As we get into the middle of summer, we are hoping that our lawns still look perfect. And with a few tasks, that is easily achievable. However, if you start to run short on watering your lawn, and it starts to dry out, evenly slightly, then there may be another problem starting to brew, crabgrass. If your next thought is ‘I put down pre-emergent crabgrass control, why am I seeing…Read More
Fertilizer for Weed Control??
Now this may sound strange, but fertilizer can help control the weeds in the yard. But, it is not as direct as what you may be thinking or hoping. The fertilizer itself will not control the weeds, but it can help your healthy lawn to control the weeds. Now that introduction only seemed to complicate things. I first want to make sure that I have not muddied the waters, so…Read More
Benefits of a Soil Test
If you are having a problem with your lawn, and you just cannot seem to get the grass to be as nice as you want it to be, it may be time for a soil test. This is if you are following all of the other suggested maintenance tasks, like proper mowing, watering, fertilization, and cultural care. Some times everything can be done just right, but the lawn may still…Read More
The first thing that you may be asking is what is epinasty? The definition of epinasty by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary is a nastic movement in which a plant part is bent outward and often downward. Even simpler, it is the twisting and contorting of plant tissue. Why do we love epinasty? All property owners love to see epinasty. You may or may not admit it, or may not now what…Read More
Grub Control and Fertilizer
There are two reasons to need a grub control fertilizer applied to your lawn. The first is protection if you have had a problems with grubs in the past. The second is if there was an active population of grubs in your yard within the previous year. Much of the fertilizer portion of a grub control fertilizer is the same as a regular summer fertilizer application. If you would like…Read More