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The Spotted Lanternfly: Why You Should Be Worried

Every spring we take up arms against pests trying to either destroy our garden or invade our homes. But recently there have been reports of a new pest, a pest poised to cause considerable damage to trees and crops on the east coast. The spotted lanternfly.

What The Heck Is A Lanternfly?

If you’ve never heard of the spotted lanternfly, it’s because it’s an invasive species native to China and was first reported in the U.S. in 2014 in Pennsylvania.

In late October of this year, a spotted lanternfly was discovered in a trap in Cecil County, making it the first confirmed sighting in the Old Line State.

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Winter Lawn Care: Protect Your Trees

Winter is coming faster than you think and here in Maryland we usually get bitter temperatures and plenty of snow. But we aren’t the only ones who experience the intense cold. Our trees are not immune to the weather and are not protected like hibernating animals. This can be stressful on non-native or young trees that are still very vulnerable. Follow these steps to make sure your trees are well protected this winter and thrive in the spring.

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Six Essential Fall Landscape Tips

Once summer is over, many home and business owners look around at their lawn and wonder, “Now what?”. While you may feel tempted to cease all lawn care and landscape maintenance efforts after Labor Day, fall is actually a prime time to show your grass, beds, and gardens some much-needed attention to repair the damage caused by summer’s heat and drought conditions. Here are six essential fall landscape tips to get your property prepared for whatever Mother Nature has in store throughout autumn and winter.

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Fall Pest Control: Keep Mosquitoes At Bay

Here in Maryland and Virginia, our warmer climate allows us to spend ample time in our yards throughout the fall season. One of the few downsides to our gorgeous seasonal weather are the mosquitoes.  We can’t quite seem to shake, even after summer ends. These pests can thrive throughout much of autumn, putting a severe damper on all of our outdoor events and activities.

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7 Spiders to Identify in Maryland

Living with spiders isn’t a practice anyone wants to endure, luckily there are ways to get rid of these creepy insects and prevent them from calling your home theirs. Maryland is home to several different types of spiders, and some that aren’t necessarily native, but show up on occasion and should be noted. If you think you have a spider infestation, you should educate yourself on some common information about the different species in Maryland, and know when it’s time to call a trained professional from On The Green Inc. Here’s some spiders you can find in our state and how to identify them and the tracks they leave behind.

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Make Your Property Less Attractive to Mosquitoes

Nothing is more annoying than sitting in your yard on a quiet summer evening, enjoying a drink or a nice meal, only to have it interrupted by a buzzing. To top it off, you might feel a sudden sting on your arm or leg, realizing you’ve fallen victim to a real-life vampire. You are going to need to know how to get rid of mosquitoes and keep them off your property!

Mosquitoes not only are a bother, but they can also carry quite a few dangerous diseases like West Nile virus. Most people find these pests unpleasant enough they invest in sprays, candles, and even electronic devices to protect against invasions. An even more useful measure is to make your property less attractive to mosquitoes, and On the Green, Inc. wants to teach you how.

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Having Trouble with Moss in Your Lawn? Start Here!

Not everything green is good. If you notice there’s moss growing in your lawn, you’re likely concerned about the reason why. Another concern is how moss growth affects the health of your grass. Just like common weeds, moss competes for water, nutrients, and space on the ground. In other words, it won’t help your lawn to become as healthy and strong as possible. By understanding why moss thrives in your lawn, you’ll learn what to do about it.

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Benefits of Organic-Based Lawn Care

You’re likely familiar with organic produce and even packaged organic foods at the grocery store. That’s why to some, the thought of organic-based lawn care seems strange. The fact is you stand to gain quite a few compelling benefits by taking this approach to your grass.

Lawn Health and Composting

If you think about it, grassy fields in the wilderness grow and stay perfectly healthy.   Organic-based lawn care can actually make your grass stronger and more vibrant than ever, just by taking a natural approach.

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This Dog HATES When He’s Told he Has FLEAS

This dog must be a past survivor of a flea attack. He REALLY hates the word ‘fleas’. You can’t blame him, fleas aren’t fun and your furry family members shouldn’t have to deal with constant bites and uncontrollable itching and irritation.

No one ever wants to hear that their dog has fleas. Unfortunately, it happens.

Fleas are considered parasites and can be referred to as ‘freeloaders’ meaning they hitch a ride on a living host and thrive there with everything they need to survive. These pesky bugs are more prone to be seen in the warmer months, making them a common issue during the summer.

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Special Offers

We frequently run specials on our packages and services. If you are looking for professional lawn care, but are on a tight budget, take a look at our specials and see what On The Green can do for you!

$29.99 First Lawn Care Application*

At On The Green, Inc., we tailor each program to meet the specific needs of your property according to the turf type, current weather patterns, sun exposure, and disease history. We make sure your … Read more $29.99 First Lawn Care Application*

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$29.99 First Pest Control Application (Includes Pest Programs- Mosquito and Tick Control, Flea, Ant and Tick Control, Perimeter Pest)*

Your Choice of One (1) of our popular Pest Programs. Includes all Pest Programs – Mosquito and Tick Control, or Flea, Ant and Tick Control, or Perimeter Pest Program.

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Fall Aeration & Seeding***

On The Green Inc. offers professional Core Aeration and Seeding services to provide you with healthy, thriving, and lush lawns no matter their size. An essential part of your lawn care and landscaping efforts, … Read more Fall Aeration & Seeding***

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5% Discount for All Military – Both Active and Retired!

Are you now, or have you ever been enlisted in a branch of the U.S. Military? We at On The Green Salute You! All Active and Retired U.S. Military Personnel receive a 5% Discount … Read more 5% Discount for All Military – Both Active and Retired!

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James Cunningham

James Cunningham

“This our sixth season with On The Green. They installed our irrigation system and have maintained our lawns. This a very well run family company with personal service. I would highly recommend this company. I give them five stars in my book. I am a well satisfied customer.”

Lynda Todd-Sanchez

Lynda Todd-Sanchez

"I moved into the house I grew up in. There was nothing but weeds and tons of bare spots. This will be my second season with On the Green. I have to admit my grass almost looks like a carpet. I highly recommend this company they're affordable dependable and very easy to work with."

Edna Smith Miller

Edna Smith Miller

"On The Green is the BEST! I have used other companies, but there is no comparison. I was just admiring my lawn this morning - saying that it is beautiful and looks like a green carpet. In addition to my lawn care, they also service my in-ground sprinkler system. Customer service is top-notch."

Gary Griffiths

Gary Griffiths

"We recently hired On the Green to take care of our yard. Our grass is starting to look better. Today they showed up to clean up the leaves and other things that blow into our yard from the park across the road. These two guys did a fantastic job. We have a low sitting deck and they managed to get the leaves out from under it. On the Green has a 5 star rating with us."

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