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July 9, 2019

Necrotic Ring Spot (NRS) is a disease problem of Kentucky bluegrass lawns. NRS is a root rotting fungus most common in Kentucky bluegrass and other bluegrass bends. It can also be found on other turf types though not often.  

Necrotic Ring Spot commonly develops due to...

May 20, 2019

Soil is the foundation for all plant life. Soil health is key to the longevity of plant life. Using compost manure will improve this foundation and overall soil health and longevity of plant life.

Composted manure provides helpful microbial life to soil. Microbes are ti...

April 23, 2019

Soil Restoration:

Soil restoration is the process of returning nutrients back to the soil. When done properly soil restoration will help control erosion, compaction and benefit water holding capacity for all soil types. 

In our region soil preparation should start with a...

April 9, 2019

How is soil formed?

Soil formation is a process that takes time. Erosion from weather and climate conditions such as wind and rain, cold and heat work to disintegrate rock breaking it down to smaller particles creating different soil types.

Types of soil?

Topsoil is the u...

April 2, 2019

What is Soil?

Soil is a living mass of land made up of solid minerals like sand, silt and clay as well as organic matter. Water and air round out the liquid and gaseous states of soil.

Soil is mostly made up of the mineral elements weathered and broken down into smaller...

February 12, 2019

Gray Snow Mold is common in lawns with snow cover over unfrozen soil. North facing lawns are at highest risk as extended periods of snow covers the lawn melting then freezing while snow continues to accumulate. Symptoms if not spotted during winters end can be easily s...

January 25, 2019

Winter Kill is a recurring problem during or after each winter season turns into spring. All cool season grasses are susceptible to winter damage. Shallow rooting grasses like Kentucky blue, Texas hybrid blue and other bluegrass blends as well as ryegrasses are easily...

January 18, 2019

Water awareness in winter months is important for grass plants. When water in the form of snow is infrequent and the dryness of winter sets in along with warmer temperatures it is a good idea to water your lawn.

In our region the winter months of November, December and...

October 27, 2018

Currently soil temperatures at 5” in depth are still above 55 degrees. Soil temperatures now are great for root growth in sod.

In ground sprinklers are not susceptible to freeze and breakage. However, above ground vacuum breakers and backflow devices may need extra care...

October 8, 2018

Yes, you can sod in Winter!

Winter sod is installed while dormant. Dormancy is due to low outside temperature and less water use during winter months. Winter dormancy in turf is the plants way of hibernating to protect itself through the harsh winter. During dormancy th...

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