Dandelion – the ubiquitous weed – is a flowering plant belonging to the Asteraceae family. There are several fun and interesting dandelion facts that shed light on different aspects of this plant.    Taraxacum officinale, dandelion’s botanical name, has been derived from some Greek words referring to the medicinal characteristics of this species. ‘Dandelion’, their common name, has been…

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Don’t let weeds take over as snow and ice leave your lawn Weed control is absolutely an all-year round job for lawn owners. Fighting weeds and all methods of weed prevention, however, are best done in the fall and in early spring. These are the best times in your year-long calendar to take advantage of…

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Fall is the best time to Fertilize The key to managing a healthy lawn is to have a strong root system backed up by a large carbohydrate (food) reserve stored in the roots and crown of the plant. This allows the grass to recover from long winter dormancy and to with stand stress incurred by…

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