Really? Get rid of it? But, I’m a big fan. I love the relaxing feeling I get when I mow the grass. Yes, there are many benefits of turfgrass, were outlined last week, but really, in the true spirit of the horticultural truism of “Right Plant, Right Place”, turf simply doesn’t belong in all parts…
Lawns in the Shade? Really?
Are lawns supposed to be in the shade? No, not really. Yet, as you gaze out the window at your landscape, even in winter, many lawns are covered in shade. Even in winter, even without tree leaves to cast a shadow. How did this happen? First, how it happened. The most likely scenario is…
Summer Lawn Care
The heat of summer is upon us and along with it comes a number of lawn issues that are dealt with differently than in spring and fall. First, watering. The two most important guidelines to remember are 1. Water to the bottom of the roots and 2. Keep the roots moist, not soggy or dry. …
Winterizing Your Lawn
Don’t let the lawn go to pot; give it just a little more care before the snow flies
GRO Big Red Gardening Podcast: Fall Lawn Care Tips
Our latest episode provides tip top turf tips!
Beat the Heat with Warm Season Grasses
Want a lawn that can beat the heat? Consider buffalograss!
How to do Summer Weed Control
Helpful tips on dealing with weeds in the heat of the summer
If you are like many of the Metro area readers your landscaped has been attacked by the Japanese beetles. Now what do you do? Plants are stressed and one of the first things we think of doing is “feed” the plant. So we reach for our favorite fertilizer and give our plants a good “feeding”. …
GRO Big Red Gardening Show Episode 3: Watering Tips for the Landscape
In the latest podcast John and Kathleen discuss how to best water your plants!
Top 10 Lawn Problems
When David Letterman does a 10 ten list, most people laugh. However, if he did a top 10 list on your lawn, you probably wouldn’t think it was too funny. You might be listening, but not laughing. From a horticulturist’s standpoint, here is my top 10 list for common lawn problems: [these are in reverse…