How to Winterize Your Lawn

 

Fall is the perfect time to ensure your lawn is ready for the long winter ahead. There are several steps you need to take to prepare and lawn care experts like the pros at Noon Turf Care are happy to help.

 

You need to find a good winterizing fertilizer, which is high in potassium. This is a more balanced fertilizer than a turf builder and is your best bet if you only fertilize your lawn once a year. However, if you’ve been feeding your lawn all year, you’re less likely to need to worry about winterizing.

 

And, if you live in New England, you likely have a cool season grass like bluegrass, which has its peak growing season in the fall. This grass in particular benefits from a fall feeding as that’s when it, like you, is preparing itself for winter. This means top growth slows and it begins storing nutrients. Therefore, fertilizing can help a lawn shore up nutrients for the months ahead.

 

In addition to fertilizing, you should also consider aerating and mowing your lawn as part of the winterizing process. Just make sure you don’t mow your lawn too short as the weather cools. You also want to make sure to rake up any of those beautiful autumn leaves that fall as debris does not break down as quickly in the winter and can actually suffocate your lawn.

 

Noon Turf Care Featured in Lawn and Landscape Magazine

Check out our article in the August digital edition of Lawn and Landscape. Flip to page 38:

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Noon Turf Care Featured in Landscape Management

 
Noon Turf Care was recently featured in Landscape Management talking about our new approach to lawn tech compensation. We changed focus from compensation based on volume of lawns treated to one that results in more personal interaction with our customers. Now, lawn technicians have a dedicated route they are assigned to for the year. As a result, we’ve seen customer retention increase 7% — and expect it to only continue to rise.
 
You can read the full article at Landscape Management.
 
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In Case You Missed It – Chris Noon on WSJ Live Chat

 

In case you missed the live chat yesterday, you can watch a replay of the discussion between Sarah E. Needleman, Wall Street Journal reporter; Orly Lobel, Professor of Law at University of San Diego; Carey Smith, CEO of Big Ass Fans; and our own Chris Noon, on whether or not the skills is gap real or if business owners are simply too picky—or even just too cheap—to train possible candidates.

 

 

 

TODAY – Our Own Chris Noon Debuts on WSJ Live Chat

 

At 2:30pm EST today, July 10, Chris Noon will be chatting with the editor of the Wall Street Journal about small businesses. The segment is titled, “Is the Skills Gap Real?” and discusses why many small-business owners say they’re struggling to find job candidate.

 

Read the article on the skills shortage on the WSJ, then join us at 2:30 to listen to or join the chat. Hope to see you there!

 

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.

 

How to Identify Red Thread

Although red thread disease is most severe in the spring and fall, the pathogen can develop during any time of the year when the weather is cool and wet.  The disease leaves irregular patches of tan/yellowing grass. From afar, however, affected areas tend to appear reddish in color due to the growth of stromata, thick red fibers of fungus stemming from infected leaves.  After infecting the grass, the stromata can sustain in soil for two years. Once they are fully germinated, the stromata spreads by infecting neighboring grass leaf blades through their stomata, tiny openings typically located on the outer layer of the leaf’s skin.  When humidity is high and leaves are wet, Mycelium, the vegetative part of a fungus, begins to grow as small, fuzzy pink clusters where the grass blades meet.  After extended periods of time, red thread may develop further, and patches may merge to form large areas of diseased grass.  If you think your grass may be victim to red thread, contact Noon Turf Care to have a specialist provide you with a personalized action plan. For more information on red thread, check out http://www.turffiles.ncsu.edu/diseases/Red_Thread.aspx.

 

 

Noon Turf Care Attends the Worcester Job Fair

On Friday, April 18, the team from Noon Turf Care attended the Worcester, MA Job Fair at the DCU Center.

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The Noon Turf Care team meets with attendees of the Worcester Job Fair on Friday, April 18.

The team met with dozens of great candidates, and was happy to share more information about why Noon Turf Care is such a great place to work!

 

For more information on current employment opportunities at Noon Turf Care, check out our employment opportunities page.

 

 

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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Teaming Up With Grasshopper Lawn Inc.

Noon Turf Care has announced the acquisition of Grasshopper Lawn Inc. of Naugatuck, Conn.

Grasshopper Lawns, owned and operated by Doug Columb, has been serving the Southern Connecticut area for more than 43 years. The company offers service and products to a large base of residential and commercial customers in Connecticut.

The acquisition represents Noon Turf Care’s first footprint in the Connecticut market. Noon Turf Care was started in 2001 by brothers Christopher and Matthew Noon. 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 serves more than 10,000 customers and employs more than 50 lawn and horticulture specialists.