out for pests doing damage to your yard. Grubs, Sod Webworms and Mole Crickets can do a great deal of damage quickly. If you are on a preventative program this should keep them under control as they are easier to kill when young. If you find you have problems now, you can try Dylox or Sevin to control them. Be sure to always follow label directions and wear appropriate protection.

It also is a good idea to make sure your rain sensor is working correctly so you don’t water when not needed. Call the office if you need it checked or contact us to tell you how we can make it so your lawn’s water needs are controlled by the weather automatically and can tailor each zone to its individual needs.