August: The Best Time to Plan for Fall Lawn Care

Lawn care may seem complicated, but it’s simple at its core. The fall is the best time of year to seed, water and nourish your yard, with its warm days and cool evenings. At Noon Turf Care, we recommend planning ahead and preparing for the fall as early as August, so that you can take advantage of September and October’s perfect weather. There are three actions we have found most effective in readying your lawn for spring: aeration, over-seeding and fertilizing. Before beginning the planning process, test your lawn’s pH every three to four years. This affordable test will help you determine which nutrients your lawn needs to reach optimal health. Aerate your lawn before seeding and fertilizing. Aeration opens up your lawn, allowing it to accept the newly planted seeds and nutrients you spread during the fall. It will reduce the stress of the summer’s difficult weather and make it easier for oxygen to reach the root zone. From aerated soil comes a denser, stronger lawn, the best way to combat and eliminate weeds. Next, plan ahead to over-seed in September by spraying a weed killer in August, followed by using a power rake in the desired seeding areas to best prepare the ground. As you choose your seed, use the pH-based recommendations from Noon Turf Care to select the best fertilizer to facilitate the growth of new, thicker, greener grass in your yard.

 

The Obsession over Perfect Lawns

 

Peter Keough of the Boston Globe asks in his editorial piece, “Why are we obsessed with having a pretty lawn?”

 

Historically, it could have been seen as a sign of spiritual purity. These days, “lawns offer an escape from daily drudgery, freedom from iPhones, and reconnection with the grit and smell and ephemera of nature.”

 

Read the article here, then tell us below why you love your lawn.

 

Get Your First Flea & Tick Treatment Free!

Starting your spring cleaning? Let Noon Turf Care help you! Noon Turf Care will give you a healthy green lawn and keep those lawn destroying pests away. Use the advertisements below for your first flea and tick treatment free!

 

WAAF’s Greg Hill’s live read

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WEEI’s Mikey Adams on Noon Turf:

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WRKO’s Jeff Kuhner on Noon Turf:

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Noon’s New Partnership with Lesco Golf Course Grade Fertilizer!

Noon Turf Care is proud to announce their new partnership with Lesco Fertilizer Products for 2014.  This winter the Noon Turf Care owners visited and toured their manufacturing plant in Lebanon, PA before signing the deal.  Needless to say Noon Turf Care was very impressed by Lesco’s quality control and packaging facilities.  Lesco’s slow release fertilizers are the best in the industry and they are now manufacturing and packaging a specific blend for Noon Turf Care and your lawn.  Their patented slow release fertilizer is designed to provide time released nitrogen and nutrients into your lawn so that the release is gradual and will avoid burn or growth surge.  Lesco has been the leader in premium 
lawn fertilizers for over fifty years and we are excited to have the opportunity to partner with them!
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A Diamond In The Rough

Pictured below is the original Tiger Stadium built in 1912 in one of Detroit’s most desolate sections. It was torn down in 1999 and replaced by the new Tiger Stadium in Detroit’s downtown . Since then local landscapers and lawn care professionals have volunteered their time to maintain the upkeep of the original park. A pretty cool photo!

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Now That’s a Noon Lawn!

 

Check out this photo of Rory L’s lawn in Westwood, MA!

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Photo courtesy: James Mello II, their lawn technician
 

Check out this photo of Barbara and Bill J’s lawn in Acton, MA!

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Photo courtesy: Tad Bengston, their lawn technician.
 

Check out this photo of Avinash & Renu’s Lawn in Sharon, MA!

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Photo courtesy: Eric Taylor, their lawn technician
 

Check out this photo of Roger K’s lawn in Sudbury, MA!

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Photo courtesy: Brian Sabine, their lawn technician
 

Check out this photo of Peter and Linda’s lawn in Reading, MA!

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Photo courtesy: Derek Brierly, their lawn manager
 

Noon Turf Care is Proud to Announce the Promotion of Derek Brierly as Branch Manager

 

Noon Turf Care, Marlborough, MA is Proud to Announce the Promotion of Derek Brierly as Branch Manager.

 

Derek Brierly joined Noon Turf Care nearly 2 years ago as a service manager for Noon Turf Care’s Hudson service center. As a service manager Derek was responsible for the management of 8 lawn specialists and the service of over 4,000 customers. The past 2 years Derek has exemplified the leadership qualities Noon looks for in their managers and executive team. In his new position, Derek will now manage an entire service center branch of over 30 team members, the mixing and delivering of product, as well as managing nearly 7,000 customers. As a Branch Manager, Derek also plays a key role in delivering the exceptional service and face time Noon customers have grown accustomed to at Noon Turf Care.

 

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It is with privilege and honor to promote Mr. Brierly as our new branch manager of Hudson, MA. Derek has proven to be an excellent manager and a great leader. Everyone at Noon Turf Care looks forward to working with Derek in his new position.” says President Matthew Noon.

 

Prior to joining Noon Turf Care Mr. Brierly worked for one of largest lawn care companies in the country. His 18 years plus of experience in the lawn care industry will help Noon continue to grow ensuring that all production, sales and customer satisfaction benchmarks are met for Noon Turf Care’s Boston West Branch. Derek a great colleague and is a true lawn care expert in the field, and he was an extremely successful manager at his last company and the same holds true at Noon as well. He is a 1993 graduate of Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, MA where he majored in criminal justice and holds his Category 37 applicator license.

 

Congratulations to Derek and best of luck in his new position!

 

 

About Noon Turf Care: Noon Turf Care was started in 2001 by brothers Christopher Noon, Seton Hall graduate class of 2000, and Matthew Noon, Boston College graduate class of 2002. It started as a small internet based Lawn Care Company that provides Massachusetts residences and businesses with fertilization services for lawns, trees and shrubs. Noon Turf care is a privately owned company that prides itself on providing exceptional and personal service in an industry dominated by large national chains. Noon Turf Care services over 8,000 customers and has a team of over 50 lawn and horticulture specialists working for the company. They are currently the fastest growing lawn care company in New England. Noon has been listed on INC magazine’s 5000 fastest growing company list for three years in a row.

 

Lawn Care is Healthy for You

 

I found this cool article today on the Huffington post:

 

That stretch of grass beyond your front (and back) door can derail your Saturday plans if you’re the one who has to maintain it. But if you’re the one who counts “mowing the lawn” on your weekly list of chores, there’s good news — the scent of freshly mowed grass can boost your mood, relax you and help you live longer.

 

This factoid was revealed on online retailer eReplacementPart’s infographic on lawn maintenance. Though fall usually signals the end of this chore, you might be surprised at just how much time you’ve spent this year just keeping the grass green (four hours a week, on average). Click the infographic below for more surprising stats.

 

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Core Aeration and Overseeding – Lawn Service Massachusetts


 

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Core Aeration and Overseeding | Beneficial Fall Lawn Service by Noon Turf Care

 

 

 

Benefits of a Core Aeration and Overseeding from Noon Turf Care

 

- Maximizes Lawn Density
- Increases Fertilizer & Water Absorption
- Decreases Soil Compaction
- Improves Seed to Soil Contact
- Relieves Excess Thatch

 

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We service the following towns and surrounding areas: Boston | Worcester | Marlborough | Framingham | Waltham | Sudbury | Easton | Lowell Mansfield | Westborough | Franklin | Lexington | Concord | Wilmington | Andover | Fitchburg | Dedham | Milton | Dorchester | Newton | Medford | Somerville | Ashland | Northborough | Shrewsbury | Clinton | Grafton | Woburn | Wakefield | Reading | Burlington | Leominster

 

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For more information on lawn or tree and shrub care, disease control and insect and pest services in Massachusetts, contact our Noon Turf Care Customer Loyalty Center at 978-838-3100 — we have agents available from 8am to 8pm!

 

To stay up-to-date with the latest lawn care tips, tricks and news, connect with Noon Turf Care in any of the following ways:

 

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Seeding – Tips for Watering, Mowing and Germination of Seeding on Lawn

 

IF YOU ARE OVERSEEDING THIS YEAR, FOLLOW THESE HELPFUL HINTS FOR BETTER RESULTS

 

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If you have invested in our seeding services, your participation in the post-seeding is just as critical as the seeding itself.  Your assistance in the ongoing care will ensure the success of the new growth, health and color of your lawn. Below are some expert tips to get you started.

 

Seed Types and Growth:

 

  • Noon uses a combination of premium seed blends not available in retail stores to ensure consistent growth and establishment throughout the fall.
  • Be advised that seeding requires a great deal of “TLC” and maintenance.
  • The Rye Grass will begin to germinate in 7-14 days. The Rye Grass grows quickly, bringing color to your lawn.
  • The Fescue will begin to germinate in 14-21 days. It will help fill in the area and add a medium to dark green color.

 

Be patient, the speed that your lawn will germinate and grow depends greatly upon the air and soil temperature, soil quality and your watering practices.

 

Watering & Care:

  • New seed should be watered 2-3 times each day, preferably early morning and late afternoon.
  • Normally 7 to 15 minutes per zone during each watering cycle is sufficient until seed is established.
  • The lawn should be kept lightly damp. Be careful not to over water. Water should not run or puddle on the lawn.

 

Mowing:

 

  • You should wait until the new seedlings are about 2” before mowing.
  • Make sure your blades are sharp so that it does not tug on the new sprouts and raise the blade to 2 ½ – 3” for the first couple of mows.
  • This will help the new grass develop a deeper root system while not sending your existing grass into shock by cutting off too much of the blade at once.

If you have any questions or concerns, we are here for you from 8am to 6pm Monday through Friday.

The Noon Turf Care Team

 

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