Recent Posts by Mike Comstock

Have a green healthy lawn while still conserving water

Bill Kreuser, UNL Turfgrass Extention Most homeowners want a nice green lawn. A lush healthy lawn displays obvious pride in ownership. Keeping a lawn green and healthy can be easier said than done. That’s especially true in Nebraska where weather extremes are the norm. During the summer of 2012, many lawns went dormant and some…
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Summer Lawn Maintenance Tips

Set your mower as high as feasible. Mowing at 3.5” or higher is the best way to maintain a healthy lawn. On a concrete surface, measure from the concrete to the actual blade tip (not the housing). Or simply use the highest setting for most mowers. You cannot mow too often. You should mow often…
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Improve Your Soil by Mulching Your Leaves

When leaves turn into litter By Thomas A. Nikolai, Michigan State University Autumn. It's a word that conjures up vivid images of brilliant colored hillsides and city streets due to the maturing of deciduous tree growth. However, the brilliance quickly declines, giving autumn the appropriate nickname of “fall.” There was a time in most of…
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Aeration

Annual Lawn Aeration Homeowners often overlook problems associated with soil compaction. Insects, diseases, improper watering and a lack of fertilizer are often blamed for a lawns decline when the real culprit is compaction. The problem starts when the top 4 inches of the soil become compressed, impeding the movement of air, water and nutrients to…
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