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Winter is here, and even though your lawn is dormant, stay watchful. Snow molds might take over, turning your healthy lawn into an infested tundra. Snow molds are fungi that affect turfgrasses during winter. The most common types are pink snow mold and gray snow mold. Read on to learn more. Description of Snow Mold

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black widow pest

Do you have unwelcomed guests—like spiders—starting to move into your home? If you let them stay, they may never leave. Read our guide to 8 common spiders in Utah to learn how to keep the creepy crawlies out of your home. Black Widows Black Widows are easily identified by the red hourglass on their underside.

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pest control technician spraying a home

Many homeowners along the Wasatch front deal with a variety of household pests on a regular basis—black widows and other spiders, boxelder bugs, ants, wasps, and yellow jackets, for example. And while pest infestation may seem like a natural part of homeownership here in Utah, the good news is there are a variety of ways

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Does your lawn need aeration? Aeration opens up your lawn’s root zone to the nutrients that it needs to thrive. Our specialists highly recommend aerating your lawn if it is struggling with soil compaction, lawn diseases, or lawn thatch buildup. Read on to learn why. Soil Compaction Compacted soil traps water around the root zone, creating a host

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hobo spider-bugwood-whitney cranshaw

Are you worried that you may have been bitten by a hobo spider? If you live in Utah, you have probably heard that hobo spiders are dangerous and aggressive—that one bite can cause serious skin lesions and nausea. However, recent research suggests that hobo spiders are not as dangerous as they seem. Hobo Spider Behavior

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iron chlorosis

Temperatures in August haven’t turned much cooler, yet some trees may look like fall is already here. If your tree’s leaves are turning yellow or falling off prematurely, your tree might have iron chlorosis. Iron Chlorosis: Defined Iron chlorosis is a deficiency of the nutrient iron in trees—it’s kind of like having an anemic tree.

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lawn mushrooms

Have a lawn mushroom problem? Worry not! Lawn mushrooms are a common occurrence during mild, wet weather. Fortunately, most lawn mushrooms are harmless and indicate healthy soil. What Are Mushrooms?  Mushrooms are the reproductive structure of some forms of fungi.  These fungi reproduce through spores found in the mushrooms we see on our lawns. Spores

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Did you know your mowing habits can affect your lawn for years to come? Follow the expert mowing tips in this post for a healthier lawn this year and every year! 1. Only mow 1/3 of the grass blade off at a time Each time you mow your lawn, you stress it a little. To

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green healthy grass

Rule of Thumb: Lawns in Utah generally require at least 1 to 2 inches of water per week in spring and fall and 2.5 to 3 inches of water per week in summer. Skip to a Section: Watering in 70 to 80 Degree Weather Watering in 90 to 100+ Degree Weather Watering Guide: How to

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