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What to Do for Your Lawn Now

Once late-fall/winter weather arrives, you lawn will mostly rest until spring returns. Mowing, fertilizing and aerification are no longer needed, except perhaps for cool-season lawns that are still growing. However, weed control and periodic irrigation may be required. Follow the tips below to help keep your lawn healthy as the temperatures continue to drop.
• Tall […]

By |October 31st, 2017|General|Comments Off on What to Do for Your Lawn Now

Take a Hole-by-Hole Tour of Bluejack National!

Recently, veteran golfer Andy Johnson (with The Fried Egg) posted a lengthy review of his visit to BlueJack National, Tiger Woods’ first American-designed golf course, located just outside Houston, TX. Johnson not only describes each hole in detail, with insider advice, but he also posts several photos of each gorgeously manicured hole. On the fairways, […]

By |October 27th, 2017|Zeon zoysiagrass|Comments Off on Take a Hole-by-Hole Tour of Bluejack National!

Brown Patch on Tall Fescue Lawns

In our area, tall fescue (a cool-season grass) is one of the most popular lawn grasses, since it stays green year-round and has good tolerance to many environmental stresses. However, in general, the species is highly susceptible to a summertime disease called brown patch, caused by Rhizoctonia solani. This fungus causes tan, roughly circular patches […]

By |May 31st, 2017|General|Comments Off on Brown Patch on Tall Fescue Lawns

What to Do Now for Your Spring-into-Summer Lawn

Ready to get started in prepping your lawn for the summer months ahead? Below are a few tips to keep it healthy and lush as the weather warms up.

√ Mow a bermudagrass or zoysiagrass lawn when it first turns green, with a rotary mower set as low as possible without scalping. Mow before the grass […]

By |April 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What to Do Now for Your Spring-into-Summer Lawn

Managing Thatch on Lawns

Several varieties of lawn grasses (such as zoysiagrass, bermudagrass, St. Augustine and centipedegrass) are vigorous growers and produce large quantities of stems, rhizomes, stolons and roots that are resistant to decay. That layer of dead, non-decayed organic matter that develops between the green grass and the soil surface is called thatch.

A shallow layer (1/2” or […]

By |March 27th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Managing Thatch on Lawns

Is Your Lawn Sunny or Shady?

Most grasses need at least some sun to perform at their best, and several grasses — such as some varieties of warm-season grasses — require full sun (at least eight hours a day). So, before selecting a grass for your lawn, evaluate how much sunlight it receives during the day, especially during summer.

Heavily shaded lawns […]

By |February 28th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Is Your Lawn Sunny or Shady?

Your “Sleepy” Lawn Right Now

Much like some animals, most types of lawn grasses “hibernate” during winter, when their growth drastically slows during cold temperatures. Although cool-season grasses (tall fescue, bluegrass and ryegrass) remain green, most warm-season grasses (bermudagrass, zoysiagrass, St. Augustinegrass and centipedegrass) typically start to discolor and turn tan after average temperatures drop under about 50°F and particularly […]

By |January 31st, 2017|General|Comments Off on Your “Sleepy” Lawn Right Now

UGA Video Details the Story of TifTuf Certified Bermudagrass

Dr. Brian Schwartz, a turfgrass breeder at the University of Georgia who has extensively documented his research on TifTuf bermudagrass, has released a 23-minute video that details many of his eye-opening results. Originally selected for its superior drought tolerance, TifTuf has proven under strenuous trials to not only use less water than other bermudagrass varieties, […]

By |November 17th, 2016|TifTuf bermudagrass|Comments Off on UGA Video Details the Story of TifTuf Certified Bermudagrass

Non-Turf Lawns Can Backfire, As They Did in Los Angeles

A recent article published on Bloomberg.com illustrates the dangers of municipalities financially rewarding citizens who replace their lawn grass with an alternative surface, such as gravel. According to the article, the years-long drought in southern California spurred local water districts to offer a combined rebate of $3.75 per square foot for homeowners and businesses to […]

By |November 16th, 2016|General|Comments Off on Non-Turf Lawns Can Backfire, As They Did in Los Angeles

It’s Time for Lime!

Most people have heard of pH, which refers to whether something is acidic or alkaline. But did you know that your soil’s pH level can dramatically affect the health (and, consequently, the look) of your lawn?

For a basic understanding, pH is an abbreviation of the “power of hydrogen” — the “p” is short for potenz […]

By |October 25th, 2016|Turf Care|Comments Off on It’s Time for Lime!