Get Off My Lawn! Winter Lawn Care that Will Save Your Grass

Winter in the Upper Midwest can be brutal, so it’s a small wonder that grass is able to survive the frigid conditions. The problem is, your lawn isn’t as resilient during the colder months of the year as it is during summer. Grass is more prone to damage when snow falls or there is a […]

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How to Winterize Your Lawn Before Winter

After a long year of lawn care, November marks the beginning of the end for vibrant green grass. But just because your lawn is entering dormancy doesn’t mean you should. There are still a few end-of-season steps to take that will help ensure a healthy bloom next spring. Since we have already experienced freezing temperatures […]

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Greener on the Other Side of Winter: The Grass Growing Cycle

If spending an entire winter outdoors in Minnesota sounds challenging, it just goes to show how impressive the yearly grass growing cycle really is.  Over a long winter period, grass in the northern part of the country enters dormancy — a fascinating process that allows it to withstand hard freezes and heavy snowfall. Winter isn’t […]

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How to Prepare a Lawn for Winter

In the Upper Midwest, winter doesn’t come easy. For as long as homeowners have cultivated lawns in the region, there have been tricks they’ve used to help their lawns withstand the brutal cold. Grass goes into dormancy in late fall, and while it requires fewer nutrients in this state, it is still susceptible to damage, […]

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The Effects of Frosty Grass

If you live in Minnesota, chances are you have experienced lawn frost at one time or another. When your lawn isn’t covered in snow, it’s bound to experience this frozen phenomenon at times during the winter. Frost typically occurs on clear nights when the grass is colder than the surrounding air. Below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, […]

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Ice Melt Tips That Won’t Hurt Your Lawn

In January, your driveway and walkways may resemble ice rinks. Understandably, many homeowners want to melt the frozen surfaces to prevent slips and falls. One easy way to accomplish this is by applying deicing salt (also known as ice melt) products. You can find many different formulas at big box home improvement stores. These ice […]

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Avoiding Injuries While Shoveling Snow

Your work is cut out for you when the fluffy white stuff falls. Sidewalks and driveways covered in a layer of snow can be dangerous to walk on. The problem is, getting rid of that snow can be an even more hazardous endeavor. Shovels aren’t exactly the most ergonomic tools in the shed, and snow […]

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What to Know About Winter Kill

By the end of winter, you might be asking yourself how you survived. What’s even more impressive is how your lawn survived. Imagine spending every blizzard, cold snap and windy night left out in the elements. It’s pretty amazing what cool-season grasses can endure – well, usually endure. Although most varieties of turfgrasses in the […]

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Lawn Mower Maintenance Tips for Winter

Even though dormant lawns surround us, there are still plenty of tasks you can accomplish to prepare for next year’s sunnier seasons. One of the most important things you can do right now is get your lawn mower ready for next spring. Properly maintaining and storing your lawn mower ensures that it will startup again in […]

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The Unexpected Benefits of Snow Removal Services

We all knew it would arrive eventually… the beautiful inconvenience known as snow. When you’re inside a warm and cozy home, snow doesn’t seem so bad. After all, it covers dormant lawns and bare trees. Don’t be fooled. Snow is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. You have to leave the home eventually, and when you […]

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