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Mole Troubles? “Moles are Nature’s Insect Control”

Home remedies ineffective on moles, voles: Ask the Ground Crew Published: Wednesday, May 25, 2011, 3:27 PM Over the winter, moles established twisting trails in our front lawn. How do I get rid of the moles? What do I do about the mole trails ? -- Bob House, Avon For the past two winters, some kind of burrowing mouse/mole/vole makes tunnels under the snow and feasts on my phlox. They live in holes in the gr ...

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Use New Neem Product for Grub Control

Since our post last week about mole and vole control, we've had numerous questions about the water soluble neem product known as Azasol. Neem is derived from the seeds of an evergreen tree, Azadirachta indica, native to India. Neem oil has been available in this country for about 20 years, but the patented water-soluble innovation is relatively new. Since the white powder is water soluble, it's far easier t ...

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Pearls Premium Joins SafeLawns Mission

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [caption id="attachment_3121" align="alignleft" width="563" caption="Pearls Premium grass seed is a low-maintenance option for North American lawns."][/caption] WAYLAND, MASS. — Pearls Premium, the little Massachusetts seed company that has helped spark a national conversation about environmentally friendly lawn grasses, has joined the nationwide SafeLawns Foundation's movement. "The w ...

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Alternative to Corn Gluten for Crabgrass? Try Compost

The interest in corn gluten meal as a pre-emergent weed control for crabgrass and other weeds continues to amaze us here at SafeLawns. Our post on the subject was easily the most visited of the year thus far. And since we're not big fans of corn gluten meal, especially given the cost, loads of folks want to know about an alternative crabgrass preventer that doesn't involve toxic chemicals. The answer(s) all ...

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Organic Gardening Magazine: The Dark Side of Lawns

Here is a link from Organic Gardening Magazine, forwarded to us from a colleague at Espoma: http://www.organicgardening.com/learn-and-grow/dark-side-lawns?cm_mmc=OGNews-_-2010_12_22-_-learnandgrow-_-the_dark_side_of_lawns. The article also includes a sidebar about the "six-step" organic lawn care plan. ...

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Tea Applications on Lawn Care: The Boston Tour

[caption id="attachment_2437" align="alignleft" width="504" caption="This area of the Rose Kennedy Greenway in downtown Boston has not received any applications of synthetic fertilizers or herbicides — only applications of compost tea provided by Boston Tree Preservation of Woburn, Mass., as a part of ongoing organic lawn trials."][/caption] Granting a favor to a Maryland non-profit institution that is in t ...

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