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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!

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!

Tips for Watering Your Summer Lawn

Summers in our region can be brutally hot and, frequently, extremely dry. That’s why knowing how and when to apply the cooling, moisturizing effects of irrigation can be so critical to the health of your lawn in summer.

Most varieties of lawn grass need about 1” of water per week in summer, either through rainfall or […]

By |July 15th, 2016|Turf Care|Comments Off on Tips for Watering Your Summer Lawn

What to Do Now for Your Summer Lawn

Late-summer lawns need extra TLC, especially those under drought and heat stress. Follow the tips below to keep your lawn as healthy as possible until cooler weather arrives.

Check for white grubs, and control them if necessary. August is the best time to control grubs because this is when they are small and close to […]

By |July 11th, 2016|Turf Care|Comments Off on What to Do Now for Your Summer Lawn

Apply Preemergence Herbicides Soon

Stopping weeds before they gain a “roothold” in your lawn is one of the smartest cultural practices you can use. Applying a preemergence herbicide does just that — it doesn’t stop the weed seeds from actually germinating, but it kills the new seedlings before they “emerge” by providing a chemical barrier at the soil surface. […]

By |March 1st, 2016|Turf Care|Comments Off on Apply Preemergence Herbicides Soon

It’s Time to Test Your Soil

Soil tests provide important information about the nutrient status of the soil under your lawn. You can use the test results to select and apply the kind of nutrients, and how much, to provide the optimum soil fertility for your particular kind of grass. In fact, without conducting a soil test first, fertilizing your lawn […]

By |February 22nd, 2016|Turf Care|Comments Off on It’s Time to Test Your Soil

Has Your Lawn Suffered from Winterkill?

Freezing temperatures, plus snow and ice, sometimes lead homeowners to wonder whether their lawn will make it through the winter unharmed. Although there’s often little to fear if the lawn is a cool-season grass (such as fescue, bluegrass or a fescue/blue mix), the question is certainly more relevant if the lawn is surfaced with a […]

By |February 18th, 2016|Turf Care|Comments Off on Has Your Lawn Suffered from Winterkill?

Your Lawn in Winter Hibernation

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 18th, 2016|Turf Care|Comments Off on Your Lawn in Winter Hibernation

Care for Your Winter Lawn

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 |November 12th, 2015|Turf Care|Comments Off on Care for Your Winter Lawn

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 (the […]

By |October 14th, 2015|Turf Care|Comments Off on It’s Time for Lime!