Fall Fertilizing Helps Boost Spring Lawn Growth

Thick wooly sweaters (for dogs and humans!) and a hot thermos of cocoa are perfect tools for keeping comfortable during these cooler months. Our lawns feel the same way with a little shot of nitrogen and potassium combined with a thick layer of early morning dew. Fall fertilizing is a must for a healthy spring … Continued

5 To Dos For Fall Lawn Care

While kids might think the reason for raking leaves is just to make leaf piles for jumping in, Hillside knows that the best way to ensure a thick, green turf in the spring is to lift leaves off your lawn and continue lawn maintenance throughout the fall. Here are the top 5 to dos for … Continued

July Buzzzz: Fleas, Ticks and Other Nuisance Pests

The list of mosquito and tick-borne diseases continues to grow and that makes the insect-control business boom. With so many players out there, why should you use Hillside? Hire a Licensed Professional The Environmental Protection Agency has approved a number of pesticides for residential spraying saying they are generally safe for our backyards. Unfortunately there … Continued

Grub Control: Don’t wait ‘til it’s too late!

They start as beetles munching away at your plants and shrubs in the spring. Then they lay eggs in your lawn making your grass brown out and die in the summer. As if that’s not bad enough, the eggs survive the winter and start their lifecycle over again, stronger than ever. If you want to … 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

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