Plan for Fall Growing Season

By John Braddell Whether your lawn is green or off color from summer drought. Now is the time to start your lawn for the fall growing season. The fall is absolutely the best time to repair your lawn and set in motion the way your lawn will look this fall and for next spring. ​Soil test is a good 1st step. Make sure […]

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Keep it all Growing (Late Summer)

by Sally Cunningham The summer gardening season, so long awaited, seems to pass so quickly—especially if people think of Labor Day as the end of the season. It is not! In Western New York, our yards and gardens can be productive and enjoyable well into September (and sometimes beyond). Many plants do best when nights are a […]

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Summer Gardening

Gardening and Yard Work in the height of summer

by Sally Cunningham By the end of July we are more than one-third through summer on the calendar, but this year it seems we’ve had months of summer already.  And it’s been a season of extremes. I’ll suggest specific tips and priorities for some plant problems people ask about in late July, but first it’s […]

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Landscape and Garden Checklist for May

Landscape and Garden Checklist for May

by Sally Cunningham for Lakeside Sod/ Big Yellow Bag May is the turning point for gardeners and homeowners. We can finally get going outside, at full throttle (mostly). Most freezing nights are past, soil is getting warmer, and leaf and flower buds are bursting.  So… what should you do first in the flower and vegetable […]

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Lawn Tips for Early Spring

Lawn Tips for Early Spring

Your Lawn Early Spring is the time to assess your lawn and make plans for improvements and a season of proper care. What are you seeing? A general failure, poor color, and disappointing growth last year? The pH may be the problem. Plants do not thrive if they cannot take up the nutrients they need. An […]

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Sod vs Seed

Sod vs Seed. The biggest considerations when choosing a new lawn are time and money. Think about how patient you will be in waiting for your new lawn and think about what your budget is. Seed or sod, the soil is prepared the same. Sod: If it is important to have a lawn that can […]

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