Frost Seeding for a thick healthy lawn

February brings into my mind many things. Groundhog day, the Superbowl, Valentines day, more snow, cold, Presidents day, Lawncare.  Yes, I said it- Lawncare in February. February happens to be one of the very best times to seed your lawn- especially if you are dealing with a shady lawn or a very thin lawn. Shady […]

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How will the groundhogs prediction effect Ohio’s lawncare

Happy #GroundhogDay– only 46 days to go until spring officially arrives! I am also reminded that it is hard for Ohio weather patterns or sports teams to do anything consistently for 6 weeks.   Not trusting a Pennsylvanian rodent- we sought a second opinion from Buckeye Chuck, Ohio’s groundhog, who also predicted six more weeks of […]

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4 Steps to Attaining a Beautiful Lawn with Our Organic Lawn Treatment

As a homeowner, you take pride in keeping your home in good working condition for your family and the community. One part of being a responsible citizen is understanding the chemicals you use to treat your lawn. Many of us eat organic foods for personal well being, but have you ever considered organic lawn treatments […]

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3 Steps to Nurse a Sick Tree Back to Health

As the season shifts into early fall, it is a great time to plant grass seed, shrubs, and trees. This is also a good opportunity to check the status of your existing landscaping. Is last year’s landscaping installment looking lackluster? If you have a tree or shrub that is on its last leg, it’s time […]

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Fall Lawn Care Services: Start Planning NOW for Great Results!

Late July might seem too soon to start thinking about your fall to-do lists, but before we know it, kids will be returning to school, crops will be harvested and temperatures will be dropping. Start planning your outdoor fall projects now, because a little planning will translate into a thicker, healthier lawn over the next […]

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Reducing Mosquito Populations in Your Lawn: Save Summer Events from Bug Bites!

High Mosquito Populations- Getting the Control You Need in Your Back Yard  Northeast Ohio is getting a beautiful start to summer with perfect temperatures and plenty of rain every few days. Lawn and landscapes are looking fabulous so far,  making us very proud of our lawns as we entertain guests this summer. While the lack of drought is welcomed […]

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De-Thatching 101: The Importance of Aeration

Are you familiar with thatch? Our team at Portage Turf Specialists LLC certainly is! You may have noticed thatch on your lawn. It’s a layer of stems, roots, debris, and dead grass that accumulates between the soil and the healthy grass—and if it becomes thick enough, it can cause serious damage to your lawn. Why? […]

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Grub Damage Prevention at Portage Turf: Save your Lawn from GRUBS!

      When it Comes to Grub Damage, An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure!! It’s amazing how much damage one year of grub activity can destroy lawns here in Northeast Ohio and once the damage is done, it’s done.  Sadly, expensive curative treatments and re-seeding are necessary to repair grub damage. […]

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Lawn Disease Prevention Tips to the Rescue

Lawn Disease Prevention Tips The warm weather and sun is finally here… Hello SUMMER! Many of us are gearing up for cookouts, family reunions, graduation parties and lots of fun with friends and family in our back yards. Portage Turf Specialists’ has a few tips to keep lawns green and healthy by preventing lawn disease this summer. […]

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Why does my lawn look like a wheat field?

Ohio Lawns are in their Seed Stage If your lawn looks like a miniature wheat field, you’re not alone. Most lawns in Ohio are going to seed now, putting all their energy into seed production, not into looking green and beautiful. But fear not, turf grasses will soon return to their darker, greener selves. Here are […]

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