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Lawn Tips

Why AERATE your lawn?

LAWN AERATION Removing small cores of soil from your lawn reduces soil compaction and promotes root growth for healthier grass! WHAT IS AERATION? Technically speaking, aeration is the naturally occurring process of air exchange between the soil and its surrounding...

The Importance of a Fall Clean-Up

The first sign that fall is coming is the beautiful and colorful leaves on the trees. Eventually those leaves do fall off the trees creating a fun play environment for children and pets. However, it also means hours of work cleaning them up. As labor intense as it may...

How to Keep Your Lawn Green in Hot Weather?

The best way to beat the heat is by watering. One inch of water per week keeps turf grass healthy. Once you start to water don't stop. Less frequent, deeper waterings are better than frequent shallow ones. Watering for longer periods of time less often will promote...

How Often Should Grass Be Cut?

Mowing grass accomplishes more than just keeping your lawn neat: it also keeps it healthy. You won't have to cut your grass as often during the dormant season as you do during the active growing season, but this timing varies by the type of grass in your lawn. Keeping...

How to Care for Newly Planted Grass?

So, you've recently planted some new grass seed. But now you're wondering, What am I supposed to do next? Not to worry. We can help.     Watering New Grass After you've planted your grass seed, continue to water it at least twice a day (or more frequently if...

Lawn Watering Tips

To figure out when it is time to water your lawn, keep an eye out for early indications of dehydration and wilt. Common signs include grass that is bluish-green, grass blades that curl and footprints that stay noticeable on the grass. The majority of lawns need around...

How to Green Yellow Grass

Improper fertilizing, nutrient deficiencies, diseases and insects can all cause yellow grass. No matter the cause, yellow grass detracts from your home's appearance. Identifying and correcting the issue is essential to restoring your lawn's health and appearance any...

Why Grass Turns Yellow & Dies

Your once lovely, lush green lawn, verdant for all to admire, is turning yellow. It may be a spot here and there, or it could be all over. Yellowing grass is a common issue for all lawn owners. Many things can cause this yellowing; some are natural processes, and some...

8 Things To Do With Grass Clippings You Probably Never Thought Of

Those with lawns big and small will know how much of a chore cutting the grass can be. But even worse – what do you do with all the grass clippings once you’ve finished mowing? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that yard waste accounts for 18% of the...

Spring Lawn Care Checklist

Wait until the soil dries out before you start working in your yard  Call Taurus Landscaping to set up your mowing schedule   Help the snow melt by spreading piles. Have your soil tested if it has been more than three years. Mow low to remove the dead grass tops....

Diagnosing Dead Spots in Your Lawn

Diagnosing Dead Spots in Your Lawn  Bald, dead patches in a turf lawn appear from time to time, even in the best-tended lawn. Often, the reasons will be obvious, but sometimes it can be something of a mystery as to just what is going on. Here are some of the most...