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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Why Winterize Your Ohio Lawn?

Maintaining a green and healthy lawn isn’t just a summer task! You need to take time and attention to care for your grass year-round to keep it thick and lush. The best way to do that is to take winterization seriously. We at the Portage Turf Specialists LLC recommend that you take these steps to […]

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Grub Treatment and Skunk Repellent

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 eaten all your turfgrass roots. And if that wasn’t bad enough, skunks and raccoons will soon be by to feast on […]

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Lawn Aeration – Renovation Easy as 1,2,3!

Ohio lawns have seen some of every extreme in 2015. Starting off with prolonged snowfall, a spring drought, torrential summer flooding, and back to a drought. What does all this mean for your lawn? Extreme conditions have taken most Ohio turf quality to less than spectacular. We are seeing extremely compacted soils from these conditions […]

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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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Mole Control

If you are experiencing soft tunnels throughout your lawn and dirt piles from burrowing moles, you are not alone! Last years wet summer and soft soils allowed mole populations to explode. This years prolonged heavy  snow cover allowed moles to destroy lawns throughout our region undetected. They were also protected from natural predators such as cats, hawks and owls. […]

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What is Organic Lawn Care?

Many Ohio homeowners are looking into more environmentally friendly lawn-care options for 2015. If you’ve been researching ways to take care of your lawn with more natural elements, you may have run across organic lawn care as an option. Allow us at Portage Turf Specialists LLC to tell you a bit more about this natural […]

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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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Aeration Savings Time – Starting at $59!!!

We all know that regular fertilization is required for a thick,lush lawn; but how many have recently applied oxygen- the missing nutrient? After such  extreme weather conditions compaction has led to a severe oxygen deficiency in many ohio lawns. Breathing new life into your lawn with a fall core aeration is just as important as […]

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