Three Spring Lawn Care Tips for April & May

It’s late April and temperatures will be in the 60’s and 70’s over the next week.  It’s time to turn on the sprinkler system and check it out to make sure its working properly.  As noted, I have applied a pre-emergent and just recently over-seeded my lawn. Now I am watching my lawn get thicker

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Calorie Counts – Accurate or not?

Check out this study conducted by Consumer Reports in the May 2013 Edition, “How accurate are chain restaurant calorie counts?” There is a very nice chart which lists the findings from Consumer Reports with respect to several restaurants. The study brings out some interesting information about how some calorie counts were not accurately reported for

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Germs and Birthday Cakes

Are we taking this “germ” thing a bit too far? Check out this story out of Australia. A ruling is being enacted for daycares that prohibit kids from bringing in a birthday cake. They suggest individual cupcakes  with candles to stop the spread of germs. Along with blowing out the candles, the law also states

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Bacteria and Tanning Beds

This is really alarming! You really need to take precautions if you plan on using tanning beds. Check out this article: “How to Choose the Right Sunless Tanning Salon” It offers several good tips if you plan on using a Tanning Salon. The tips include the following topics: Clean the Tanning Booth Yourself Wear Protective

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Germ Study – Restaurants

Check out this study. Germs were found on items that we typically do not think of: Chairs, Menus, Ketchup bottles and Salt & Pepper Shakers Germs can come from three places: respiratory, skin and feces To protect yourself, sit down, place the order, wash hands after touching the menu. Inspect your tableware and silverware. If

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How often should you water your lawn?

With the warm conditions and earlier than normal spring, you may be asking yourself the question,” Is it time to water my lawn?” The answer is yes, but… you want to water your lawn the correct way to insure a healthy lawn. About five years ago as I was having my sprinkler system setup, a

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Lawn Grub Control in 2012

I know it seems too early to start thinking about grub control. Typically grub control products are applied in June or early July time frame. However, our growing season is about 5 weeks ahead. Using that figure, we should be thinking about grub control in the May/June time frame. Let’s look at some things we

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Soil Test for your lawn

Soil testing for your lawn.  Right now is the perfect time to know and understand about the nutrients in your lawn. Yesterday, the topic of soil temperature was posted, and as noted the temperature is a little cool for seeding and a little early to apply your pre-emergent. This year, Midwest Laboratories has added an

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Get Lawn and Garden ready this fall

I came across this article,  “Fall is the time to get your lawns and gardens ready to bloom next spring” is a really good article which highlights some of the areas to look at: Weeds can be taken care of with a post-emergent herbicide ( I prefer overseeding B. Pohlman) Mid September – Mid October 

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