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Simplify Your Sod Selection

No matter what you’re buying – a toaster, a car, or even sod – it can seem like the options are endless! What color? What extra features? Which brand? Professional installation? Which store?

Consumers can often feel confused by all the options and labels products carry, and they may feel overwhelmed by the many choices. We […]

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Watch Out for Poa Annua this Fall

Poa annua (or annual bluegrass) is a common winter lawn weed that can leave homeowners frustrated about control. Poa annua is very prolific and one plant can produce hundreds of viable seeds. It germinates in late summer or early fall – when soil temperatures fall below 70oF — and it produces seeds in spring.

There are […]

By |October 24th, 2019|General, Turf Care, Turf Maintenance, Turf Maintenance, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Watch Out for Poa Annua this Fall

When and How to End the Mowing Season

While you may be glad the mowing season is coming to an end, the fall is no time to cut corners on best practices for lawn mowing! The last mow of the season can set you up for a healthy lawn in the spring… or a lot of damage to undo.

When? The last mow of […]

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Equipment Maintenance in the Off Season

Even though winter is just around the corner, it’s not quite time to put your feet up just yet! Spending a little bit of time at the end of the warm season to perform routine maintenance on your equipment, particularly mowers, is key to keeping them running for years to come.

Here are a few steps […]

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What’s the Scoop on Natural Alternatives to Herbicides?

If you’ve missed the recent news coverage on herbicide, you might have been living in a cave! Hundreds of articles have been written about just this topic, and many homeowners and turfgrass managers are left in a difficult situation when it comes to weed control. While there is no conclusive scientific evidence that glyphosate is […]

By |August 6th, 2019|General, Turf Care, Uncategorized|Comments Off on What’s the Scoop on Natural Alternatives to Herbicides?

Fertilizer 101

We all know the minimum requirements for a healthy turfgrass lawn: water, sunlight and fertilizer. But many people do not understand the purpose and function of fertilizer in keeping a lawn beautiful and healthy.  Simply put fertilizers are organic or inorganic materials that are applied to the soil or turf that help provide required nutrients.

Plants’ […]

By |August 5th, 2019|General, Turf Care, Turf Maintenance, Turf Maintenance, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fertilizer 101

Soil Matters

There are many factors in keeping turfgrass healthy and beautiful, and the one that lies just below the surface can often be overlooked: soil.

Soil health is integral to the health of any plants that grow within it and understanding soil type and how it contributes to turf health can make management practices. easier and more […]

By |June 4th, 2019|General, Turf Care, Turf Maintenance, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Soil Matters

What You Need to Know About Pesticide Applications

Pesticides have been in the news a lot lately, and there is a lot of conflicting information about their use and side effects. While there is much debate about the continued use of certain pesticides, one thing is certain – a thorough understanding of use and proper application is key for anyone who uses these […]

By |May 30th, 2019|General, Turf Care, Turf Maintenance|Comments Off on What You Need to Know About Pesticide Applications

Product Spotlight: Meyer Zoysiagrass

Released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1951, Meyer zoysiagrass is named after plant explorer Frank N. Meyer, who brought the first zoysiagrass seed to the U.S. from Korea in 1905.

A staple for golf courses, lawns and parks and recreation areas, this variety is a warm-season cultivar best suited for hardiness zones 7A, 7B, […]

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What You Need to Know About Post-Emergent Herbicides

In the southeast, spring has sprung, and along with it, plants of all varieties have returned with new life. While it is lovely to see trees and flowers blooming and lawns returning to their lush warm-season beauty, there are some less welcome weeds appearing alongside them.

Finding the right plan for eliminating lawn weeds depends on […]

By |May 15th, 2019|General, Turf Care, Turf Maintenance, Turf Maintenance, Uncategorized|Comments Off on What You Need to Know About Post-Emergent Herbicides