The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Fighting The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Just like many of our customers with small children, the Hillside staff with kids like to read bedtime stories but there’s one book we stay away from…The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle! It glorifies the life cycle of a caterpillar, one of our arch nemesis! Caterpillars can be destructive and not all of them … Continued

Bluegrass Guitar Player Wes Cohen

There’s Only One Type of Bluegrass We Like

Hillside loves bluegrass music and we are excited for the Charm City Bluegrass Festival next week, but we don’t like all types of bluegrass. Annual bluegrass weeds are our nemesis! This annual, grassy weed — also known as its two most common varietals: Poa Annua and Roughstalk — can fake out a novice lawn care … Continued

Nut Grass/ Weeds

Getting Nutty with Lawn Care and Weed Control

You know about almonds, walnuts, cashews and pecans, but do you know about Nutsedge? It’s not something to eat! It’s an unwanted weed commonly found in Maryland lawns during the summer. The sprouts stand taller than the turf and are hard to get rid of because of their immersive root system. We are offering a … Continued

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Boy and Dog in Green Grass

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


How Do You Get Rid of Weeds?

If you search “dandelions” on the internet, you’ll find websites like, “16 Ways to Eat Dandelions,” “Tips for Harvesting Dandelions,” or “Adorable Photos of Baby’s First Dandelion.” When Hillside searches for dandelions, we’re not on the internet, we’re not planning a feast, or snapping adorable photos (our Lawn techs are super friendly but, maybe not … Continued

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Early Crabgrass Control Sets the Stage for Green Lawns All Season

The easiest time to stop crabgrass is in the spring before it becomes a nuisance in the summer. Crabgrass seeds can start to germinate in the spring once the soil reaches 55 degrees. Hillside’s early spring pre-emergent weed control is our most beneficial and longest lasting application. This treatment prevents crabgrass and broadleaf weeds from … Continued

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Seeing Brown Patches? Red Thread Disease running wild!

After these last few weeks of rainy weather we begin to see large brownish patches in lawns. What you are seeing is called Red Thread Disease. You will see these patches gradually grown out of the turf with regular mowing and the onset of warmer weather. Spring and Fall are notorious for this disease especially … Continued

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Time for Crabgrass Control

[fusion_text]Now that the snow has finally come to an end it’s time to get your crabgrass control down! We are out in full swing getting all of our customers fertilized and protected from dreaded crabgrass. If we don’t visit your property this first week don’t panic! We have plenty of time to get your application … Continued

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Rain On My Crabgrass Control, You Bet

You may have recently applied your crabgrass preventer herbicide or a professional company may have applied it for you and you got a lot of rain shortly after. While its seems like most of the herbicide would have washed away or diluted, the reality is the herbicide was driven into the soil where the new … Continued

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