With our weather predicted to enter the upper 80’s next week, perhaps higher, many lawns already infected with leaf spot disease will be susceptible and at risk for thinning, wilting, and or browning. The excessively wet and cold weather for the past six weeks has created tender, succulent grass...Read More
I find there is some confusion between crabgrass and other annual grassy weeds versus perennial grassy weeds such as orchard grass and quack grass. This is especially the case in the spring when crabgrass, an annual, has not even germinated or is very small, yet everyone thinks they have crabgrass. This...Read More
Due to the ongoing wet, cold weather and late snow melt, lawns, especially those seeded last year, are experiencing serious damage from pink snow mold and winter kill. Affected lawn areas are almost completely matted and appear wet, pink, and or tan/white. Standing water, rain and current low temperatures...Read More
I consistently hear folks telling me they plan to dethatch their lawn in the spring, despite my continual warnings against this practice. Many of our clients believe our treatments simply won’t work as well if they don’t first dethatch; that the applied products will not reach the soil. However,...Read More
By definition, a weed is a plant out of place and unwanted and is therefore the focus of eradication methods. While some folks may be okay with an entire lawn composed entirely of crabgrass, most homeowners loath crabgrass! This blog focuses on the art and science of reducing and hopefully removing this...Read More
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