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SCHEDULE YOUR FALL TREE TRIMMING
 
Winter is on its way, so schedule your fall tree trimming project now! Grosh’s Lawn Service offers professional tree trimming, tree thinning, and tree removal, as well as expert guidance to make sure your trees are the best they can be. Don't wait until the next storm with high winds, or for a heavy snow to weigh down tree branches. Give Tom a call today at 301-842-0062!
ADD SOME GREEN TO YOUR WALLET, AND YOUR FRIEND'S LAWN, WITH A REFERRAL!

Remember if you refer a friend, family member, employer, co-worker, or Facebook friend to Grosh’s Lawn Service, you will receive a $25.00 gift card to Amazon or your favorite restaurant. Share Grosh’s Lawn Service posts on Facebook & Google+ and receive the referral bonus when they sign up for our services. It is that easy to help us GROW what we LOVE to MOW!
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Let Tom know why you choose to work with Grosh's Lawn Service. Email him today. 
INDUSTRY'S BEST VALUE

Grosh's Lawn Service Premium Lawn & Landscaping Service is the industry's best value in Clear Spring, Hagerstown, and Williamsport, Maryland. 

Summer is here, let us take care of your lawn and landscape needs so you can spend time with your family and friends!

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Applying an early fall lawn treatment help promote growth and help the lawn recover from this summer's draft. Last week, Tom and the team started the early fall lawn application of fertilizer and Broadleaf weed control (where needed). 

Contact Tom today to schedule your application today. Email him at
Tom@GroshsLawnService.com.
CHECK OUT OUR BLOG

Curious about Grosh's Lawn Service, or want to learn more about the services we offer? 

Whether you want to know about landscaping, flower gardens, or mulching for your landscaping, you can learn more, and see examples of our work, on the Grosh's Lawn Service
 blog
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DID YOU KNOW?

Well-maintained lawns and landscapes can add up to 15% to a property's value? Learn more by visiting www.groshslawnservice.com
Landscaping for Joan Hull Clear Spring MD by Grosh's Lawn Se
Grosh's Lawn Service Honors the Memory of Joan Hull
Dedicated Clear Spring Historian passed away last week.

It is with great sadness that we at Grosh's Lawn Service announce that our beloved client, and lifelong Clear Spring resident, Joan Hall, has passed away. Joan was a longtime historian who loved to share bits of historical knowledge with anyone and everyone! As many know, she, along with Linda Irvin Craig, lead the charge for saving Plumb Grove.

I wanted to share a story with you about Joan, and a special project that our team completed for her. The Grosh's Lawn Service team loved working at Mrs. Hull's home. Each week, she made sure that she had treats on hand for our four-legged friends that joined us at the job. In fact, she usually asked for the dogs to come inside her home to see her on days she could not make it outside.

Early morning on Saturday, July 25, Grosh's Lawn Service surprised Mrs. Hull with an Extreme Landscape Makeover at her home. Tom and the team trimmed all the shrubs, pulled all the weeds, cut off all the wild trees, removed dead shrubs and plants, cleaned up all the down tree limbs and leaves in the landscape beds.

 
We then edged all the landscape beds, removed all the sod from edging and then mulched with Mrs. Hull's favorite color RED! She so loved red mulch and how the evergreen shrubs looked against the red mulch.

We are so grateful for the time we got to spend with Mrs. Hull and wanted to share this story as an example of what landscaping can do for you, and the ones you cherish. A well-designed landscape can raise your spirit and makes life so much more enjoyable and bright!

If you are interested in an Extreme Landscape Makeover, whether for yourself, or someone else, contact Tom today. Email him at Tom@GroshsLawnService.com or give him a call at 301-842-0062.
Fall Aeration
Do you know what is in this photo?

Over-seeding, combined with aeration, will help thicken a lawn where the grass is thin, or has died out. It also provides the following benefits to your lawn and its root system:
  • fertilizers and nutrients get access to the root system;
  • oxygen gets to the roots and the soil allowing it to breathe;
  • water is able to better soak  into the soil and reach the root system;
  • helps to break up thatch;
  • tight, compacted soil is loosened up allowing the root system to grow.
Did you know that compacted soil makes it very hard for rain/ moisture to reach the roots of the grass? When soil is compacted, most if not all of the moisture, runs off and there is no benefit to the grass or surrounding trees, shrubs or the water table! Plus, compacted soil makes it very difficult for the nutrients (fertilizer) to reach the grass' roots. Aeration solves these problems!

When aerating a lawn, also give some serious consideration to over seeding at the same time to help thicken up the turf and to compensate for areas that have thin turf  or where the turf has lived it's life cycle and died out.

We recommend that the lawn be as weed free as possible to achieve the best possible results from the aeration.

For more information on aeration, email Tom today at
Tom@GroshsLawnService.com or give him a call at 301-842-0062.
The Critter Column
Veterinarian Hannah M. Smith, DVM provides clients with feedback on their questions.

Please
email Tom to submit a question for next month's newsletter.
 
Keep That Winter Weight Off Your Four-Legged Friends

Keeping your pets at a healthy weight is vital. Did you know that 53% or dogs and 55% of cats in America are overweight or obese? This can lead to many health problems for your four-legged family member, resulting in increased veterinary costs, and decrease in lifespan, and quality of life.  

Specifically, overweight and obese pets are more prone to osteoarthritis, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart and respiratory disease, kidney disease, and cancer. This means less quality of life for your pet, more medications, more trips to the vet, and a shortened life.  

In order to get your pet looking svelte again, these three things are important.

 
  1. Decrease the amount of food and make sure you are measuring! Look at the back of the bag of dog food and feed for ideal weight instead of current weight (talk to your vet about an ideal weight for your pet). Remember, spayed and neutered dogs often need even less than what is printed on the back of the bag.
     
  2. Cut down on treats!  Yes, that means very limited table scraps, and dog treats. Use them sparingly as a reward.
     
  3. Increase exercise!  Long slow walks are great, or go to the local dog park, play fetch, or go for a jog. Your dog will love spending time with you and will be happy to get those extra pounds off.
What Our Clients Are Saying
 

Thank you Tom and crew for all the hard work you've done over the past several years. Not only does our lawn look fantastic, but now with the leaves falling I truly appreciate your clean up around the shrubs, patio and flowers beds. You guys are GREAT!

-Barbara W.
DISCLAIMER: The contents of Grosh's Grass Gazette, such as text, graphics, images, and other material contained on this site ("Content") are for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinarian advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian with any questions you may have regarding the medical condition of your pet. Never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read in this newsletter!

If you think your pet has a medical emergency, call or visit your veterinarian or your local veterinary emergency hospital immediately. 
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