Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Four Tips For Summer Landscapes in Pennsylvania

Summer lawn care tips

June is just around the corner and with it, summer weather and pests approach. To ensure a lush, green lawn this June, follow our four best practices!

1.   Looking For Nutsedge
Nutsedge is a type of grass that grows twice as fast as your turf and is a light green color. You can look for nutsedge between June to August. If you are interested in having your lawn treated for nutsedge, give us a call.

2.     Water once a week for an hour
Watering a few minutes each day will result in a shallow root system that needs to constantly be watered to remain healthy. Instead, we recommend that you water once a week for an hour. Not only will this allow the water to penetrate the soil and increase your lawn’s tolerance to dry conditions, but it will also cut down on weeds.

3.     Keep your mower sharp!
If you see white tissue sticking out of the leaf blades after you mow, your mower needs a tune-up. When cut from a dull blade, the turf will become nutrient deficient and will harm its growth. Be sure to sharpen your mower twice a year.

4.     Keep your grass tall

Keep your grass blades about 4 inches in length during the hot season. Tall grass keeps the soil shaded, increasing water rendition.

Want to ensure that your lawn receives the best possible care for the summer?  We are here to help! Check out our summer lawn care program at 

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Probiotics in Plants!

Have you seen the Yoplait Yogurt commercial discussing how probiotic yogurt is good for human health? Probiotics is the idea of introducing non-harmful bacteria to our gut to keep the bad bacteria in check.
The key is to keep the balance between the good and bad bacteria in harmony. While our bodies do this naturally, sometimes they need a boost.
Our bodies contain trillions of cells and microbes. In fact, the average person contains at least 400 species of microbes in the intestinal tract alone. Out of the 100 trillion cells that make up the average, only 10 trillion of them are human cells; the rest are foreign.
Plants need probiotics too! Just like in humans, there are trillions of microbes in the soil. In fact, 1 tablespoon of soil has more organisms in it than there are people on earth!
And, just like human health, probiotics are good for plant health too. By introducing good or benign (non-harmful) bacteria, pathogenic bacteria are kept at bay.
That’s why we decided to add Holganix to our turf fertility program.
What is Holganix? Holganix is a 100% organic, plant probiotic that allows us to utilize up to 50% less chemical fertilizers and 75% less pesticides than our traditional program.
Holganix is teeming with beneficial microorganisms that will allow us to naturally build healthier, beautiful more resilient plants.

Learn more about this great product we use at Vivid Lawn below:

Friday, May 6, 2016

Which Lawn Care Programs in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey are Best?

With all the lawn care companies in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey states, it can be difficult to know how to judge a good lawn care program from a mediocre or even bad one.
Here are three ways to know if you are picking the right program for your lawn.
1.  How much does it cost?
Selecting a lawn care program isn’t just about cost. Sometimes a cheap cost means a cheap and inferior program. But, you also don’t have to select the most expensive lawn care program in town.
When selecting your lawn care company, get rid of the outcasts (those that offer too much or too little) to stay on budget and still get green, weed free results.
2.  What products are they using?
Is the lawn care company using superior products? We recommend selecting companies that utilize an organic-based lawn fertilization program, especially those that use a plant probiotic. When it comes to caring for your plants, it’s not just about the nutrients (fertilizers) you feed your lawn. Plant probiotics naturally fortify the soil and roots to create healthy, resilient plants.
Combining a plant probiotic with traditional, chemical fertilizers means you are solving plant issues proactively and naturally, while reducing chemicals by up to 75%.
3. Listen to their customers!
When in doubt, look up reviews. How is the lawn care company rated on Angie’s List and Facebook? What do their testimonials say? When you are on the search for a quality lawn care company with a quality program, sometimes the customers really do know best.
Check out our lawn care program, incorporated with plant probiotics by clicking below: