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Phosphorus Q & A

What is Phosphorus? Phosphorus is a chemical element with symbol P and atomic number 15. As an element, phosphorus exists in two major forms—white phosphorus and red phosphorus—but because it is highly reactive, phosphorus is never found as a free element on Earth. Why is phosphorus important to plant health? Phosphorus supplies energy to the […]

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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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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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3 Steps To Prepare Your Ohio Lawn for Winter

The steps you take now to winterize your lawn will ensure that your grass looks great next spring. By following these recommended guidelines from the lawn care experts at Portage Turf Specialists LLC, you’ll be giving your Ohio lawn the leg up it needs so your yard looks naturally green and lush when it reemerges […]

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NE Ohio Lawns Need Fall Aeration and Overseeding

Hot, dry summers here in Northeast Ohio turn some of the greenest, best kept lawns a straw-like color with bright green weeds scattered throughout. People contact us here at Portage Turf Specialists asking what’s happening with their lawn. “Is my lawn dead?”, “When can I expect the lawn to recover from this drought?”, “Where are these new weeds coming from?”etc. […]

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Why Winterize Your Ohio Lawn?

Maintaining a green and healthy lawn isn’t just a summer task! You need to take time and attention to care for your grass year-round to keep it thick and lush. The best way to do that is to take winterization seriously. We at the Portage Turf Specialists LLC recommend that you take these steps to […]

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Should I Hire a Lawn Care Company?

Many folks this time of year are dreaming of the smell of fresh cut grass, and asking themselves the question- Should I Hire a Lawn Care Company ? Four quick questions will help to determine the answer to this age old question!     Is your free time valuable?  I think most of us would respond yes […]

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Landscape Bed Weed Control

Ahh yes- Memorial Day picnics are quickly approaching and your once beautiful, nicely mulched landscape beds are truly a memory as they are being overtaken by dandelions and weeds.  Following are your options- How will you recover your once beautiful flower beds? Picking-  very  time consuming, painful thistles! , weeds quickly return, where do you […]

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