In remembrance of Allen Lacy by Thomas Christopher

Sometimes a death can spark a renaissance and I am hoping that will be the case with Allen Lacy who died on December 27th at age 80. I never knew him well – we spoke over the telephone on a number of occasions and I remember running into him once at some gardening event. I cannot, alas, claim him as a friend or even a mentor — but his work was a huge inspiration to me. His columns for the Wall Street Journal (which ran from 1979 to 1985) and his 1984 book of essays, Home Ground, charted a new direction in garden writing. Previous to Lacy, American garden writing had limited itself largely to the how-to. Lacy set out to examine the where, the why and, especially, the who. Although he was a passionate plantsman, Lacy understood that gardens are largely about context, that an array of plants is interesting not just in itself but equally for what it says about the dreams and attitudes of the person who nurtures it, and for how it expresses the latent potential of the place. Lacy had a re..
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Crab Grass

Crabgrass and other annual grassy weeds are common problems in home lawns that can be treated. Proper lawn care practices to encourage a dense stand of vigorous grass are the best way to prevent weeds from invading. For example, mowing height can have a big impact. Lawns mowed higher (over 2½ inches) tend to have less problems with annual grasses such as crabgrass. Harmon and Sons can apply our Custom products to keep your lawn “Crab Grass” free! Call now for a a free estimate!
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Why do I have these weeds coming up?!? Poa Annua is actually NOT a weed, this is your Annual Bluegrass “re-seeding” itself. This occurs in spring when temperatures are between 70 and 80 degrees. This process lasts only a couple of weeks, and then your lawn will return to its natural appearance. In fact, this is very healthy and beneficial for your lawn. You will also see this again in the late fall.
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Your Spring Lawn

Your lawn goes into dormancy during the winter, frigid temperatures, drying winds, and a lack of snow cover can leave it looking tired and ragged once the snow melts. Here are two  simple steps you can take in the spring to get your lawn off to a good start for the growing season. Aerate – Aerating your lawn creates holes in the soil to allow air and water to penetrate to the root zone. This can be especially beneficial on heavy clay or compacted soils, or on areas damaged by extensive
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As Winter turns to Spring

As Winter turns to Spring, it’s time once again to pay attention to our lawns. A healthy summer lawn starts with spring maintenance and Spring is the perfect time to get a jump start on fertilization and the BEST time to prevent those pesky, lawn killing GRUBS! Our licensed Technicians are now out Aerating and treating lawns with our custom blended lawn treatments which are safe for our pets and children, yet effective at helping your lawn look beautiful, lush and green! Winter can alter soil pH, compact the soil,
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