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Top Benefits of Natural Lawn Care

At Portage Turf Specialists LLC, people often ask us to explain the benefits of using natural lawn-care approaches instead of synthetic chemical-based treatments. So, we’ve put together this list to answer that very question and explain why we firmly believe in organic lawn care methods.   What Are the Benefits of Natural Lawn Care? Natural […]

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Cicadas Return to Ohio in 2016

If you live in Northeast Ohio then you’ve probably heard the 17 year periodic cicadas singing loudly in the trees over the past few weeks. Major cities throughout our region reporting large numbers of cicadas include Hudson, Aurora, Kent, Cuyahoga Falls, Ravenna, Streetsboro, Solon and Stow Ohio. The scientific names for Brood V are  Magicicada cassinii (Fisher, 1852), […]

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Controlling Crabgrass Naturally

If you want to obtain a beautifully thick, lush, green lawn but your grass is plagued by crabgrass, you aren’t alone. The lawn-care professionals from Portage Turf Specialists LLC don’t want you to feel as though you have to resort to using a battery of harsh chemicals on your property to eradicate crabgrass. We’ve put […]

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Hairy Bittercress Invades Ohio Lawns

Ohio Lawns have been spared with a mild winter and anyone who had an aeration and seeded last fall (from a reputable company like Portage Turf Specialists LLC) certainly enjoyed the extended growing season. Unfortunately for many, the mild, wet winter also means uninvited guests in the form of winter annual weeds have been growing to all time […]

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El Niño’s Effects On Landscape Trees & Shrubs

We keep hearing that El Niño will be affecting weather patterns all across the western hemisphere this winter. In Ohio, the predictions are for a warmer, drier winter. While the prospect of a milder winter seems very appealing, there are definite implications beyond the weather. These simple changes in weather patterns can affect wildlife, plants, […]

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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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Mole Control

If you are experiencing soft tunnels throughout your lawn and dirt piles from burrowing moles, you are not alone! Last years wet summer and soft soils allowed mole populations to explode. This years prolonged heavy  snow cover allowed moles to destroy lawns throughout our region undetected. They were also protected from natural predators such as cats, hawks and owls. […]

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What is Organic Lawn Care?

Many Ohio homeowners are looking into more environmentally friendly lawn-care options for 2015. If you’ve been researching ways to take care of your lawn with more natural elements, you may have run across organic lawn care as an option. Allow us at Portage Turf Specialists LLC to tell you a bit more about this natural […]

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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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Aeration- An Essential Part of Lawncare

Aeration is the process of pulling thousands of soil plugs out of the lawn to help reduce compaction and thatch layers, promote oxygen and water infiltration and promote deep healthy root systems which in turn will help provide the thick healthy lawn we are looking for. Think of all you do to compact your lawn […]

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