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Product Spotlight: JaMur® Zoysia

Quickly becoming a home lawn favorite, JaMur® has earned its reputation as a low maintenance, but beautiful turfgrass choice. JaMur® is a great choice for high-wear and high visibility areas for many reasons.

This zoysiagrass has characteristics that help both sod producers and homeowners maintain a stunning turf stand with much less effort than many other […]

By |January 16th, 2019|JaMur Zoysia|Comments Off on Product Spotlight: JaMur® Zoysia

Made in the Shade: Tips for Maintaining Turf in Shaded Areas

While we all love acres of uninterrupted, lush turfgrass, it is inevitable that man or Mother Nature will interfere with that plan. Buildings, trees and other objects are eventually going to cast shadows (literal and figurative) on your turf dreams. So how do you handle growing and maintaining turfgrass in shady areas? Here are three […]

By |January 16th, 2019|General, JaMur Zoysia, L1F Zoysia, TifGrand Certified Bermuda, TifTuf bermuda, Zeon Zoysia|Comments Off on Made in the Shade: Tips for Maintaining Turf in Shaded Areas

Don’t Neglect Equipment Maintenance This Winter

Don’t get too carried away with the rest and relaxation – just because your turfgrass is dormant, it doesn’t mean you should be!

When all the leaves and debris have been cleared from your turf and it’s not quite time to start thinking about herbicides and pesticides, it is still time to tackle the tasks that […]

By |January 15th, 2019|General, News, Turf Care, Turf Maintenance|Comments Off on Don’t Neglect Equipment Maintenance This Winter

All I Want for Christmas is…. Turf?

Okay, so maybe no one wrote to Santa to ask for a bermudagrass lawn this year, BUT that doesn’t mean they won’t be asking for it at spring green-up. You can bet that when their neighbors’ lawns are beginning to look plush and full, the guys buried in an acre of clover and dandelion will […]

By |December 19th, 2018|JaMur Zoysia, L1F Zoysia, TifGrand Certified Bermuda, TifTuf bermuda, TIFTUF™, Turf Care, Turf Maintenance, Zeon Zoysia|Comments Off on All I Want for Christmas is…. Turf?

Product Spotlight: T10 Certified Bermuda

Originated in the South’s turfgrass capitol, Tifton, Georgia, T10 is a popular choice among homeowners and sports turf managers because of its low maintenance nature and traffic tolerance. It is also popular on residential lawns due to its decreased mowing frequency requirement.

T10 is right at home from the deep South all the way into the […]

By |December 14th, 2018|General, T10, Turf Care, Turf Maintenance|Comments Off on Product Spotlight: T10 Certified Bermuda

Do’s and Don’ts of Winter Dormancy in Bermudagrass

Even dormant turfgrass needs proper cultural practices to encourage a return to full health in the spring. Don’t forget these winter-month maintenance items:

Mowing. Just before green-up, mow slightly lower than summer mowing height. If possible, use a bagging mower to collect trimmings and dead material from winter dormancy.Thatch Removal. If the thatch layer is greater […]

By |December 11th, 2018|General, Turf Care, Turf Maintenance|Comments Off on Do’s and Don’ts of Winter Dormancy in Bermudagrass

Product Spotlight on Zeon Zoysiagrass

Every variety of turfgrass offers unique benefits and challenges. It is always important to choose a variety carefully, based on the season, traffic, desired appearance and other factors. One great option for zoysiagrass is Zeon.

Zeon is a low maintenance breed – it requires only one inch of water per week, and a small amount of […]

By |November 27th, 2018|General, News, Turf Care, Turf Maintenance, Uncategorized, Zeon Zoysia|Comments Off on Product Spotlight on Zeon Zoysiagrass

Take Care of Turfgrass Equipment this Winter

Once the grass has stopped growing for the winter, you can celebrate the end of mowing season, but not until you’ve properly prepared your mower and other equipment for hibernation.

Here are a few steps to winterizing your mower:

Remove fuel from the tank
Clean off all dust, grass and trimmings
Remove the mower battery

Following those […]

By |November 20th, 2018|General, News, Turf Care, Turf Maintenance, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Take Care of Turfgrass Equipment this Winter

Don’t Let Fall Trip You Up

The cooler weather is upon us, and it’s time to consider how to protect and preserve your turfgrass for the coming months. Sure, there will be less traffic on it when the temperatures drop a little bit. And there’s always plenty of rain or snow to consider. You have to be prepared for these seasonal […]

By |November 19th, 2018|General, News, Turf Care, Turf Maintenance|Comments Off on Don’t Let Fall Trip You Up

Fall Lawn Maintenance

We’re all looking forward to less-frequent watering and mowing as our lawns go into their dormant season, but that doesn’t mean we can put up our feet and leave the lawn alone until next March!

Here are a few fall lawncare tips to protect and preserve the health of your turfgrass, even during the winter:

Aerate. […]

By |October 29th, 2018|General, News, Turf Care, Turf Maintenance, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fall Lawn Maintenance