Category Archives: Yard Care

Spring Maintenance Tip-Avoid Aggressive Cultivation

Avoid Aggressive Cultivation Until Mid-April. The warm weather has many of us excited to start improving on our home landscapes. Many tasks and projects can be completed this time of year. However, be careful with aggressive lawn cultivation such as dethatching and aerating. While the soils are warming, the plants are still dehydrated and fragile.…
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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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Summer Weed Control

One of the most common questions asked of turfgrass specialists is, “what can I use to kill these weeds?” Or, “what should our turf manager be doing for summer weed control?” These questions are especially common at this time of year when summer annual weeds commonly break through depleting preemergence herbicide barriers. At face value…
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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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