How Salt on the Roads Can Damage Your Lawn — and What You Can Do About It

It’s estimated that more than 22 million tons of salt is spread on roads throughout the country every year to melt ice and snow. Here in Pennsylvania, we’re certainly thankful for the salt trucks that drive around spraying our streets during the winter. 

However, while salt makes travel safer for us, it can do significant damage to lawns, trees, and plants.

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Why is Leaf Removal Important for Lawn Health?

Fall leaves provide so much pleasure. Every year, the vivid red, orange, and gold colors bursting from trees throughout the Northeast region create such a gorgeous spectacle that people get in their cars and drive for miles just to take it all in.

Later in the season, when those leaves break free and tumble to the ground, children run outdoors to frolic in the piles collecting throughout the neighborhood.

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The Dangers of Leaving Fallen Leaves on Your Lawn

Autumn is such a beautiful time of the year. The leaves change to vibrant shades of oranges, yellows, and burgundy, and begin to fall, the weather gets cooler, and the holiday season is on the horizon. When the leaves fall and begin to cover your entire lawn, you have two options to consider: you could either leave the leaves where they are, or you could spend hours raking and disposing of the leaves. For many homeowners, allowing the leaves to stay where they are is an attractive proposition, especially when they don’t have the time or equipment to handle the chore. 

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A Few Things You Should Know About Organic Fertilizer

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the fertilizer choices available, so we’re going to break it down for you. The three major types of organic fertilizer are dry, liquid, and growth enhancers. Dry fertilizers are either a single ingredient or a blend of ingredients, both designed to feed plants over a long period of time. Liquid fertilizers are nutrients in liquid form and are swiftly absorbed by the soil and plants. Growth enhancers aren’t necessarily fertilizers, but they help plants absorb nutrients from the soil more efficiently. 

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How Do I Make My Organic Lawn Healthy?

Going organic is all about using the right products and having patience. Like everything else, the transition of switching from synthetic to organic is a slow rectification of damages done by harsh chemicals. Here’s the best advice to have your organic lawn flourish: do a soil test, start composting, switch to organic fertilizer, don’t cut the grass too short or remove the clippings afterward, water deep and infrequently, and aerate. 

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How to Get Rid of Ticks in Your Yard Organically

Although fall is a wonderful season to spend outside, enjoying lower temperatures and humidity, it’s also tick season in the Philadelphia region. At Go Green Lawn Services, we offer lawn treatments for ticks to help residents of Newtown, PA, and the surrounding areas protect their property, their family members and pets from disease-carrying parasites. 

If you’re wondering what home remedy you can use to kill ticks, here are a few ideas for ridding your yard of ticks organically.

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Tips for Killing Large Areas of Weeds

Fall is a wonderful time for homeowners to get out and tend to their gardens, but unfortunately, gardening isn’t all about planting flowers and spreading fertilizer. There are some not-so-pleasant tasks associated with beautifying an outdoor space —namely: killing weeds.

Go Green Lawn Services helps homeowners throughout the Greater Philadelphia area rid their property of pesky weeds and unwanted pests, providing effective lawn treatments for ticks in Newtown, PA, along with helpful weed removal strategies. 

If you’re ready to get out and garden, and a large area of weeds is standing in your way, here are a few ways to go about killing them.

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Lawn Hacks: How to Help Eliminate Mosquitoes from Your Yard

There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to enjoy time outdoors in the summer, only to be swarmed by blood-thirsty, disease-carrying insects on your own property. In some rural areas, the mosquitos can get so bad in warm weather that it feels like you’ve lost control of your land. Good news: You don’t have to just sit there and take it. It’s time to get proactive and stop mosquitoes from stealing your blood and your freedom — Keep reading to learn how!

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Choosing the Right Food for Your Lawn: Organic Fertilizer vs. Chemical Fertilizer

With so many fertilizer options available on the market, trying to find the best food for your lawn can be overwhelming at times. That’s why it’s so important to familiarize yourself with the various types of fertilizers and learn how to use them correctly. As a leading lawn fertilization service that serves Bucks County, PA, Go Green Lawn Services knows a thing or two about growing healthy grass. In this article, we break down some of the differences between organic and chemical fertilizers, and provide an insight into what elements comprise each type of fertilizer. 

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