What is that gross blob in my landscaping? By Seamus Dillon

Slime mold is actually healthy for your landscaping. They come in over 700 varieties and are in a class of themselves. They consume pathogens and bacteria and are officially known as Fuligo. They can grow and move a bit as well and are unfortunately rather unsightly. If you attempt to remove it, it may come back within days and will likely come back the following year. The conditions of moisture and heat need to be right, but once it dries out it will disappear. It is not worth trying to spray any chemicals as this will not kill the slime mold and may affect the surrounding plants and grass. The best option is to rake it and allow it to dry out. So no worries, it is not dangerous and your lawn is not being attacked by a strange disease, rest assured nature is just taking its course in an undesirable location. #lovemyslimemold
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Over Fertilizing Issues by Seamus Dillon

It is expensive to fertilize, but it can be more expensive to re-seed and have to bring your lawn back from the damage over fertilizing can do. To save money it may be tempting to fertilize yourself instead of hiring your local landscape company to handle it. One crucial mistake that can happen is you become reactive. If, for example, you should see brown spot, don’t automatically run for the fertilizer. It could just be you simply need to adjust the watering schedule. If you hire out this service to a professional, be sure they know what they are doing by asking if they are certified, this is important. There are many reasons your lawn could be showing a brown spot or other signs of distress and you want to be sure a trained professional can solve the problem before it becomes expensive. #healthylawns

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Importance of Regular Lawn Care by Seamus Dillon

Landscaping management and lawn care is more important than most facility managers realize. Overgrown grass, incorrectly pruned bushes, untrimmed hedges, weeds and leaves littering the property are likely to give your customers a poor first impression. Keeping the outside looking presentable gives an impression you care about your brand image and how the community looks. Your customers will associate your brand with the work you provide, plus your employees will enjoy working in a pleasant surrounding. #lawnprideatwork

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