PROMOTING THE VALUE OF GREEN SPACE

Project Ever Green

Tree• One tree can remove 26 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere annually.

Gardening Tools• Gardening and yard work contribute to healthy, active living both physically and emotionally.

People • 2,500 sq. ft. of turf releases enough oxygen for a family of four to breathe.

Tree• Trees shading homes can reduce attic temperatures as much as 40 degrees

Grass • Lawns will be 30 degrees cooler than asphalt and 14 degrees cooler than bare soil in the heat of summer.

House • Smart Money magazine says that consumers value a landscaped home 11% higher than its base pace price.

Rainy Clouds• A healthy sodded lawn absorbs rainfall 6 times more effectively than a wheat field and 4 times better than a hay field.

Grass  • Turf grass, and a well-designed landscape, can increase a home’s property value by to 20%.

Wheel Barrell • Proper landscaping reduces run off from the soil into the water supply.

Grass • Grass plants are 75% water by weight.

Lawn Mower• Leaving grass clippings during mowing provides nutrients to help feed your lawn.

Graduation Cap• Studies have shown that physically active young people demonstrate higher academic at school performance at school.

Money• Project EverGreen’s revitalization project have garnered more than a $600,000 in in-kind donations.

Graduation Cap• A University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine study showed that people saw a reduction in heart rate when they walked by a lot that underwent “greening” -cleaning, debris removal, planting grass and trees, and installing a low wooden post- and rain-fence.

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SOS Natural Insect Control Treatments: Essentria IC3

Tired of dealing with those pesky pests?

Let us help!

Call Sutherlands Organic Solutions 401-764-0740/ http://www.soslawn.com/ info@soslawn.com

The information below is about the product we use for our Insect Control Sprays.  It is a natural product and is not harmful to pets, children or adults. 

Essentria IC3: Kills Crawling and Flying Insect Pests

Essentria IC3 is an all -Natural Insecticide with ingredients that kills crawling and
flying insects on contact and creates a barrier that repels others.

  • Safe and Effective: When used as directed
  • Quick Control with residual protection
  • Multi-Purpose: for indoor, outdoor, fogging, turf and ornamental, on animal and mosquito misting applications.
  • Contains natural essential plant oils with fresh scent

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS:
Rosemary Oil……………………………………………………………………………..………….10.00%
Geraniol………………………………………………………………………………………………….5.00%
Peppermint Oil…………………………………………………………………………………………2.00%
OTHER INGREDIENTS:
Wintergreen Oil, White Mineral Oil, Vanillin, Polyglycerol Oleate………………83.00%
Total:…………………………………………………………………………………………….…. 100.00%

For more information on Essentria IC3 please visit our website for material safety and data sheet Or ENVINCIO website below for the full disclosure of product label information.

SOS Offered Programs- Guaranteed Organic Based & 100% Organic Based

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“We are a lawncare company committed to helping your lawn look its best and our earth help itself.”

We offer two Lawncare Programs: Guaranteed Organic Based & 100% Organic Based

Our materials are environmentally safe for families and pets

Our Guaranteed Organic Based Program Includes the following 6 applications: (Fertilizer, Crabgrass Prevention, Summer Weed Control, Grub/Insect Prevention & Lime):

1. Early Spring Fertilizer with Crabgrass Prevention
2. Late Spring Fertilizer with Crabgrass Prevention/Summer Weed Control
3. Early Summer Fertilizer – Grub & Insect Prevention with Summer Weed Control
4. Late Summer – Double Service (Lime & Fertilizer) with Summer Weed Control
5. Early Fall Fertilizer with Summer/Fall Weed Control
6. Late Fall – Double Service (Lime & Fertilizer) with Summer/Fall Weed Control
Fall Core Aeration & Over-Seeding (Recommended)
Natural Insect Spray Essentria IC3 (As Requested Only)

Please keep in mind our Fertilizer promotes healthy growth of all turf grass and weed types. While our weed control, will help to combat the Summer weeds, there is a chance that not all weeds will be eliminated within a Season. Eliminating weeds does take time and we need the homeowners help to do so. A Helpful Hint to eliminate weeds on your lawn this Sumer Season will be to keep your lawn cut at a high length of at least 3 ½ “+ no shorter. Weeds thrive in short length, the longer the grass the less sunlight the weeds will have to promote growth. In order to help us do a good weed control application on your lawn this Season, please try to mow your lawn after our scheduled Application, the longer the grass the better weed control application we can apply, as we will be able to target the weeds tissue. Best time to Mow: Mid-Morning 8:00am- 10:00am: Ideal time of day to mow your lawn. Waiting till mid-morning allows for the morning dew and irrigation to dry. Its best to mow the lawn before the heat of the day sets in. Also, consider getting your lawn Aerated & Seeded (A/O) this Season. Even if it isn’t with us, Fall Aeration & Seeding is the best cultural practice and the most natural way to combat weeds. If you do go to a 3rd party for the Fall A/O or you decide to do it yourself, please contact us and we can provide you with the best Grass Seed to use so you get great results.

Our 100% Organic Based Program (Lime & Fertilizer Only) Includes the following 6 applications:

1. Early Spring Fertilizer Only
2. Late Spring Fertilizer Only
3. Early Summer Fertilizer Only
4. Late Summer – Double Service (Lime & Fertilizer)
5. Early Fall Fertilizer Only
6. Late Fall – Double Service (Lime & Fertilizer)
Fall Core Aeration & Over-Seeding (Highly Recommended)
Natural Insect Spray Essentria IC3 (As Requested Only)

Please keep in mind our Fertilizer promotes healthy growth of all turf grass and weed types. Without weed control, your lawn might experience a weedy season. Our advice to eliminate weeds on your lawn this Sumer Season is to keep your lawn cut at a high length of at least 4”. Weeds thrive in short length, the longer the grass the less sunlight the weeds will have to promote growth. Also consider getting your lawn Aerated & Seeded (A/O) this Season. Even if it isn’t with us, Fall Aeration & Seeding is the best cultural practice and the most natural way to combat weeds. If you do go to a 3rd party for the Fall A/O or you decide to do it yourself, please contact us and we can provide you with the best Grass Seed to use so you get great results.

Breakdown of our Materials:

  • Our Fertilizer is Organic Based
  • Our Pesticide is a Natural Product
  • Our Weed Control is a low Toxicity Chemical. Therefore, the Weed Control is only applied where needed on the property. We never do a blanket application unless requested by homeowner. (Our Weed Control is only strong enough to kill weeds not grass.) The material only needs 3 hours of drying time then it is safe for adults, children and pets to be on the property.
    • Our Grub Prevention is a low Toxicity Chemical. This application is only applied once throughout the Season and this is the only application, we ask you to water in once it has been completed. (Our Grub Prevention is so low in toxicity that its only strong enough to dissolve the beetle egg, not the actual grub.)

Please call SOS 401-764-0740 / info@soslawn.com / http://www.soslawn.com for FREE LAWN ANALYSIS with ESTIMATE

Licensed in MA, CT RI and comply with all state regulation

How to Kill Grass/Weeds Invading a Flower Bed -Using Natural Alternatives

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Unwanted grass/weeds invading your flower bed is a nuisance. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend the whole growing season on your hands and knees pulling out grass/weeds. By using newspaper to smother the grass, or applying selective herbicides to your flower bed, you can begin to take your flower bed back from invading weeds.

Here are 2 Helpful Options to rid your flower beds from pesky grass/weeds:

Option 1:
1. Lay down sheets of newspaper over the invasive grass/weeds. Make the newspaper barrier around four sheets thick for the best results. Leave room around the bases of the flowers in the flower bed. If you don’t have a lot of newspaper lying around, try getting some at your local recycling plant.

2. Wet the sheets of newspaper with a hose. Get them wet enough that they won’t blow away in the wind. Getting the newspapers wet will also help them decompose faster, which will be good for your flower bed.

3. Add a three-inch (7.6 cm) layer of mulch over the newspaper. You can use any type of mulch, like shredded wood chips, leaves, or compost.

4. Pull out any grass/weeds that manages to grow through the newspaper. If you don’t want to pull out the grass/weeds by hand, try using an herbicide to kill the grass/weeds and stop it from spreading.

5. Repeat the process every year to prevent new grass/weeds from growing. Lay down more newspaper, smothering any existing grass/weeds in the flower bed, and add a fresh layer of mulch.

Option 2:
1. Pour boiling water onto the grass/weeds. One natural way to kill your grass/weeds only requires water. Fill a pot with water and bring it to a boil on the stove. Then, carefully carry the pot to the flower bed and pour the water directly onto the grass/weeds. Be extremely cautious when handling the water, as it can burn you if you spill it on yourself. Do not pour any hot water onto your flowers, or you may accidentally kill them as well. Refill the pot with water and boil it if you don’t cover all of the grass/weeds with the first pot of water.

2. Spray a vinegar mixture onto the grass/weeds. To create a natural vinegar mixture that should be able to kill your grass/weeds, mix together 1 gallon (3.8 l) of white vinegar and 1 cup (240 ml) of table or rock salt. Stir in 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of dish soap and pour the mixture into the body of a garden sprayer. Spray your unwanted grass/weeds directly with the sprayer.

3. Cover the grass/weeds in lemon juice. Lemon juice is another chemical-free option that may be able to kill your grass/weeds. Douse the grass/weeds in lemon juice and then check on the grass/weeds after 1-2 days. By this time, the grass/weeds should be mostly dead. If not, repeat the process until you’ve achieved your desired results.

https://www.wikihow.com/Kill-Grass-Invading-a-Flower-Bed

Co-authored by: Maggie Moran

Welcome Spring 2020 – Call us for a Free Estimate

Happy Spring,

red flower bouquet on brown leather boots during snow weather
Photo by Alena Koval on Pexels.com

We do hope all is well with you and yours. 😊

Winter is coming to an end and Spring is right around the corner. We would like to touch base with a friendly reminder, we will be starting up our Lawncare Services in late March, or early April depending on the weather conditions.

Please give us a call or e-mail this Spring if you are interested in Lawncare this Season.  Once we receive your request, we will schedule a time for our Lawn Service Manager to come out to your property and provide you with an Estimate. Once the Estimate has been completed he will leave the Lawn Analysis and Estimate with you for your review.

You do not need to be at the property for the Estimate. If no one is home at the time of the Estimate the Service Manager will leave the Estimate either at your door or in your mailbox. If for any reason you cannot find the Estimate that has been left behind please e-mail or call the office, we will be able to provide you with a copy of the Estimate.

Our time frame for an Estimate to be completed is no longer than a week but depending on weather and scheduling you might see us sooner.

Breakdown of our Materials:

• Our Fertilizer is Organic Based
• Our Pesticide is a Natural Product
• Our Weed Control is a low Toxicity Chemical. Therefore, the Weed Control is only applied where needed on the property. We never do a blanket application unless requested by homeowner. (Our Weed Control is only strong enough to kill weeds not grass.) The material only needs 3 hours of drying time then it is safe for adults, children and pets to be on the property.
• Our Grub Prevention is a low Toxicity Chemical . This application is only applied once throughout the Season and this is the only application we ask you to water in once it has been completed. (Our Grub Prevention is so low in toxicity that its only strong enough to dissolve the beetle egg, not the actual grub.)

If you would like to join our program please let us know ,we would be happy begin working with your property and making it enjoyable for you and your family throughout the Summer months.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Word Press Blog! Our purpose is to reach customers and friends to share important tips and facts about lawncare Do’s and Don’ts and much more.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you. You are a valued customer, and we will always do everything possible to ensure your satisfaction.

(401) 764-0740 / info@soslawn.com 

Licensed in MA, CT RI and comply with all state regulations

Snow Mold/Dangers of Snow Piles

Do you still have snow piles on your lawn?

Smow Mold 2If you do, you are in great company! Most of us still have snow lingering on our lawns and while the temperatures are slowly beginning to rise the snow remains.

Did you know that piles of snow can create snow mold on your lawn? Snow mold is a sneaky disease that damages your grass after the snow melts.

While, there is no way to entirely prevent snow mold from growing on your lawn, there is one essential step you can take that can help lessen the possibility of snow mold becoming an issue on your lawn this Spring.

If you have snow piles on your lawn, spread the snow out evenly throughout your lawn. This important step will not only help the snow melt faster but it will decrease your chance of snow mold.

SNOW MOLD
“Snow mold, also known as snow rot, is a lawn disease that thrives under snow or wet leaves during the winter months. It can have a grayish or pinkish color and take on a web-like appearance. Snow mold occurs when too much snow stays on the ground for extended periods of time. The longer the snow sticks around or the wet leaves are left in place, the more it spreads. As the temperatures begin to warm up snow mold will likely go away on its own. If not, you’ll need to rake the area and reseed any bare spots.” (www.lowes.com)Snow Mold

How to Deter Turkeys: 5 Humane, Wild Turkey-Friendly Tips By Nite Guard LLC

Turkeys

#1 Easy Pickins
Get to the bottom of why wild turkeys invaded your neighborhood. Do you see them gobbling up food scraps in your neighbor’s backyard? Or, do they hang out near your bird feeder, waiting for seeds to fall? Like any wild animal, if they find a place where they can easily get food, they’ll stick around. So, what you need to do is create a food desert. As much as you enjoy watching the wild birds perched on your bird feeder, you need to store the feeder in the shed. Also, politely ask your neighbor to stop feeding the wild turkeys. Other potential sources of food for wild turkeys include garbage cans, grass seeds, nut trees, and berry bushes. Secure your garbage cans, cut your grass often, and install a fence around your fruit-bearing plants and garden.

#2 Climb to the Top
The Humane Society of the United States recommends positioning yourself at the top of the turkey pecking order. This way, your neighborhood turkey will fear you, rather than treat you like a doormat. How do you climb to the top? The Humane Society recommends using noisemakers (a can of pennies works great), waving your arms overhead, throwing tennis balls, hosing turkeys down with squirt guns, or employing any other method that will scare away the turkey, but not physically harm or injure it.

#3 Sculpture Garden
Create a “sculpture garden” in your yard. Install a 3D coyote replica and a scarecrow as 24/7 sentinels. The neighborhood turkeys won’t know what to make of these “sculptures”, especially if you move them frequently, giving them the appearance of being mobile creatures, who could strike at any moment.

#4 The Day and Night Dream Team
Nite Guard offers the day and night dream team. During the day, when turkeys are active, install Nite Guard Repellent Tape. And for night, we offer Nite Guard Solar lights. Like us, turkeys sleep at night. However, in the event your neighborhood turkey wanders around at night, it’s best to have all your bases covered with day and night protection. Our durable flash tape creates bright flashes of light and loud, crackling noises that scare away wild turkeys. With its red flashing light, Nite Guard Solar lights mimic the presence of a predator, which triggers the fight or flight response, resulting in the wild turkey fleeing your property.

#5 Not a B&B
As mentioned in tip #4, turkeys sleep at night, and are active during the day. In the evening, they search for a nice, comfy spot to roost, such as on your roof, in one of your trees, or in among your bushes. Don’t be their B&B. Install bird wire and prune your trees and bushes to give these turkeys zero roosting options.

Coyote Urine or blood granules can also be used to serve as a deter for Wild Turkeys. Coyote Urine can be purchased at Pet Shops and/or Online at Walmart or Lowe’s. Apply the Coyote Urine several times throughout your property, the scent will give the illusion a predator has made a home on your property.

http://www.niteguard.com/post/how-to-deter-turkeys-5-humane-wild-turkey-friendly-tips