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? […]
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. […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
With March 2017—and spring—just around the corner, we at Portage Turf Specialists are excited to see Ohio’s bright and thriving lawns. Giving your yard some attention toward the end of winter will pay off during the spring and summer, so this is right about the time you can start preparing your lawn for the upcoming […]
Have you ever wondered why your lawn has dry, brown areas that don’t grow back in spring? Here at Portage Turf Specialists LLC, our goal is to help maintain naturally beautiful lawns, so we thought we’d share some information about winterkill with you.