1st Day of Spring!

1st Day of Spring!

Will Old Man Winter ever leave us??? First Day of Spring! Happy Spring! Rake the gravel and debris out of your lawn before it starts growing and hiding it. Spread gypsum or a gypsum/lime blend along the edges of your driveway where salt may have accumulated over the winter. Train Consistently, go for a run […]

Crabgrass Control – Too Late?

Crabgrass Control – Too Late?

Springtime is always the highlight of my year! Even though I am busy beyond comfort, I love the energy of new growth and experiencing the emergence from Winter dormancy. This Spring has been the coldest that I remember and all the usual deadlines are pretty much out the window when it comes to crabgrass control […]

Sloppy Wet Kiss

Sloppy Wet Kiss

Who is responsible for the snow madness this morning? Sloppy Wet Kiss   “Sloppy Wet Kiss” idea originates (at 4:01): Spring is on the way. I Promise. “Anybody not ready, holler ‘I’ !”

What is Your Lawn Doing?

What is Your Lawn Doing?

Grass isn’t doing a whole lot this time of year – at least not on top. The grass is just trying to protect itself from drying out so it slowly went dormant around New Year’s day. Hopefully you spread winterizer fertilizer late last fall. I got to talk to someone at the Eastern PA Turf […]

What Can I Expect in Five Months?

In five months school will be starting and your lawn could be making you sick, especially if you spent $500 on it already – even if you spent $500 with WiseGrass. Lawns are living organisms – a whole village of organisms. We are asking them to be perfectly green year-round after being cut down every time they […]

Don’t Shut Your Lawn Off At Night

Don’t Shut Your Lawn Off At Night

Is it Too Late to Overseed this Fall? Probably

Is it Too Late to Overseed this Fall? Probably

“How late can I over seed this fall?” (this is not a recording!) October 15’th is the end of the prime. From there it tails down to about mid-November. In the middle time the seed might germinate and then crap out over the winter. After Thanksgiving it might be better to do a dormant seeding. The […]

Aerate and Overseed Sept 1 – Oct 31

Aerate and Overseed Sept 1 – Oct 31

Aeration and Overseeding is the final operation to take back your lawn after you have prepped the battlefield. “As great as last year was for grass-growing, this year has been horrendous.” – Nancy Bosold, Penn State extension office Berk’s county. She wrote an excellent article addressing this summer’s issues. I have my 3-punch KO theory on what really happened to […]

The WiseGrass Kids!

The WiseGrass Kids!

Creating these videos brings the best out of our WildChildz. And sometimes the worst in their Daddy. The Lads kept interrupting me during this shoot. I tried six times to get through the dialog and each time they pulled some stunt that compelled yet an other take. Finally I gave up and joined ‘em. The […]

Prep the Battlefield

Prep the Battlefield

3 Steps to take back your lawn. So our lawns are looking a little shabby right now and we haven’t gotten a lot of rain this fall yet. What can we do to take back our lawns so that we can look like last year? I’ve got basically three things I have been doing to […]