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Why Wind Speed?

Why Wind Speed?

One of the questions we frequently get asked is “why the wind”? The question is often time asked after we have to reschedule part or all of a route due to high wind speeds. This decision has less to do with preference and more to do with legality and prudence. Therefore, I want to take a moment and address this issue in three succinct points. The Label is the Law, environmental stewardship, and professionalism.

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What Is In A Bag Of Fertilizer?

What Is In A Bag Of Fertilizer?

So why Carbon? It functions similar to a coral reef in the ocean, as a place for bacteria, beneficial fungi, and soil microbes to dwell. It also creates soil porosity which is important in clay soils.

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Cultural Practices – Mowing

Cultural Practices – Mowing

Here at EcoTurf we want to highlight the cooperative relationship we have with our customers which is necessary to have a healthy lawn. While we are in charge of the fertilization and weed control, there are cultural practices affecting the health of the lawn outside...

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Weed of the Week : Crabgrass

Weed of the Week : Crabgrass

What do I do about Crabgrass? Crabgrass is going to be on everyone's minds shortly.  Spring is around the corner, and that means it almost time for the big green up. One of the biggest concern lawn care customers have is controlling weeds in their...

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Liquid Aeration an alternative to Core Aeration

Liquid Aeration an alternative to Core Aeration

EcoTurf is now offering two types of aeration for your lawn! Liquid Aeration and our standard Mechanical Core Aeration. Liquid Aeration is splitting the soil structure at a much smaller scale, than Mechanical Core Aeration, allowing deep penetration of water which...

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Why Do I Have Weeds In My Yard In Winter or Early Spring?

Why Do I Have Weeds In My Yard In Winter or Early Spring?

Why do I have weeds in Winter or Early Spring? This is a common question, people ask us here at EcoTurf, this time of year. It is truly surprising to see weeds pop up so quickly this early in the season. Many of them are called winter annual broadleaf weeds and they...

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Colorado’s Most Common Lawn Problem

Colorado’s Most Common Lawn Problem

Necrotic Ring Spot is Colorado's most common lawn problem. Here is a little quiz to test your knowledge, if you want!  1) Cutting out the ring spots and putting in new sod will help NRS.T/F 2) Aeration is very helpful for lawns with NRS.T/F 3) NRS affects all...

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What are those tiny bugs in my lawn called?

What are those tiny bugs in my lawn called?

Have you ever seen a lawn mite? They are teeny tiny red, green, orange or brown bugs that most people never notice. They are as small as a grain of sand.  Every yard has them so do not be worried if you see a few at your home. Photo credit to our 5 year old...

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Garden Upcycle Crib Idea

Garden Upcycle Crib Idea

We got bunk beds for our two young daughters, so we no longer need the crib, we had converted into a toddler bed. Since it is a drop-side crib, we couldn't sell it, and it had been used by at least three maybe four kids and needed a new purpose. I wanted to try and...

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Misperceptions of Organic

Misperceptions of Organic

Organic food, toiletries, and other products are on the rise. People are more aware of toxins and wanting to live healthier lives and make less of an impact on the environment. These are all good things! We also encounter a lot of folks, who want to go organic in...

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