Is Winter a Natural Pesticide? The Threat of Emerald Ash Borer in 2018

Much of the United States has experienced a harsh, cold winter. Throughout these winter months, one thought of consolation is that frigid temperatures might kill some pesky insects. One such insect in question, the Emerald Ash Borer, has damaged many trees throughout Ohio. Looking for specific treatment for your insect and grub needs? Look no […]

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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 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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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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Reducing Mosquito Populations in Your Lawn: Save Summer Events from Bug Bites!

High Mosquito Populations- Getting the Control You Need in Your Back Yard  Northeast Ohio is getting a beautiful start to summer with perfect temperatures and plenty of rain every few days. Lawn and landscapes are looking fabulous so far,  making us very proud of our lawns as we entertain guests this summer. While the lack of drought is welcomed […]

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De-Thatching 101: The Importance of Aeration

Are you familiar with thatch? Our team at Portage Turf Specialists LLC certainly is! You may have noticed thatch on your lawn. It’s a layer of stems, roots, debris, and dead grass that accumulates between the soil and the healthy grass—and if it becomes thick enough, it can cause serious damage to your lawn. Why? […]

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