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How to Get Rid of Crabgrass in the Lawn

Darren Kincaid - Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Monnick Supply, Marlborough, Framingham, MA

Crabgrass gets its name because it grows low to the ground with stems that radiate out from the center of the grass clump, resembling crab legs. Seeds begin to sprout in mid-spring, as soon as the soil temperature reaches 55 °F, and crabgrass can quickly become a problem during the summer because it is able to grow vigorously in hot, dry conditions. Crabgrass is an opportunistic annual weed that will grow in the thin and bare spots in your lawn. Before it dies in the fall, a single crabgrass plant produces thousands of seeds that can germinate the following spring.

How to Kill Crabgrass

If you only have a few crabgrass plants in your lawn, you can treat them with a ready-to-use product like Scotts® Spot Weed Control - For Lawns. This spray will kill crabgrass and listed weeds down to the root without harming your lawn, when used as directed. You can also pull crabgrass by hand using a hand trowel or digging knife, but it should be done early in the season before the plants can produce seeds.

If crabgrass has taken over your lawn, it’s time to treat with a product like, Roundup® For Lawns3 Ready-To-Spray, which is ideal for applying to your entire lawn. The fast-acting formula starts killing on contact and kills weeds down to the root so they don't come back. Always be sure to follow instructions before using any product.

Here are a few more tips for preventing crabgrass:

Mow at the proper height. You can discourage crabgrass by mowing at the proper height for your grass type. Mowing higher, usually at one of the top two setting on your mower, allows taller grass blades to shade the soil, which in turn helps prevent the germination of crabgrass seeds.

Feed regularly. A thick, full lawn seldom contains much crabgrass. When your lawn is underfed and stressed out, however, it has a greater chance of being taken over by weeds. Feeding your lawn regularly, every 6 to 8 weeks, during the growing season with a lawn fertilizer like Scotts® Turf Builder® Lawn Food (as directed) helps your lawn stay thick and lush, making it less welcoming to weeds (like crabgrass) by leaving little space for them to grow.

Deep water your lawn. Weeds are better adapted to adverse growing conditions than most lawn grasses. Shallow, frequent watering encourages shallow root growth, making the grass more likely to suffer during periods of heat and drought. That kind of stress can lead to thin patches and bare spots that crabgrass will take advantage of. Instead, water lawns deeply (to a depth of 6 to 8 inches) and infrequently to encourage your lawn to develop deeper roots, so it can grow thicker to help crowd out weeds.

Repair lawn damage. Crabgrass plants will be killed by frost in the fall, leaving behind bare spots. Don’t panic! All you need to do is repair the bare spots to help keep new weeds out. Fill the spots with a patching product, like Scotts® EZ Seed® Patch & Repair, and keep it watered until the new grass is established. For more information on lawn care, contact Monnick Supply in Marlborough and Framingham, MA.

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Choosing the Right Exterior Paint

Darren Kincaid - Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Monnick Supply, Marlborough and Framingham

When painting the exterior of your house and other outdoor features, you have two important characteristics to keep in mind: how well it lasts and how good it looks.

is no small investment, so choosing the best paint color for the exterior surfaces of your house means picking colors that look great and last. Benjamin Moore Aura® has you covered with durable paints that resist the punishing effects of weather—and have a lifetime limited warranty to prove it.

Foolproof Color Picks

To narrow down your color choices, build an exterior palette around the elements of the house that won’t change, such as roofing materials and stone or brick components. Pick contrasting but complementary colors to highlight architectural elements and add dimension. Similar color undertones will link the elements together.

Take a Look Around

The best inspiration may come from stepping outside. Select hues that are compatible with your neighborhood, architectural style and natural surroundings. For exterior colors inspired by classic American design and architecture, look no further than Benjamin Moore’s Historical Collection for tried and true favorites that are perfect for any home.

The Right Light

Just like interior paint colors, exterior colors shift depending on how the light hits them—and can look different when applied than they do on a chip. Make regret-free choices by buying a quart of paint and applying it on inconspicuous areas of all sides of your house. Visit your samples throughout the day until you’re comfortable with your choice.

Finish Lines

Color is only one aspect of an exterior paint choice; sheen is another important factor. Low Lustre finish is a top choice for the main siding color—the low-reflective finish adds a slight gloss, hides surface imperfections and cleans well. Semi-gloss paints add extra durability and clean up easily, making them a good choice for areas such as windowsills that bear the brunt of weather shifts. High gloss finishes make color look richer but magnify surface imperfections.

Find the Perfect Color for Your Home Exterior

Make your home the envy of the neighborhood with a beautiful, elegant and striking exterior.

Ben Exterior is our trusted, durable classic that delivers mildew resistance, advanced protection and superior adhesion.

Experience a Different Kind of Paint Store

Monnick Supply in Marlborough and Framingham sells Benjamin Moore Paint. We offer an unparalleled retail experience, far beyond "take a number." Contact us.

Source: benjaminmoore.com

Ferris Commercial Lawn Mowers: Experience Suspension

Darren Kincaid - Monday, July 08, 2019

Make this mowing season all about enjoying the experience...When you ride on your new Ferris® commercial mower featuring patented suspension technology you'll have more than freshly manicured grass, you'll experience productivity and comfort like never before..And because you won't be slowing down for those rough spots, you'll mow more lawn in less time. Ferris -- Experience Suspension!

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Massachusetts Tax-Free Weekend is Set For August 17-18

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 02, 2019
Monnick Supply - Tax Free Weekend

Massachusetts’ annual sales tax holiday will be held the weekend of Aug. 17-18, 2019.

Both the House and the Senate agreed on the date in resolutions passed during sparsely attended informal legislative sessions on Thursday.

This is the first year that Massachusetts retailers have been assured that the sales tax holiday weekend will occur, after the so-called Grand Bargain signed by Gov. Charlie Baker in 2018 made the annual tax holiday permanent.

In the past, lawmakers have decided each summer whether to hold a sales tax holiday, based on the condition of state revenues.

Retailers say the sales tax holiday boosts sales during a slow time of summer.

Under the new law, lawmakers have until June 15 to set the dates of the annual holiday, or the Department of Revenue will do it.

The sales tax break will apply to purchases under $2,500. It will exclude purchases of tobacco, marijuana, alcohol, cars, motorboats, telecommunications, gas, steam and electricity.

Shoppers save approximately $20 million a year during the two-day waiver of the state’s 6.25% sales tax.

Come visit Monnick Supply in Framingham and Marlborough, MA.

Source: masslive.com


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