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Arnold, Forest Diversity and Crop Rotation

What does Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Bio-Diversity and Crop Rotation have in common? Well, not a lot other than Arnold's nickname was "The Oak", his achievements are numerous and unless you have been living under a rock for the past 40+ years you will know why.  So...
Let’s Talk about Thatch

Let’s Talk about Thatch

Thatch, that grossly misunderstood part of your lawn that causes so many issues that is supposed to be there but not really, let's dig in. Thatch simply defined is the dead root growth of the lawn. It is normal to have in a bluegrass lawn but is often overgrown...

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A Cry for Help

A Cry for Help

In 2017 I hit a wall, so to speak. We had been operating under a system that was status quo and while I was able to excel under this paradigm, it was problematic as I could never seemingly really fix the problems that we were having and seeing in our customer's lawns....

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Is this the End? The Rise of the Machines!

Is this the End? The Rise of the Machines!

Lord have Mercy, the machines are coming to take away our jobs and then kill us! Well, hold on now, we are getting way ahead of ourselves. First of all, have you ever heard of Robotic Mowing? Probably not, and that would be the norm to about 98-99% of the American...

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Our Strategy…

Our Strategy…

There are two paths for our turf lawns: The synthetic path and the biological path. As we have discussed previously most of the problems that we face that are considered normal operating factors (compaction, thick thatch, frequent watering, heavy inputs of chemicals)...

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Reestablish the Relationship

Reestablish the Relationship

Plants and soil should be viewed as one, not separate components. There should be a relationship between the root of a plant and the soil via the microbiology in the soil. This relationship has been destroyed by the use of synthetic fertilizers and has made the grass...

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Weather Bender, Get Out of the Stress Cycle!

Weather Bender, Get Out of the Stress Cycle!

In our quest to continue innovating, we have recognized a rather troubling event that we started noticing a few years ago and it is getting worse. We have noticed a trend that is affecting you, your watering schedule during the growing season and the occurrence of...

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Three Things That Will Change Your Lawn Forever

Three Things That Will Change Your Lawn Forever

Three things that you need to ponder, Carbon helps the soil save and store water. You can grab Nitrogen out of the sky and use it for free fertilizer. Automated (Robotic) mowing reduces stress and saves water. Now that I have your attention let me elaborate... If you...

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Learn to Avoid Water Stress

Learn to Avoid Water Stress

The purpose of water is to move nutrients through the plant to grow and repair, period. Getting it there (to the roots) can be a challenge but experiencing stress can take a while to overcome and the longer you are in it the worse it gets. Let's learn how to avoid...

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Soil Biology, Making Lawns Fun Again!

Soil Biology, Making Lawns Fun Again!

For the past 23 years we have seen the good, the bad and the ugly but more importantly we have discovered the true way to make lawns sing. For too long we tried to put up with the status quo and in the Fall of 2017 we questioned why. In a very serendipitous phone call...

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Unabhängigkeit (Free Yourself)

Unabhängigkeit (Free Yourself)

Leave it to the Germans (me being one of them) to come up with really long hard to pronounce words with very simple meanings. Unabhängigkeit,  is the German word for Freedom or Independence. Now you know some German (Try looking up Unabhängigkeitserklärungen, they...

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A Good Fall Strategy

A Good Fall Strategy

Right now is where people set the stage for the upcoming spring. All of the work to get the lawn hopefully into a better shape will lead to an even better one next spring IF you don't stop right now. Let me explain. Right now is when the lawn can be severely damaged...

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This is what we are after…

This is what we are after…

This is what we are after, a beautiful, healthy, resilient lawn that you can enjoy. That uses water efficiently (less), eliminates toxic chemicals, greens up earlier (without help) and stays greener longer into the winter (doesn't turn brown). OK, that sounds great...

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