European crane fly lawn damage shows up in the Spring

European crane fly (ECF)(tipula paludosa) thrives in our area because of our mild Winters, cool Summers and abundant rainfall.  The adult crane fly looks like a long skinny mosquito.  The larvae develop a thick jacket over the Winter while feeding on your lawn’s roots, earning the nickname “leatherback”. One of the tell tales of (ECF) infestation is the presence of birds feeding on the abundant larvae.  Holes in the lawn, […]

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Controlling moss in your lawn

Moss generally begins to establish with fall rains and peaks in the spring.  Moss growth declines in the summer as conditions become drier.  Wet, poorly drained and compacted soils favor moss encroachment.  Moss needs very little sunlight but plenty of moisture. Because moss is not dependent on sunlight for photosynthesis, it can thrive in shady areas where your lawn cannot.  Lawns in the shade have a greater moss problem than […]

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Pet Friendly Lawn Care Services

A healthy Barefoot Lawn is the best place to enjoy your pet! Our products are safe for people, pets and the environment providing sustainable effective results. Our technicians are licensed and trained, and our equipment is calibrated and well maintained. We blend our own fertilizer and spray it directly on the lawn.  We ask our customers to keep their pets off the lawn for about an hour to allow the […]

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Fall is one of the best times to fertilize

Fall is the time of year when cool season turfgrass recovers from summer stresses.  As temperatures decline and soil moisture increases, grass plants begin accumulating carbohydrates for shoot and root growth.  This carbohydrate reserve increases root growth without excessive shoot growth.  Roots grow well when soil temperatures are between 40-65 degrees while shoot growth is favored in the 60-75 degree range. The stored energy is used for: Winter hardiness Shoot […]

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Summer Lawn Stress

You may have areas in your lawn that look stressed and then turn brown when the Summer temperatures begin to rise.  These are the most common reasons: -Localized dry spots Even the best irrigation systems have areas that do not receive the same coverage as other areas.  Once an area is dry it can become hydrophobic or hard to get wet again.  These localized dry spots require more attention.  Take […]

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