Throughout the growing season, lawn enthusiasts (and lawn worriers too!) tend to focus their thoughts to mowing, fertilizing and controlling weeds. Often, aeration comes up in conversations between neighbors as a point of concern as well as what is it and do we want it or not?
Every year at this time, lawn enthusiasts (and lawn worriers too!) turn their thoughts to mowing, fertilizing and controlling weeds. Often, thatch comes up in conversations between neighbors as a point of concern as well as what is it and do we want it or not?
The past 22 months have brought a tremendous burden to the U.S. and other countries around the globe due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the unforeseen issues is the spillover effects that the supply chain problems and worker shortages have had on the lawn and landscape industries.
When summer turns to fall, cooler temperatures, more frequent rain storms and a few other changes follow along. In order to maximize turf performance and recovery from summer stressors, consider these management actions:
Wondering what all those fuzzy white masses are all over your house, fence, furniture, lawn ornaments, pergola, shed, etc. These are the eggs of the fall armyworm!
It’s the first of September…that means for cool season lawns such as tall fescue, Kentucky bluegrass and perennial ryegrass, it’s time to fertilize. After a long summer of heat, drought and pests, it’s time.
Many of you may recall the devastating outbreak of Fall army worms in Nebraska decades ago. Well, put your tray tables on the upright and locked position and fasten your seat belts!
The lawn looks “splotchy brown”…what could it causing it? As you think through all of the possibilities, you are probably also thinking about what you’ve done and haven’t done this year in terms of yard care – fertilizer applications, keeping the turf roots moist, weed control, 3 inch mowing height, sharpened the mower blade – but what about bugs?
What’s that in the middle of the lawn? They look like mushrooms. If you’ve had a tree cut down in the past few years, they probably are.
Many families that have a lawn to care for also have children and pets. Are they mutually exclusive? In short, no. However, if you want the 3 of them to thrive and the kids/pets to be safe, there are some common sense guidelines to follow.