Pest Control Services

Lawn & Plant Care

It All Starts with Your Soil.

Our customized lawn care programs are built from the ground up and they start with a soil test.  How can anyone know what your lawn needs if they don’t know what kind of shape your soil is in.  Your lawn is only as good as your soil and that is exactly where we start in order to determine what you really need, and what options we can provide to help you.  Learn about soil testing »

Lawn & Plant Care Programs to Fit Your Needs

    Residential Lawn Care

    We offer customized lawn care programs are built from the ground up just for your needs.  We start with a site analysis and soil test, then we determine what your soil needs to give you a beautiful green lawn to enjoy.    We offer three main types of service programs that can be customized and combined to get you the results you want:  Organic Lawn Care, Organic Based Lawn Care, & Low Impact Lawn Care

      Commercial Lawn Care

      For property managers and landscapers we offer commercial lawn care programs. We are here to serve you to keep your property looking its best. Whether you handle just a few sites or have several hundred to manage we have the tools and experience to help your business succeed.

        Plant Health Care

        Plant Health Care is a termed coined by the International Society of Arboriculture (More at their website).  Monitoring the health of your ornamental trees and shrubs is the first step. Monitoring is generally a free service for customers, though in some situations, such as large sites, monitoring fees may apply. A plant health care program is developed as a customized solution for an individual property.

        Our Services & Treatments

        • Grubs

          Grubs are a very destructive insect that eat the roots of turf grass. An area susceptible to grubs is a sunny and wet area. Any irrigated sunny lawn will do for grubs. The female beetle mates and lays her eggs in late July or early August. The eggs hatch and the feeding larva of the beetle (the grub) does its damage. The grub will feed until the following spring moving down into the soil as the frost line moves down staying just below the frost line. In late spring and early summer the larva will pupate and after the pupation an adult beetle emerges.  Learn more by following this link to our grub post.

        • Fungus and Disease

          Lawn fungal diseases are the result of the correct humidity and temperature. With the correct temperature and humidity on the proper host for the right amount of time fungal spores will begin to grow. Fungal spores are everywhere and it is unlikely they were carried in by you walking or a landscapers mower. Spores spread in huge numbers very easily on the wind. It’s like blaming the movement of pollen in the air on a landscaper or someone bring it in on their feet.  Learn More

        • Chinch Bugs & Other Lawn Insects

          After many years of limited activity chinch bug activity is on the rise. The chinch bug is a surface feeder that damages throughout the summer thriving on sunny and wet areas. Damage from chinch bugs starts out looking like drought stress and continues to get worse no matter how much water is applied.  Learn More

        • Weed Control

          Weed control can be added to any fertilization program we offer. For reduced risk weed control there are several options. The two that we have used for years and have had good results with are Fiesta and Tenacity. Both offer weed control for a variety of weeds with an environmentally friendly profile.

        • Aeration and Overseeding

          Aeration is done to keep air circulating in the soil and minimize the effect of soil compaction. Soil compaction restricts air, water and fertlizer in the soil. It can result in thin and stunted turf. Compaction can also allow invasion of certain weeds which are better adapted to those conditions.

        • Soil Conditioner

          Soil conditioner is used to help soil drain rapidly and hold water. It sounds impossible, but this interesting material does both very well. Soil conditioner is fired clay that has a lot of nooks and crannies in each piece. It is spread on ball fields after a rain storm to absorb water. The clay absorbs water quickly. If integrated into soils, the roots of grass near the clay, then draw out the water held by the nooks and crannies like a reservoir. This is how it helps wet areas dry out and dry areas retain moisture for plants. It can be added at each aeration and overseed at three different rates (and charges) of light, medium and heavy.

        What our customers have to say:

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        Norwood, MA
        I have been using Greenhow for about 8 months now. Haven't seen a carpenter ants or mouse since! Great friendly service, highly recommended if you're have any pest problems.
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        Belmont, MA
        We have been using Greenhow for several Years. They provide excellent service and are always very responsive.
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        Weston, MA
        Dennis was great! He was very thorough and spent time explaining where the moths lay their eggs and what they eat so we can help with prevention in between visits. He also spent a lot of time cleaned the bottom of our closets to get rid of lint, etc. Can I request Denis as our technician in the future??
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