According to Nick Daley of Daleys Turf, a sod grower in Bells Creek, Queensland (near the east coast of Australia), TifTuf Bermudagrass has exceeded his — and his clients’ — expectations. Although the grower has offered TifTuf for only a few months, he says homeowners are really excited about TifTuf’s softness underfoot, in addition to […]
As reported in yesterday’s online edition of the Charlotte News Observer, the coach of the Carolina Panthers, Ron Rivera, prefers natural turfgrass to artificial turf. He indicated that the artificial turf at MetLife Stadium may have been at least partially to blame for some of his players’ foot injuries in last week’s game against the […]
The ReAlta community in Charlotte is the first in the state of North Carolina to exclusively require TifTuf Bermudagrass to be installed at all homesites. The fully solar community was distinctly designed to save both the environment and homeowners’ money. “ will have the satisfaction of knowing that they’re doing something to reduce their […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]