Sure, Scout and Sassy are part of the family, despite their shedding on the couch and barking at the mail carrier. Our four-legged family members bring lots of joy and fun, but they can also be hard on the lawn. Whether it’s digging or pet waste that is damaging the lawn, there are ways to […]
Many homeowners are under the impression that it is unhealthy to leave grass clippings on the lawn after mowing. We have some great news – under most circumstances, it is actually healthy for the lawn to leave the clippings. Now you can get to that post-mow relaxing sooner!
Clippings become natural fertilizer for your lawn. As […]
White clover is a common perennial weed that many homeowners struggle to control. If your lawn hosts a great deal of this weed, and you want it gone, there are a few considerations for its control.
Healthy turfgrass keeps clover at bay. Thick lawns crowd out clover, so make sure your lawn is getting all […]
If you live in a warmer climate, like the Southeastern U.S., by the time July rolls around, you’re probably just about ready to come inside, set the thermostat to “Arctic Blast” and lock the doors until early October. But, alas, the living organisms in your lawn keep on keeping on, for better or worse. You […]
Mechanical damage is probably one of the less common turfgrass challenges, but it can be significant and difficult to recover from when it occurs. A primary cause of this type of damage is lawn excavation for purposes such as underground utility repair and fence, pool or landscape installation. In each of these scenarios, the ground […]
When a new variety of turfgrass becomes the industry sweetheart, turfgrass professionals take notice. They want to know if the grass actually lives up to all the buzz. With TifTuf™, there’s a long history of how this high performing bermudagrass became what it is now. The experts in Tifton, Georgia began work on TifTuf™ in […]
Watering the lawn may seem pretty straightforward, but doing so without an understanding of how turfgrass grows could lead to less healthy grass, higher utility bills or disease. Below are some general principles for best lawn watering practices.
Water less frequently. Compared to multiple shallow watering events, one deep watering allows the grass to absorb […]
Spring is always a much-anticipated season – the time when homeowners and turfgrass professionals alike are planting and prepping, looking forward to the greener fields of spring and summer.
Spring of 2020 has brought with it challenges bigger than eliminating dandelion and tuning up the mower. With the entire civilized world attempting to mitigate COVID-19, the […]
Most homeowners don’t think a lot about improving their home’s curb appeal unless they are attempting to sell it, but it can be a great way to make your home look neater and more inviting, and maybe even earn the coveted HOA Lawn of the Month title.
There are many simple improvements you can make with […]
It’s great news when the lawn greens up and the grass is growing again, but that means that weeds are also coming back to life. There are many approaches to weed control, but a well-maintained lawn is the first defense against stubborn weeds. Turfgrass managers and homeowners should have a plan for eliminating weeds that […]