What are the red and pink patches in my lawn?

Olympia & DuPont Lawn Care Maintenance Red thread is a turfgrass disease also known as corticium disease or pink patch.  You notice the red, thread-like structures at the tip of the leaf or pink mycelium at the edges of a straw-colored patch. The dormant disease overwinters on the leaves and thatch layers of previously infected plants and can remain viable for over two years.  The thread-like structures break loose and […]

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How do I control weeds in my lawn? Olympia & DuPont Lawn Care Experts

How do I control weeds in my lawn? Olympia & DuPont Lawn Care Experts Most broadleaf weeds in lawns are controlled with a selective herbicide.  Selective herbicide kills weeds by causing the cells in the plant tissue to divide and grow without stopping.  With the proper rate and timing, selective herbicide only effects dicotyledons, also known as dicots, seeds that have 2 embryonic leaves like broadleaf weeds.  It has no […]

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Coronavirus: Message to Our Customers

During this uncertain time, our customers’ health and well being is our highest priority. As we continue monitoring developments related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), rest assured, we are committed to doing everything we can to ensure our customers and employees are safe. As a note, we are running on normal business hours at this time. Should you have concerns regarding our services, we’re here to support you and offer flexibility to […]

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What to do about dog urine spots in your lawn

One of the best things about having a beautiful lawn is sharing it with your canine companion, so keeping up with the damage caused by dog urine is important.  Dog urine spots are a result of a high concentration of nitrogen and related salts.  It’s like putting too much fertilizer in a small spot of your lawn. You could water the specific area with a hose or watering can to […]

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What kind of grass is in my lawn?

What kind of grass is in my lawn? | Olympia & DuPont Lawn Care Company Most of the lawns in our area start out as a 3-way blend of Perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) (PRG).  Perennial ryegrass is a cool season grass that thrives in our moist and cool climate.  PRG has a rapid germination rate and vigorous seedling growth.  It prefers full sun but will tolerate some shade.  It […]

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