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How do I access my Green Giant account &/or make a payment on Green Giant’s website?

March 22, 2019 by Dan Rothermel

To access your Green Giant account: Go to our website at GreenGiantHC.com.   At the top right of your screen, select “Manage My Account.” This will take you to the login screen. If you are already registered, you will be able to sign into your account using the email and password you created (or click, […]

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Lime application – why isn’t my lawn white?

March 18, 2019 by Dan Rothermel

  We perform hundreds of lime applications on lawns each year and, surprisingly, the most common question we get about lime is, “I don’t see any lime on my lawn – did your guy even do the application?”  This question is asked at least twice as often as the 2nd most asked question related to […]

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What Kind of Grass Seed Should I Use For My Lawn?

March 12, 2019 by Dan Rothermel

  There isn’t one right answer for all situations but this article should lead you in the right direction. Regardless of the conditions, anytime seeding is done, a blend of various varieties of grass seed should be used. This reduces the chance of one grass type being wiped out by an insect or disease problem.  […]

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What is Crabgrass and Why is it Bad for My Lawn?

by Dan Rothermel

Crabgrass is a lawn weed commonly found in our area (Southeastern Pennsylvania). A patch of crabgrass, in an otherwise nice lawn, sticks out like a sore thumb! In order to minimize the impact of this super-abundant weed, it is helpful to understand some things about the plant. Crabgrass, as the name implies, is a grass. […]

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Why Do I Have Crabgrass Along the Edges of My Lawn?

February 27, 2019 by Dan Rothermel

This is a question we get asked a lot! And it’s a good question! What’s going on at the edges of my lawn? Edges are the bane of any lawn care professional. The reason crabgrass and other weeds are often found along edges of the turf is because things going on at the edges can […]

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How Do I Keep Crabgrass Out of My Lawn?

by Dan Rothermel

  The thing about crabgrass is that it is, well, it’s a grass. And, your lawn is also grass. So, if you want to kill one kind of grass (crabgrass) but not another (your good lawn grass), what do you do? You may know that there are herbicides that can kill dandelion, clover and many other […]

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How did all of the rain affect lawns in 2018?

February 15, 2019 by Dan Rothermel

The information in the box below comes from a study run by Dr. Mike Fidanza at Penn State, Berks Campus. Dr. Fidanza conducts scientific studies on turfgrass and, in one of his reports, he included the information below. The commentary explains the effect of the heavy and frequent rains had on lawns in 2018.   […]

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Should I Bag My Grass Clippings?

by Dan Rothermel

  The quick answer is “NO” (at least most of the time). Grasscycling is the term used for recycling grass clippings back into your lawn.  There are many advantages to letting your grass clippings lie on the grass and very few negatives. Do Grass Clippings Cause Thatch? First, just to dispel one myth – leaving […]

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How to Mow a Lawn – the right way

by Dan Rothermel

Believe it or not, the way a lawn is mowed can be the difference between a beautiful, thick, deep green lawn with very few weeds and a pretty ugly lawn. Grass is a living plant and it can easily be damaged by improper mowing.  An improperly mowed lawn can greatly undo the benefits of fertilization, […]

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Should I Roll My Lawn?

February 14, 2019 by Dan Rothermel

Will Rolling My Lawn Flatten It Out? Surprisingly, a person rolling a lawn looks very similar to a Gnome rolling a lawn.   From time to time, we will get requests to roll a lawn. Most often people want their lawn rolled because it is uneven and they want to level it out.  It does […]

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