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How to Prepare Your Lawn for Winter

As we approach the dormant season, your lawn will require a bit of extra attention before you can put your tools down for winter break. In order to protect the year-round health of your lawn, we’ve put together the top to-do’s for your lawn in order to get that thicker, fuller lawn next spring. Here are a few steps you can take now to prepare your lawn for winter: Clear Debris During the fall season, leaves, dead grass, and other debris build up on your lawn. As it accumulates, it holds in moisture and creates an environment where fungi and…

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Bushes & Shrubs: Should You Trim Them in the Fall?

As the fall season officially sets in, lawn care is already in full swing. Many Maryland homeowners are digging into their sheds to whip out their rakes and wheelbarrows of mulch, but what about the shears? While trimming and pruning is an essential part of bush and shrub care, the fall season is NOT the time for a new cut. Here are 3 reasons why you should not trim or prune during the fall season: 1. Open Wounds During the Winter Trimming any bush or shrub causes an open-wound injury to the plant. This injury needs time to heal before…

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The Best Time for Lawn Seeding and Aeration

Well Marylanders, it is that time of year again. We need to talk about planting grass seeds. Seeding should be done during the fall season but can be done from now until mid-October. For best results, seeding should be done during September. This time of year provides warm soils and a good environment for the seeds to germinate properly. This also prevents growth of weeds that could overgrow or destroy your grass. More About Lawn Seeding More About Lawn Aeration Not sure what your lawn needs? No need to worry! Our team of lawn technicians will assess your lawn and…

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Summer Disease Warning!!

Due to hot and humid weather, we are seeing a higher than normal amount of Brown Patch Disease in lawns. Brown Patch is a disease that affects most grass types in our area. Tall Fescues show the most resistance but still can be affected. The appearance of Brown Patch is that of a burnt look with oblong patterns typically in sunny areas of the lawn. Brown Patch will start out as small circular areas but as they grow and run into one another they get their oblong shape. They can also be found in shaded areas in bad infestations. The…

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Bagworm Alert!!

We have started noticing bagworm activity in our area. Bagworms feed heavily on evergreens such as Leyland Cypress, Arborvitae, Spruces, and other plant types. These insects have been known to fully defoliate an entire tree. Even though they have the name bagworm, they don’t start out with a bag. They build a bag around them using silk they produce and plant material from the plant they are on. This is bad for the bagworm but good for us. Not having a bag surrounding them means that they are vulnerable to insect sprays and predatory insects and birds.       …

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Mowing Advice

While mowing isn’t something that we do, it does play an important role in the overall health of your lawn. Most people think there isn’t a wrong way to mow, but doing it wrong can actually be harmful to the grass. Here are some tips to help you and your lawn: Always mow with sharp blades Torn grass gives a dull appearance and invites insects and disease into a lawn Don’t mow wet grass It causes clumping and can spread disease quickly if present Mow your lawn at 3.5-4 inches Taller grass means less weed pressure Your grass won’t grow…

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Can you Feel the Heat?

Maryland Weather It’s been a crazy year for weather so far. It feels like it was warmer in March than it has been in May. However, this week is pulling in high numbered temperatures that indicate summer is around the corner. With the weather being as unstable as its been, we are noticing some winter weeds lasting further into the year than normal. Insect and disease activity are just now starting to pick up. Every year Mother Nature provides us with new challenges, this year being no different. Weeds Weeds are always our customer’s #1 concern. We are currently in…

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Pre-emergents for Weed Control

The days are getting longer, and spring has finally sprung. Weeds have become an increasingly frustrating sight, taking control of your beautiful yard and garden. Broadleaf weeds, such as dandelions, plantain, and clover, have reared their ugly heads. The broadleaf weeds will be treated with the Late Spring Application once the weeds start actively growing. It is important to get the pre-emergent crabgrass control down before the crabgrass germinates. Understanding Crabgrass and Controlling it. Crabgrass is a summer annual grassy weed. This means the plant itself only survives for a season. Towards the end of its growing season, usually July-August,…

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What’s New At Royal Greens

Customer Assistant Website: This isn’t really a new feature but it is a great one. For about 4 years now, customers have been able to access their account online through our website. On our website, you simply click on customer login and you will be taken to a completely secure website that allows you access to your account. From here you can pay your bill securely, look at past services, look at future services, request service calls, sign up for beneficial services, see what technicians have recommended on your property and much, much more. It is the most convenient way…

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Winter Injury to Trees and Shrubs in Frederick

WINTER INJURY TO TREES AND SHRUBS Winter Desiccation: Because of the prolonged and climatic conditions this winter we are already starting to see many signs of winter injury on Trees and Shrubs. Winter Desiccation will probably be the most common damage we will see this spring. Desiccation occurs when the water leaves the plants faster than it is taken up. During severely cold periods the ground may freeze to a depth below the extent of the root system, which cuts off the supply of the water. Although the damage mostly occurs on evergreens, it can damage deciduous plants also. The…

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