Why your Bermuda or Zoysia lawn looks like crap right now
We are getting a lot of calls about how terrible customers Bermuda or Zoysia lawns currently look. Here is the situation. We apply pre-emergent to prevent winter weeds. Unfortunately we did not have a winter this year so the pre-emergent ran out before it was time to apply the spring pre-emergent. Also we are normally […]
This ain’t no turfgrass!
What the heck is growing in my landscape beds and lawn. Looks like white sonora wheat? Anybody know what this is? It came from the straw bales we used as Halloween decorations, but I can’t id pasture grasses. Is this wheat? Rolled in bud, insignificant liquile,abe 1 clasping auricle.
Time to irrigate!
Lawns are starting to really dry out now so make sure your irrigation is active and running. Please apply 1 inch per week if we are not getting an inch of rainfall the week…
Got Frost Damage?
I received an inquiry from a customer today that included the above picture. From the picture, I thought this was possibly a herbicide injury. After reviewing our records, I noticed it had been a month since our 1st treatment of this lawn, but the injury appeared last week after a mowing. We assessed all 10 […]
Seeing some serious surface mole tunnels in January is strange. People ask, are they eating grubs??? Nope, because the ground has been thawed and we have had excellent soaking rains, that drives earthworms to the soil surface so birds and moles get a snack. Usually, the soil surface is frozen during January and moles are […]
December and January have been so wet and warm that grass seed planted in the fall has actually germinated in January. This is the first time I have ever seen this in twenty years. Therefore, we will begin applying our pre-emergent herbicide in late January instead of early February. The granular fertilizer with pre-emergent is […]
What happens to ungerminated seed from fall 2016?
Since we basically had no rainfall from August through Thanksgiving, there was alot of seed that did not germinate. Irrigated lawns germinated very well, where coverage was good, if they followed our watering instructions. Unirrigated lawns that weren’t manually watered daily, did not germinate. This is the 1st time I have seen this issue in […]
Still getting “need to reseed” calls
Folks, we are still getting calls to reseed areas that aren’t germinating. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THESE AREAS IS DRY. PERIOD. I have looked at them and ALL those spots are too dry for seed germination. If you have irrigation, it is likely that some areas don’t get perfect coverage. That is very normal, as […]
Wow you the fun continues! After the “summer from hell” due to late July, early August thunderstorms, now we are in drought mode. Unless you are watering a minimum of 2x daily, your seed is NOT staying damp and isn’t germinating. The seed is tested by the state to insure it is viable = will […]
Seeded this lawn 18 days ago. We treated with bifenthrin(granular) at time of seeding. Customer noticed grass not doing well in some spots. I picked up a handful of dead seedlings and grabbed 6 live baby armyworms! Bifenthrin effective as contact control, but the residual is not effective more than 2 weeks when watering daily […]