Prep Your Lawn for the Spring

This winter was cold! The weather was not only treacherous for us but it caused plenty of damage to our lawns. There was a lot of rain causing the soils to be extra saturated creating an ideal growing condition for Poa Annua and thinning out our lawns. Then we had more days below freezing this Continue reading

Red Thread in Lawns

We have started our lawn fertilization program using our special liquid mixture that helps snap lawns out of their winter blues. There are many benefits to having a good fertilization program, even more than just making them greener. Now is the time we are seeing a lot of the fungus Red Thread in our landscapes. Continue reading

Homeshield Perimeter Pest Control

One of the unfortunate realities of living in the Willamette Valley, is the constant presence of ants. Whether they are in your landscape, or taking up residence in your kitchen, ants and other creepy crawlies are a nuisance. Luckily, here at Rasmussen Spray Service, we have spent many years developing techniques to take care of Continue reading

European Crane Fly Damage to Lawns

In the Northwest, lawns are very susceptible to the European Crane Fly. The adult crane fly are harmless insects that are actually a beneficial food source for birds and other animals. They are also great for controlling the mosquito population throughout the summer. However, the crane fly larvae are known for decimating lawns in our Continue reading