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Preparing for the Heat

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Prepare your lawn for heat and fairly low humidity for next 10 days! By Sunday, June 16th 2024, we will reach 96 degrees with humidity below 70%. Please look at ET rate in yellow on the enclosed photo. Average ET, which basically means how much moisture will be lost daily, is 2/10 of an inch […]

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Disease in Turfgrass 2024

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Disease in Turfgrass 2024When air temperature and humidity total 150 or higher, Brown Patch disease flares up each summer. Example, 88-degree air temps + 62 % humidity = 150. Cool season grasses like fescue and bluegrass are susceptible from May through August each year. Things that increase disease outbreaks are as follows:Afternoon thunderstorms¬†Continuing irrigation during […]

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Time to Start Irrigating

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Please activate your irrigation!If you have not had your irrigation system activated in 2024, now is the time. We are getting warm and windy, and things will dry out quickly if we don’t get another rain by Monday April 29th, you will begin to see areas along the asphalt curbs areas and areas that have […]

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Spring’s 3 Most Annoying Grassy Weeds

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Poa Annua (annual bluegrass)Poa Annua, also referred to as “annual bluegrass” is a native annual grass that germinates from September through December each fall. It prefers compacted soil, low areas, and shady areas that have poor soil (against sidewalks, driveways, and road edges). During March and April, it puts out its seed heads that look […]

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Weeds Popping March 2024!

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We actually had really good weather for February and were able to get down everyone’s first application of crabgrass pre-emergent and an 11-week fertilizer called Polyon. We do not apply broadleaf weed control during the month of February because the ground temperature and air temperature gets too cold for the weeds to take it in […]

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“WET to BIG TIME HEAT” on tall fescue!!!

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As we approach the last half of the summer, The Yards that have been on the preventive Disease Control through this point are actually doing pretty well for this time of the summer. The worst case scenario for tall fescue is wet followed by heat. Though the breeze and the rain has been welcome, the […]

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Tree Seedlings Everywhere

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Tree seedlings – lots of oak and maple tree seedlings have germinated. No weed control labeled for them. A few mowings will kill them.

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Weed issues

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Getting several calls about a stubborn weeds. This first 2 pics are corn Speedwell. They usually are against concrete areas or bare spots. They are difficult to control until temps hit low 80s a few days..

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Got Moss?

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Getting alot of calls concerning the amount of moss currently present in the lawns in early 2019. Why do I have so much moss? Do I need lime? What should we do?1. Moss needs surface moisture to thrive. The amount of rainfall during January and February 2019 is pretty staggering compared to normal. We also […]

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Wild Violet control 2019

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For many years controlling wild violets in residential Turfgrass has been extremely difficult. The reason control is so difficult  is the underground structure is very Woody in nature and extremely difficult for herbicides to basically finish the control. Even herbicides like Roundup, that advertise “killing plant’s roots in all” , very often would take multiple […]

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