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Minimizing Heat Stress in Cool Season Lawns

Minimizing Heat Stress in Cool Season Lawns

Minimizing Heat Stress in Cool Season Lawns Spring solstice will hit the northeast this weekend and temperatures may hit record highs this Friday. Spring landscaping will soon be in full swing. Because our cool season grass blends are one of our most popular products, we decided to talk about minimizing heat stress in cool season …

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Landscapers have many responsibilities to their clients and to the environment.

Controlling Invasive Plants in the Landscape

Landscapers have many responsibilities to their clients and to the environment. Landscape crews are often the first people who notice infestations of invasive plants. There are several ways of controlling invasive plants in the landscape both with invasive and non-invasive techniques. Invasive plants can be controlled with herbicides and Valley Green has a variety to …

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What Happens to Cool Season Fescue Grass in Winter

What Happens to Cool Season Fescue Grass in Winter

What types of grass are considered cool season? Valley Green specializes in cool season grasses. They do their best in spring and fall when there is a plentiful supply of water. The most common types of cool season grasses are listed below. If you have any questions on seeding with the grass types below, please …

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Is Snow Good For Golf Course Turf?

Is Snow Good For Golf Course Turf?

There is one saying that all golf course superintendents abide by in the winter and that is “snow is good, ice is bad.” Is snow good for golf course turf? The short answer is yes. Superintendents that work golf courses in the northeast know that winter weather can be extreme and change very rapidly. Because …

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New Snowplow Attachment for the Steel Green Spreader

New Snowplow Attachment for the Steel Green Spreader

The northeast saw its first snowflakes of the year last week and there are multiple chances for ice and snow in the next coming weeks. Valley Green recently started carrying Steel Green Manufacturing Spreaders at all of our locations. We recently wrote another blog on snow and ice control with a Steel Green Sprayer and …

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Preventing Frost Damage on Your Lawn

Preventing Frost Damage on Your Lawn

The northeast is experiencing its typical late autumn chill. Many people have been waking up to frost covering their lawns. There are some turf diseases that show up in winter, but people are often surprised to know that frost can cause lawn damage. Preventing frost damage on your lawn can be avoided by doing simple …

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Methods to Keep Your Grass from Dying in the Winter

Methods to Keep Your Grass from Dying in the Winter

The temperature in the northeast has many of us thinking of snow this week. Several areas experienced their first frost of the year. Many homeowners assume that lawns will be fine on their own in the winter. This is far from true and there are many things that need to be done to keep your …

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