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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 […]

By |October 24th, 2019|General, Turf Care, Turf Maintenance, Turf Maintenance|Comments Off on When and How to End the Mowing Season

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 […]

By |October 24th, 2019|General, Turf Care, Turf Maintenance, Turf Maintenance|Comments Off on Equipment Maintenance in the Off Season

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

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

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

Plan Now for Irrigation

The hot, dry summer months will be here before we know it, and you don’t want to be caught without an irrigation plan when the time comes! The first step in being prepared for those needs is understanding the moisture needs of your lawn.

If you are using an automatic sprinkler system, be sure you program […]

By |March 12th, 2019|General, Turf Care, Turf Maintenance, Turf Maintenance, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Plan Now for Irrigation

Product Spotlight: Blue Heat Bluegrass

Bluegrass doesn’t have the best reputation for withstanding disease, drought, heat stress and insects in the steamy summers of the transition zone, but Blue Heat is the exception. Blue Heat is a proprietary blend created to withstand those brutal summers.

Because it spreads by rhizomes, Blue Heat recovers from traffic without reseeding, and it can tolerate […]

By |February 18th, 2019|General, Turf Care, Turf Maintenance, Turf Maintenance, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Product Spotlight: Blue Heat Bluegrass

Be on the Lookout: Common Lawn Weeds

It’s a tale as old as time – you invest time and money in establishing and maintaining a beautiful lawn, you do all the right things, but you turn your back for a few minutes and those sneaky lawn weeds are creeping in.

Recognizing those weeds is the first step in eliminating them and keeping them […]

By |February 18th, 2019|General, Turf Care, Turf Maintenance, Turf Maintenance, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Be on the Lookout: Common Lawn Weeds

Special Considerations for Sports Turf

Any managed turf area requires a lot of care and maintenance to preserve its appearance, but sports turf presents another layer of challenges with high-wear and heavy traffic. At the collegiate or professional level, sports turf is even tested and measured for performance, and expectations are high from coaches and players.

Proper maintenance and cultural practices […]

By |January 29th, 2019|General, TifGrand bermudagrass, TifTuf bermudagrass, Turf Care, Turf Maintenance, Turf Maintenance, Zeon zoysiagrass|Comments Off on Special Considerations for Sports Turf