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Early Spring Lawn Care

Air and soil temperatures have been well above average, and the turfgrass is starting to break dormancy and grow. Look closely at the crowns of tall fescue, Kentucky bluegrass, or perennial ryegrass and you’ll likely see a new green leaf emerging from the whorl. We are even seeing some green-up of buffalograss and zoysiagrass at…
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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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Yellow Nutsedge Identification and Control

Yellow Nutsedge Yellow nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus) is a common, persistent, and troublesome weed in lawns and landscapes in Nebraska. This is especially true from Kearney (NE) east into Iowa. Yellow nutsedge is a problem in lawns because of rapid growth during the summer months, an upright growth habit, and light green color, resulting in a…
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Lawn Watering Recommendation

In-ground lawn irrigation systems can be a great way to keep your lawn healthy during short and long term drought. A well designed system, used properly, can be an efficient way to water your lawn. However, too many in-ground irrigation systems are simply turned on during spring and forgotten until they are shut down in…
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