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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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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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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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How to Choose the Best Mowing Height

Mowing your lawn is much more than just cutting the grass every Saturday. One of the most fundamental steps to a perfect lawn is getting the mowing height right for your type of lawn and for a particular season. We at Portage Turf Specialists LLC want to pass along a few mowing tips we abide […]

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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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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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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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The Yellow-Spotted Lawn Phenomenon

Have you noticed yellow spots on your lawn recently? Nearly every Ohio homeowner has seen their yards affected by the recent spring-freeze. This phenomenon is a natural occurrence that is caused by night-time temperatures reaching the 20s and 30s. This causes the frost to burn the turf blade tissue, resulting in the yellowing you see.

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