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.

 

 

The 2014 Professional Guide for IPM in Turf For Massachuetts

The 2014 edition of UMass Extension’s Professional Guide for IPM in Turf for Massachusetts is AVAILABLE NOW in a new electronic, web-based format. The guide is intended for use by professionals as a tool in the management of all types of turf: from roadsides and utility areas, to lawns, to fine playing surfaces.

 

The freshly revised 2014 edition features the latest techniques critical to environmentally responsible, integrated management of turf pests.The guide contains research-based strategies for turf grass selection, as well as comprehensive pest management guidelines and pesticide regulation compliance information. Alternative and cultural pest control options are highlighted, and advice on pesticide use is based on minimal impact to non-target organisms, natural resources and human health.

 

While some aspects of discussions such as turfgrass selection, timing of management practices and pesticide regulations are specific to Massachusetts, much of the material presented is pertinent to the management of cool-season grasses throughout the Northeast and beyond. Some of the updated, distinctive pieces of information you will find in the 2014 Professional Guide include:

 

- latest recommended turfgrass cultivars for MA, based on NTEP data
- cultural management approaches for turf diseases
- revised fungicide listings with resistance management tools
- biological management of turf damaging insects
- efficacy, residual, and optimal timing for turf insecticides
- monitoring and management of turf weeds
- detailed herbicide profile listings
- turf pest damage & cultural practice timing calendars
- updated MA pesticide regulation compliance information

 

Visit https://extension.umass.edu/turf/proguide to access the guide right now!

 

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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Fall can be the most important time of year for lawn service company

 

From Turf MagazineSeptember, 2013

FEATURES

Fall Profit Boosters

Strategies & services to finish the year as a winner

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Fall can be the most important time of year for your landscape or lawn service company. That’s the time of the year when many of you have covered (or should have covered) most of your expenses. It’s the season to drive year-end revenue. It’s also a great time for you to establish stronger relationships with your customers and begin prospecting for new clients.

Fall offers great seasonal revenue opportunities – that is if you have the energy, expertise and manpower to perform them at a customer-pleasing level. If you do, it’s not unreasonable to expect more clients and a busier spring 2014.

 

“It’s all hands on deck and mandatory Saturdays for September and October,” says Matthew Noon, founder and president of Noon Turf Care, Hudson, MA.The region’s cold wet spring put the company about 10 days behind, and it’s been hustling to catch up ever since, he reports.

 

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Matt Noon is founder and President of Noon Turf Care.

 

The company’s fall drive even has a name: Fall Ahead, Not Behind.

 

It won’t be all work though. To keep his team’s morale up, one Saturday each of the two months will be just a half-day. Employees can also look forward to a wiffle ball tournament and company barbeque with beer and the works.

 

“As always, client retention has been a big focus,” says Noon, who along with his brother, Christopher, CEO, runs one of the fast-growing independent lawn care companies in the United States. Their company grew 206 percent the past three years and took on 40 new employees. Noon Turf Care serves the west Boston market.

 

“We just created a big client retention strategy for the final quarter,” adds Noon. The strategy focuses on over-communicating and educating clients, but especially first-year clients.

 

“It is more of an emphasis on getting every team member – whether they’re in sales, service or field specialists – to acknowledge first-year clients to make sure that they’re well aware of the time it takes their lawns to ‘settle into our turf program’,” he says. This includes letting new customers know that the company offers free service calls to them the first year of service, he adds.

 

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Core Aeration and Overseeding Benefits

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

 

 

Lawn Maintenance and Service in Massachusetts


 

About Noon Turf Care

 

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Noon Turf Care is a privately owned lawn care company that delivers premium lawn maintenance services to New England homes.

 

You will always have the same licensed lawn technician servicing and caring for your lawn each month.

 

Noon Turf Care can Estimate, Schedule and Deliver Service the same week!

 

Noon Turf Care uses premium lawn care products and has the most educated lawn specialists in the industry.

 

To Get Started:

 

Your lawn is already pre-measured so you can receive instant pricing when you call

A Noon representative will set up your lawn program with a seasonal schedule of applications.

You may prepay for the season and enjoy additional savings or pay as you go with no binding contract.

 

Your Program:

 

7 Natural feedings of fertilizers and weed controls to condition the lawn and soil

2 FREE Spring and Fall soil pH Testings

2 Free 12-Point Lawn Evaluations with a follow-up email and phone call to monitor your lawn’s progress

Unlimited FREE service calls anytime during the season

 

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Learn why Noon Turf Care is different and what makes them the best choice for lawn maintenance in Massachusetts.

 

Noon Turf Care’s staff backs the quality of our lawn care services with a wealth of technical experience in overseeding, core aeration, lime application and more. Our expertly trained technicians offer our customers customized plans that are designed specifically for their lawns.

 

Call today for an instant quote!

 


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Massachusetts

 

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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

 

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 — we have agents available from 8 am to 8 pm!

 

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Noon Turf Care Homeowner Lawn Tips Webinar Powerpoint Presentations


 

If you missed our webinar, here are the slides from the show.

 

Fall 2013 Lawn, Tree, Shrub, Insect and Property Tips Webinar

 

 

 

 

Spring 2012 Lawn, Tree, Shrub, Insect and Property Tips Webinar

 

 

 

 

Fall 2011 Lawn, Tree, Shrub, Insect and Property Tips Webinar

 

 

 

 


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