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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Your Lawn Had A Stressful Summer, Fall is the Season to Help it Rebound

Posted by Pure Solutions on Oct 6, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Fall is a prime time of year for turf health and renovations. As temps. cool, turf grasses thrive, and fall is the best time to rehab those trouble areas.

It’s been a long, hot summer. Given that many of us are sticking close to home these days, and utilizing our lawns/yards more than ever before, your turf has probably seen better days. Maybe you have had some new yard issues this summer like lawn grubs, snow mold, brown patches, or a project that involved digging up some of your cherished lawn. Whatever may have happened, September is an excellent month to help re-invigorate your lawn and set it up for a healthy winter so it can flourish next Spring. Below are a few lawn care strategies we recommend this fall. 

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Get Rid of Crabgrass In Your Lawn Naturally

Posted by Pure Solutions on Aug 24, 2021 8:15:00 AM

Our biggest enemy in the pursuit of a healthy organic lawn is crabgrass. It shows up in summer, almost out of the blue when the weather is hot and dry and unaddressed will gradually start to take over. A single plant is capable of producing 150 to 700 tillers and 150,000 seeds.

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Watering & Mowing Guidelines for Organic Lawn Care Programs

Posted by Pure Solutions on Jun 7, 2021 2:19:00 PM
In a systems approach Organic Lawn Care program, what happens in between our visits is just just as important as the services we are providing. Below are some guidelines for watering and mowing that will support our efforts. Every property has different variables when it comes to watering ( soil conditions, water pressure, sun exposure) so there is no exact science behind a watering schedule. However, these principals will help determine the best schedule for your lawn. 
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How Does Snow Affect Your Lawn?

Posted by Pure Solutions on Feb 16, 2021 12:50:24 PM

We spend all spring, summer, and fall taking care of our lawns. We mow regularly, water, aerate, weed, fertilize and spread fresh organic compost. Then the cold moves in and suddenly our lawns get coated in snow and we….wait. But what is going on with the grass under all that snow? How is that investment of time, money and resources being affected as it sits buried month after month? The good news is your lawn is pretty adaptable (especially if you are utilizing an organic lawn program like the one from Pure Solutions) and will usually survive the winter with minimal negative repercussions. That being said, your lawn goes through changes over the winter, some of which may need to be addressed when the snow melts. 

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Top 6 Steps For Winterizing Your Organic Lawn

Posted by Pure Solutions on Oct 26, 2020 10:42:00 AM

 

The patio furniture has been put away, Halloween is around the corner and it's time to start putting up the driveway stakes in advance of plowing season. As the colder months move in spend less time concerned with green lawns, and more time consumed with fall cleanups. After a summer spent mowing, watering, composting, fertilizing, and aerating your lawn is ready to be put to bed. To give your organic lawn the best environment possible to thrive next spring, here are a few key steps to ensure you are leaving your lawn as healthy this winter. 

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What is Organic Lawncare?

Posted by Pure Solutions on Aug 26, 2020 2:37:50 PM

Every spring people across the United States participate in some form of lawn care, some people hire landscaping companies, some hire the neighbor's kid and some others take care of their lawns on their own. Some of us fertilize and irrigate, some of us simply mow and call it good while others leave their lawns natural and plant “pollinator gardens”. The list of lawn care strategies, products and services is a mile long, each with their unique lawn care techniques. 

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3 Reasons to Consider Organic Lawn Care and Natural Pest Control Solutions

Posted by Pure Solutions on Feb 27, 2020 1:38:00 PM

According to the newly released report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the world's ecosystems are in dire danger. Species extinction rates are accelerating and grave impacts around the world are now likely.

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The Core Principles of Organic Lawn Care

Posted by Pure Solutions on Jan 31, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The principles of organic lawn management can be defined as a systems approach. It’s more than just a product-driven program and has become the standard in conventional turfgrass management. A true organic lawn care program is more than just feeding the grass, it all begins with the soil. If you create a healthy soil it will sustain a healthy lawn with fewer inputs needed.

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How To Get Rid of Lawn Grubs Naturally

Posted by Pure Solutions on Jul 17, 2019 2:05:00 PM

At Pure Solutions we see a wide array of issues when consulting on organic lawn care. But one topic that many of our customers commonly share is dealing with grubs. Lawn Grubs are a nuisance that many homeowners must deal with each summer. They appear almost out of nowhere and cause a painful amount of destruction to lawns. The majority of the time grub worms are either European Chafer or Japanese Beetle larvae. 

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