10 Things To Do in a Drought

Posted by Pure Solutions on Jul 12, 2022 12:12:17 PM

If no one has told you yet, Massachusetts is currently in a drought. When people think of a drought, they think of deserts, or of people thirsting for water, but it is really a lot simpler. According to the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC), a drought can be defined as a protracted period of deficient precipitation resulting in extensive damage to crops, and a consequential loss of yield,” but the same way hurricanes have different levels, droughts do as well. A drought can very much be a dry desert with no crop in sight, but it can also be the reason why your grass is turning slightly brown, or your berries and your vegetables are not blooming as frequently as they should.

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These 12 Plants Will Repel Pests Naturally

Posted by Pure Solutions on Jul 26, 2021 11:16:38 AM

Our organic tick and mosquito product kills within minutes of contact, the product contains surfactants that help the product stick to surfaces and kill any bugs that land on a treated surface even after a treatment. After rainfall, bug activity increases, and more bugs will be entering your property, so what can you do to repel the bugs that don’t land on treated areas? 

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5 Things You May Not Know About Mosquitoes

Posted by Pure Solutions on May 15, 2019 2:21:00 PM

Almost everyone in New England has had the experience of mosquitoes ending their night early.

Not only are mosquitoes an annoyance to millions of Americans each year, they also pose a serious health concern. 

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How to Water While Keeping the Environment in Mind

Posted by Spencer Rowden on May 7, 2019 2:22:00 PM

Living in New England has many benefits and one that we don't think about enough of is the abundance of water we have access to. We just had the most days of rainfall in April in HISTORY with 21 recorded days. Although it seems like it may never stop raining, reducing water usage this summer will still be important. 

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Think about the Honeybees

Posted by Pure Solutions on Apr 8, 2019 1:22:00 PM

In New England bees have always been a part of our Eco-system, and they play a crucial role in the food we eat every day.  It is estimated that we depend on pollinators for roughly one-third of the food in the world today. There is no debate about the importance of honeybees and pollinators in our local ecosystems. Since the late 1990's beekeepers around the world have reported high rates of decline in honeybee populations. The alarming decline in populations has sparked the now infamous ‘Save the Bees’ movement.

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Thankful For Turkeys - They Can Eat a Lot of Ticks

Posted by Jeff Gilchrist on Nov 21, 2018 1:16:23 PM

Happy Thanksgiving! 

As people sit down for Thanksgiving dinner many will say how much they are Thankful for the food on their table.  For most people the center point of the meal will be a plump Turkey that was bought at the local market. These farmed, domesticated Turkeys are vastly different from the Wild Turkeys that people see wandering through their yards.  Surprisingly, those wild turkeys are actually acting as natural pest controllers on a daily basis. 

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Did You Plant a 4 Course Meal for Deer this Winter?

Posted by Jeff Gilchrist on Nov 1, 2018 11:46:32 AM

It's fall and you spent all Spring and Summer making your property look as pristine as possible with the expectation that come next Spring your efforts will be noticed once again.  Not only was it a large investment of time an energy, but likely money as well.  What many people in New England do not consider when landscaping their property is that some of the most common plantings are extremely desirable food sources for Deer; especially in the Winter.

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Real Life Vampires In Your Neighborhood This Halloween

Posted by Brian Whittemore on Oct 30, 2018 2:02:22 PM
With all the little ghouls and goblins running around your neighborhood this Halloween the scariest creatures of them all are the ones lurking silently in the bushes.
 
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Compost Topdressing and Its Benefits

Posted by Shawn Spear on Oct 25, 2018 11:54:05 AM
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Aeration and Over-seeding - What It Is And Why It's So Beneficial

Posted by Shawn Spear on Oct 19, 2018 2:24:52 PM

One of the best practices you can provide to your property on a yearly basis is aeration and over- seeding. The process of aeration helps reduce soil compaction, lets the turf roots breath, and brings new life to the turf stand after stressful summer weather.

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