Beautifying Lawns the Responsible Way

We have kids and pets, just like our customers, in fact, you can see some of our furry friends in our staff bios on our website (Check out Marney, and Boo). That’s why we invest a lot of time researching and training during the off season to find new herbicide products and new methods of … Continued

Hillside’s Engines are Revving

Crabgrass…grrrr! Crabgrass doesn’t know that it’s February in Maryland. When we have a sudden warm spell like this week, it wakes up and thinks it’s time for spring. We were just ringing in the New Year only last month, but the crabgrass doesn’t know that! Thankfully, at Hillside there is no offseason! We prep all … Continued

Think Spring In January

As the frigid temperatures grab hold, you might not be thinking about spring yet, but we are. We have a lot to accomplish in the off season like equipment maintenance, staff training, continuing education, and researching and ordering new supplies so we’re ready for our first lawn applications that begin the end of February. And, … Continued

A Long Winter’s Nap for Your Lawn Mower

The stockings are hung by the chimney, visions of sugar plums soon will be dancing in your head, but make sure you saved some time for last minute lawn mower maintenance so it can settle in for a long winter’s nap. Last month we encouraged you to give your landscape some late fall TLC. Now … Continued

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November Outdoor Chores “To Do List”

The cold weather is sinking its teeth into the Mid-Atlantic area now but, there are still some outdoor chores to do! Your landscape needs some late fall TLC. So, get out your clip board and tack the following “To Do List” to it. These extra steps this fall will ensure a great green spring up: … Continued

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How To Winterize Your Lawn

The Farmer’s Almanac predicts “above-normal” precipitation in Maryland which means that the region will have a “cold-and-snowy” winter. Whether you believe these predictions or not, it’s important to prepare your lawn for cooler temperatures because a great, green lawn starts in the fall. Winterizing your lawn in the fall will help your lawn green up … Continued

Fall Lawn Fertilization Means Thick Spring Green Up

Don’t let the cooler temperatures of autumn fool you. Cool temperatures are best for fertilizing your lawn. By taking advantage of softer soil, cooler temps and tired turf, fall fertilization can penetrate deep down and prepare your grass for a gorgeous spring green up! Your lawn takes a breather after the long hot summer days. … Continued

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To Aerate and Seed or Not to Aerate and Seed…That is the question

Many of our customers ask us if they should have aerate and seed their lawns each year. The answer is always a definite maybe! One of the best things you can do for your lawn besides proper mowing and fertilization is aeration and seeding. After the summer, when your lawn is stressed out from heat … Continued

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Drought and Summer Heat: Help Your Lawn Survive

As the heat and dry conditions of the Maryland summer set in, your lawn could be turning brown, but don’t fret. The lawn isn’t dying. Your turf is naturally protecting itself by becoming dormant in extreme drought conditions and high heat temperatures. When temperatures exceed ninety degrees, grass stops growing and goes into conservation mode. … Continued

Grubs, Beetles, Worms and Scale: Identifying and Treating These Early Summer Pests

A rainy spring sprouted lush and green lawns, trees and shrubs, but the heat of the summer is here and your property needs protection. In the Maryland area, grubs, beetles, bagworms, and scale are the three top insects affecting causing havoc in early summer. It’s important to identify these pesky insects before they cause severe … Continued