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3 Fall Lawn Care Mistakes

Growing a lush, green lawn is well within the capabilities of any homeowner, as long as you follow a few simple rules. Unfortunately, many lawns fail, not because of neglect, but because of some bad practices and misconceptions made in the fall. So, to help you end up with the greenest, healthiest lawn next spring, […]

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Grub Invasion Destroys Ohio Lawns

Contact  Portage Turf today to schedule your grub control and   lawncare visit to stop the damage in its tracks. 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 […]

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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, lawn care.  Yes, I said it, lawn care 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 […]

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4 Steps to Attaining a Beautiful Lawn with Our Organic Lawn Treatment

As a homeowner, you take pride in keeping your home in good working condition for your family and the community. One part of being a responsible citizen is understanding the chemicals you use to treat your lawn. Many of us eat organic foods for personal well being, but have you ever considered organic lawn treatments […]

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How Synthetic Chemicals Harm Lawns, Animals, & People

Synthetic chemical-based treatments may give a lawn a vibrant green color, but these chemicals have the potential to severely damage that lawn’s well-being. That’s why our professionals at Portage Turf Specialists LLC target the soil and roots with 100% organic fertilization and weed treatments.

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Reasons for Winterkill of Ohio Lawns

Have you ever wondered why your lawn has dry, brown areas that don’t grow back in spring? Here at Portage Turf Specialists LLC, our goal is to help maintain naturally beautiful lawns, so we thought we’d share some information about winterkill with you.

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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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Attracting Birds to Your Backyard

Gardening and bird watching are two very popular pastimes in the United States, and their popularity continues to grow. Why not combine your hobbies and find ways to attract more birds, butterflies, and other wildlife to your yard this year?

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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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4 Tips for Creating a Sustainable Yard

As the world becomes more knowledgeable about its environmental impact, homeowners are encouraged to save the planet by making a few alterations to how they run their house. From switching to energy-efficient light bulbs and using rechargeable batteries, you may already be going green in your Kent, Ohio home.

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