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Is Winter a Natural Pesticide? The Threat of Emerald Ash Borer in 2018

Much of the United States has experienced a harsh, cold winter. Throughout these winter months, one thought of consolation is that frigid temperatures might kill some pesky insects. One such insect in question, the Emerald Ash Borer, has damaged many trees throughout Ohio. Looking for specific treatment for your insect and grub needs? Look no […]

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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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Grub Treatment and Skunk Repellent

Most lawns in Ohio are recovering nicely from summer disease issues and are returning to their thick, dark green state. Some lawns are not. Large brown lawn patches may mean a grub infestation has eaten all your turfgrass roots. And if that wasn’t bad enough, skunks and raccoons will soon be by to feast on […]

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Grub Invasion Hits Ohio

Most lawns in Ohio are recovering nicely from summer disease issues and are returning to their thick, dark green state. Some lawns are not- large brown lawn patches may mean a grub infestation has ate all your turfgrass roots- and if that wasnt bad enough, skunks and racoons will soon be by to feast on […]

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