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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!

Olympic Golf Course Now the “Ultimate Golf Pilgrimage”

According to an online article posted by Golf.Com late last month and written by Alan Shipnuck, senior writer for Sports Illustrated, the Olympic Golf Course is “a field of dreams” for the city of Rio de Janeiro, now that the 2016 Summer Olympic competitions are now over. Plans are to soon open the course to […]

By |September 29th, 2016|Zeon zoysiagrass|Comments Off on Olympic Golf Course Now the “Ultimate Golf Pilgrimage”

Buy Sod to Acquire Thomas Bros. Grass in Tennessee

Buy Sod, Inc. announces the acquisition of Thomas Bros. Grass located in Nashville, TN. Charles Harris, president of Buy Sod, Inc., states, “Nashville is a growing market with good long-term population growth and a healthy housing market. We are also excited to bring our specialty products to the golf and athletic market. Our purchase of […]

By |August 26th, 2016|General|Comments Off on Buy Sod to Acquire Thomas Bros. Grass in Tennessee

Buy Sod to Offer TifTuf™ Bermudagrass, a Breakthrough in Drought Tolerance

TifTuf™ Certified Bermudagrass is not only exceptionally drought tolerant, but also it provides superior wear and traffic tolerance, excellent cold tolerance, faster spring green-up and excellent fall color retention.

 

Adding yet another stellar addition to its lineup of outstanding turfgrass cultivars for turf managers and property owners seeking top-quality sod, Buy Sod, Inc., will begin offering […]

By |August 18th, 2016|TifTuf bermudagrass|Comments Off on Buy Sod to Offer TifTuf™ Bermudagrass, a Breakthrough in Drought Tolerance

It’s Time to Treat for White Grubs!

A common turfgrass pest throughout our region, white grubs are the larvae of scarab beetles, most commonly those of Japanese beetles, green June beetles, May and June beetles, oriental beetles and southern and northern masked chafers. These grubs feed on the roots of the grass, which reduces its ability to use water and nutrients. Consequently, […]

By |July 20th, 2016|Turf Care|Comments Off on It’s Time to Treat for White Grubs!