To combat pests like Canadian Geese, consider investing in Goose Control. On The Green, Inc. offers a pest control system designed for geese that is proven to work. We use patented Flight Control® Plus Advanced technology to keep your property goose-free without causing harm. We use products and services that do not harm pests as an environmentally-conscious business.
It’s easy to think that your landscape turns dormant in the fall. After all, trees shed their leaves, and shrubs droop from a potential lack of nutrients. The sun isn’t out as long, and colder temperatures and brisk winds can damage the flowers and gardens you’ve worked so hard to cultivate. Even so, you don’t have to feel blue for too long. When it comes to ornamental landscaping, you have numerous flower options to add a pop of color to your home’s exterior!
Ticks are annoying. They’re also dangerous. That’s because they’re liable to spread diseases. With the return of fall and its cooler weather, it’s a great time to get outside. Whether you like to go hiking in nearby park trails or you want to explore the woods behind your home, it’s best to be prepared. It’s dangerous to go alone! Take our handy guide on how to identify the ticks commonly seen in our state with you!
One of the top-rated and most requested services here at On The Green Inc has to do with deer control. The Deer Guard Program helps reduce the presence of deer in and around the edges of your property. But how do you know that you’ll need our services in the first place? Deer are particularly active in the fall. They leave behind signs of damage that might not always be distinguishable from damage caused by pest animals. Either way, it’s a good idea to bank on being safe than sorry!
How familiar are you with the mole? While moles might look cute, they’re a threat to your home. Your lawn, garden, and property at large are not safe from the damage and disturbance they can cause. It’s a worthwhile investment of time, money, and energy to learn about some of the most common methods the pros use to ensure successful mole control. Here is a handy guide to help you!
Pest problems persist throughout the year. But as summer turns to autumn, there is another wave of nuisances that demand your attention. Fall armyworms are growing more active. And although they may seem harmless, they can leave some major damage on your property as they go along. So what can you do about them?
What are your plans for the fall? By the time summer ends, most homeowners only think about raking leaves. Still, that’s not all you can do. Because your lawn is about to go dormant for the season, you should do what you can to ensure that it is ready for next spring. That’s why reseeding can make such a considerable difference. The team here at On The Green is proud to say that aeration and over-seeding is one of our most popular services. So, with that in mind, how do you go about making sure it happens?
Every homeowner deserves to have a beautiful lawn. It’s something that inspires a lot of pride and showcases your landscaping skills to all of your friends, family, and neighbors. Doing yard maintenance amid a sweltering August doesn’t sound like anyone’s idea of a good time. But all of your sweat, hard work, and determination will pay off in the end! Here are some fantastic lawn care tips that you should incorporate into your yard work routine!
How you mow the lawn matters. One of the easiest ways to keep your lawn looking good is to mow properly. Many factors determine a great mow job and seeing the results will make the extra effort worthwhile. Several points can answer this question for you. Let’s look at some of them!
Start Off With Sharp Blades
Sharp mower blades allow for a clean and even cut. A cleaner cut means the grass will heal sooner and reduce the moisture loss from mowing. Think of mowing as a type of pruning. When you’re pruning a tree limb, you want to use a sharp saw to cleanly cut the branch so it can properly heal at the cut. Ripping a branch versus cutting will result in extensive damage to the tree. An open wound will allow for insects or diseases to infect the wound and result in additional plant stress. Turfgrass is the same. Thus, sharper blades provide a clean cut that heals quickly and reduces stress to the plant and reduces the potential of infection.
Use The Right Equipment For The Right Job
Heavy equipment has no place on your lawn, right? Well, some homeowners have really big yards, and using large mowers or tractors saves time getting the job done fast. As convenience sometimes comes at a cost, this also applies to mowing your lawn. Larger equipment can stress the lawn making the lawn struggle especially during periods of high temperatures or drought. Using small equipment has its advantages and will go a long way to preserve the health of your lawn.
Directional Mowing Has It Perks
Most lawn owners love that “ballpark stripe” look. This aesthetic is accomplished via the directional patterns placed by the mower. Lighter stripes are formed when the mower is moving away from a viewing position and darker lines form when moving towards that same viewing point. The appearance of darker lines happens because the blades are pushed towards you creating a shadowed appearance or darker stripes. Mowing the lawn in alternate directions can make the lawn look good and it helps it stay healthy. Using new patterns with each mowing can limit tire compaction or stress over the same lines.
Too Short Is Bad
When considering how to keep the lawn strong and healthier it’s better to mow high. Tall Fescue lawns will balance the root system depth with the top growth. The higher you mow, the deeper the root will develop to support the height. Deeper roots have a vast number of advantages such as reaching moisture deep in the soil, access to more nutrients, and better recovery from stress. Higher grass also has many benefits such as protecting the crown of the grass from direct sunlight, more energy from increased photosynthesis from more plant tissue, and increased competition with lower-growing weeds.
On The Green Lawn Care is Here for You!
On The Green, Inc. was established back in 1994. We started as a small business that served the local area. In the decades since, we’ve expanded tremendously. Incorporated in 1997, our brand has become renowned throughout the state of Maryland. Do you adore social media? Email us at [email protected], call us at 410-695-0444, and find us at our street address: 777 Annapolis Road, Gambrills, Maryland 21054. Grow with us on Facebook and Google!
The lawn is the centerpiece of your home’s landscape. However, award-winning landscapes also need to have some other elements to tie everything together. If your trees and shrubs are suffering under the endless heat of late summer, it’s time to do something about that. One of our most valuable services at On The Green Lawn Care is our tree and shrub care program. So, how do some of the industry’s leading professionals handle this task? Let’s find out!
We offer custom lawn care and pest control solutions to residential and commercial properties. Every customer receives a custom program to offer solutions to every problem, whether big or small