Armyworm theory, why me?
After looking at many yards and speaking with other turf managers in the area, we found 2 common denominators. 1.Moisture – having seen zero lawns that are dry an unirrigated that have been attacked. That tells me that when the moths fly here from “down yonder” , they lay their eggs near areas where they […]
Seed blend for 2016
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Army worms have arrived!
Great, armyworms have arrived. As if the weeds and nutsedge aren’t enough hassle! They prefer to eat Bermuda, however, they will also eat fescue seedlings, once fall seeding completed. They will eat the whole lawn seedlings in 24 hours. What about the turf insect control you applied in June? Why doesn’t that kill them? We […]
https://youtu.be/7sL2s8XA2XIRobert Stroud The Turf Doctor click this one!
Like, its not fescue time in TN!
Its hot, yo. Its wet too. Everything but fescue will grow well over next 30 days. With soil temps over 90 and afternoon showers, it sets up for ugly yards. We are spraying weeds as quickly as we can, but they will keep coming until soil temps drop in September. What you can do to […]
Soil Temps increased more rapidly this May than in past several years,and we were extremely dry. During late June, early July the rains returned. Therefore, preemergent that normally dissipates in August, right before seeding season, has already dissipated. We apply the maximum legal rate of preemergent each year. We will be battling weeds now through […]
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Tree seedling control
Getting alot of weed calls. 95% of them are for tree seedlings. Most of the seedlings are maple trees, but there are other tree seedlings that have germinated recently. Crabgrass preemergent does NOT prevent tree seedlings from germinating. Due to their woody stem nature, broadleaf weed control not very effective either. However, your lawn mower […]
Tree seedlings abundant right now!
We are getting alot of calls about tree seedlings. Our broadleaf weed control doesn’t work well on them, because of their woody tap root. Therefore, the best control is mowing! Once they are tall enough that the mower blades continously cut off the leaves, they die. It usually takes about 3 mowings in May, then […]
Though it looks non active with dry conditions, this is a form of “Brown Patch” fungus that occurs on zoysia or Bermuda, usually during spring green up. That’s why we never heavily fertilize warm season grasses with nitrogen before May. Nitrogen makes fungus worse. If you have Bermuda or zoysia and see this, please call […]