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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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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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Why does my lawn look like a wheat field?

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 […]

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How to Get the Perfect Lawn for Spring

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 […]

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