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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...
Paying the Piper, You’re Already Doing It!

Paying the Piper, You’re Already Doing It!

Ever see that commercial about the oil filter that had the tag line, "You can pay me now or you can pay me later"? The traditional means of managing turf sometimes have people at odds with their lawn, particularly if it is problematic. Switching from a synthetic...

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Event vs Outcome based progress

Event vs Outcome based progress

As we have moved from a synthetic system to a biological system of addressing turf fertility we have made several observations that are a direct reflection of our dependence on petro-based man made synthetic fertilizers. Every spring customers would call us and ask,...

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Climate Change

Climate Change

We are seeing a shift in the seasons that are having a negative effect on how we manage our landscapes

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Let’s talk about Water

Let’s talk about Water

Water is a pretty hot topic that is talked about a lot, usually without enthusiasm. Water is expensive and not a lot of people realize what water is really for or have a proper watering technique. This is compounded by a misunderstanding about soil composition,...

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September is important!

September is the most important month for the lawn. Let me explain. This is typically the last month where temperatures exist that can produce change. Once the first freeze occurs several things happen, the microbes go dormant, transpiration stops, photosynthesis...

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“It’s too late”

"It's too late." We hear this a lot this time of year. The truth is the length of the lawn season is much longer than people realize and the second half is far more important that the first half. September is the most important month out of the entire year as it...

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Nine steps to a successful lawn

Nine steps to a successful lawn

Thank you for your interest in Blade to Blade. We know your landscape is a source of pride and we value this by delivering to you a quality product with outstanding service. Our approach to maintenance provides a well balanced approach to lawn care to...

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Don’t Do That! Proceed at your Own Peril!

Don’t Do That! Proceed at your Own Peril!

I was driving around today and I saw something I didn't want to see, a truck towing an air compressor. The air compressor was for blowing out irrigation lines. I am hoping that it was just for show. With it being 95² last week, there is no hard freeze in sight. More...

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The Case for Automation (Robotic Mowing)

The Case for Automation (Robotic Mowing)

Change is certainly in the air. Modern technology such as AI & 4G connectivity, coupled with battery capability and older technologies such as GPS and well, uh, mechanical mower have brought us robotic mowing. But why have you never heard of a near 30 year old...

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The Light at the End of the Tunnel

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

Do you feel like having a great looking lawn is futile? Do you feel like It is just too expensive? You are not alone. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. See it? No it is not that light. That is a train wreck waiting to happen. OK, maybe the train/tunnel...

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