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PREPARE SHRUBS FOR WINTER

Preparing Trees & Shrubs for Winter Weather

The cold temperatures and howling winds of winter can cause visible and hidden damage to the healthy trees and shrubs in your yard. Preparing them for the winter season does not take much time, and your plants will thank you when spring finally arrives. Understanding what causes the most damage will help you take the […]

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Fall Lawn Care Tips

5 Fall Lawn Care Tips

We know many people are ready for all the fun activities that the autumn weather brings. Cozy campfires, hats and scarves, hot apple cider, and bumpy hayrides just to name a few. But is your lawn ready for the transition? The experts at Portage Turf Specialists LLC have compiled a few fall maintenance tips to […]

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Lawn Care Steps to Protect Your Grass during Extreme Heat

Summer heat has officially set in, and you’re beginning to feel cheated due to the loss of spring. It feels like summer weather set in without the gradual spring transition. While you’re feeling cheated, so does your grass. It’s feeling the burden of extreme heat and is going into conservation mode. Lawn maintenance is a […]

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Top 4 Spring Projects to Achieve a Healthy Lawn

It’s been a long, hard winter in Ohio, and we’re still experiencing the final act. Experiencing snow and cold weather in April has homeowners itching to get their hands dirty. Spring weather will arrive sooner rather than later, and it’s time to create your plan of attack. From fertilization, weeding, and mowing, it’s time to […]

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Frost Seeding for a thick healthy lawn

February brings into my mind many things. Groundhog day, the Superbowl, Valentines day, more snow, cold, Presidents day, Lawncare.  Yes, I said it- Lawncare in February. February happens to be one of the very best times to seed your lawn- especially if you are dealing with a shady lawn or a very thin lawn. Shady […]

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How will the groundhogs prediction effect Ohio’s lawncare

Happy #GroundhogDay– only 46 days to go until spring officially arrives! I am also reminded that it is hard for Ohio weather patterns or sports teams to do anything consistently for 6 weeks.   Not trusting a Pennsylvanian rodent- we sought a second opinion from Buckeye Chuck, Ohio’s groundhog, who also predicted six more weeks of […]

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4 Tips for Winterizing Your Lawn This Fall

Fall is in full swing in the Midwest, and it’s time to take the final lawn care steps before winter. Proper lawn care maintenance is a work of art that will pay off next spring. At Portage Turf Specialists LLC, lawn care is our expertise. Feeling stumped on how to tackle your lawn’s needs? We proudly […]

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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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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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