Welcome Spring 2020 – Call us for a Free Estimate

Happy Spring,

red flower bouquet on brown leather boots during snow weather
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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.

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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, 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


#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.


Valley Green’s 6 Drought Tips for Keeping Your Lawn Green

Water Ban

If you notice any of the following signs, you should do a thorough watering as soon as possible to help your lawn stay out of drought mode, if your municipality allows it:
• change in color (dull gray, blue/green at first);
• lingering prints or marks after stepping or driving on grass; and,
• folded or rolled grass blades/wilting.

Lawns rarely need to be watered every day. Keep your grass healthy with about one inch of water per week.

If you’re using sprinklers, make sure they distribute water evenly and deeply throughout the lawn. If you find patches of dry, discolored grass, you’ll know the watering isn’t even.

Taller grass will help protect your soil from drying out. Depending on your lawn’s species, set your mower deck higher – anywhere from 3-½-5 inches tall – to protect the soil and help conserve water.
Also, mowing less frequently helps the grass stay higher and healthier, because you’ll be cutting less of the blade off each time.

You may be used to throwing out your clippings, but it’s best to spread them on your lawn. Spread them evenly to give it an extra source of nutrients, as well as moisture and shade to help the soil retain moisture.

The sharper your blades, the smoother your cut will be and the more accurate your height setting will be. Be sure to sharpen them often.


Heat wave lawncare: 5 Tips for green grass all Summer


1. Keep your lawn long. Longer lawns do a better job of retaining water and standing up to heat. If you can, wait for a cooler day to mow and you will minimize water loss.

2. Be careful not to over fertilize your lawn. Extreme heat and too much lawn fertilizer are a bad combination. You’re likely to damage your lawn if you over apply.

3. Water in the early morning. Early morning watering is a good idea for lawncare throughout the year, but during a heat wave, it is particularly useful in fighting evaporation, which dries out your garden.

4. Water deeply. Light and frequent watering might seem like a good idea for a parched lawn. But in fact, a deep watering two or three times a week works best, particularly during heat waves. Deeper watering helps the lawn extend its roots deeper into the soil, where moisture can be found even after the top inch or two of soil dries out.

5. Mow late or early. This last tip is for you! Don’t mow your lawn in the blazing sun of a 90-degree day. Skip the heat stroke and wait till evening.

Summer heat can be hard on your lawn. But with a little extra care, you and your lawn can both make it through to the cooler days ahead.


http://www.allaboutlawns.com/lawn-maintenance-care/seasonal-lawn-care/5-tips-for-grass-green. By Dawn West, All About Lawns Columnist