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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2017 Northeast Ohio Tick Epidemic

Local Northeast Ohio residents are reporting an unprecedented number if ticks this season and there are a lot of good reasons why we should all use extra precautions while enjoying the great outdoors this season.  According to the Ohio Department of Health, research is showing increasing numbers of ticks and Lyme disease in Portage Turf […]

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How Synthetic Chemicals Harm Lawns, Animals, & People

Synthetic chemical-based treatments may give a lawn a vibrant green color, but these chemicals have the potential to severely damage that lawn’s well-being. That’s why our professionals at Portage Turf Specialists LLC target the soil and roots with 100% organic fertilization and weed treatments.

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How To Control Weeds in Mulch and Flower Beds

Question. Tired of flower and mulch beds taking over your home? Do you ever ask yourself “How can I do a better job controlling weeds in my flower beds?” If so you’re certainly not alone. Controlling weeds in our flower beds and around our landscaping can be a never ending nightmare right? Mulching yearly, using […]

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Soil Basics 101- Soil and its importance in our lives, lawns and lawncare

Soil and its importance in our lives, lawns and lawncare So what is soil? Soil is a vast mysterious ecosystem with layers of nutrients and billions of lifeforms. Without healthy soil there would be little to no life on planet earth. Knowing about the impact fertile soil has on human existence is invaluable! It’s where we […]

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