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Natural Organic Fertilizer

Natural organic fertilizer is nothing new; manure from farm animals has been applied to lawns and pastures as a source of nutrient for centuries. While manure is a very effective source of natural fertilizer for lawns, the smell may turn some people away. Today we have the luxury of having numerous commercially available organic fertilizer…
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Wait on Spring Clean Up of Your Lawn

Turf professionals are now constantly on hands and knees, checking the state of green-up of the turf plants. We will have a better idea on the extent of winterkill as golf courses, athletic fields, and home lawns start to green-up with warming temperatures over the next few days. Green color at the base of old…
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Organic Benefits

The U.S. Department of Agriculture sets the regulations by which fertilizer products obtain certification as “organic”. The use of organic fertilizers is currently the topic of hot debates in most gardening, lawn care, and commercial recreation circles. Many who support the use of synthetic fertilizers exclusively believe that while organic fertilizers may be naturally derived…
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Late summer yellowing of Kentucky bluegrass

We’re seeing an interesting yellowing (chlorosis) of turfgrass around the region. It is most prevalent on Kentucky bluegrass and creeping bentgrass. It is most severe on alkaline soils when soils are warmest in August or cold in March. It’s also been seen in wet areas such as around irrigation heads and low areas. Nitrogen fertilization…
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