Do You Know These Basics of Lawn Aeration?

Like most living things, plant roots — including those of turfgrass — need air, water, and nutrients. Unfortunately, traffic on the grass — from feet and vehicle/equipment tires, even from lawnmowers — can compact the soil, squeezing out the spaces between soil particles and preventing the vital movement of air, water, and nutrients down to…

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Why You Need Sharp Mower Blades

Mowing your lawn is one of the most important things you can do to keep it healthy and looking great. However, if you’re using dull mower blades, you’re not doing your lawn any favors. In fact, you could be doing more harm than good. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the importance of sharp mower…

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Can I Mix Turfgrass Varieties?

mix turfgrass varieties

When it comes to having a beautiful, lush lawn, many homeowners have the same question: can I mix turfgrass varieties? There are many different types of turfgrass, and it can be confusing to know which one is best for your lawn. Some people mix turfgrass varieties in the hopes of getting the best of all…

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

Are you having difficulty getting your turf to grow in a shaded area? You’re not alone. Many people face this challenge every day. 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 will eventually cast shadows (literal…

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What is the Most Popular Turf Found in Major League Baseball?

Most Popular Turf Found in Major League Baseball

Summer means barbecues, pool time, and of course: baseball! The American pastime is playing on beautiful green fields. That might have you wondering what the most popular turfgrass found in MLB stadiums is. Kentucky Bluegrass, Bermudagrass, and a mixture of Bluegrass and Perennial Ryegrass are all common types of turf found in MLB stadiums. But…

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What are the Functional Traits of Turfgrass?

Functional Traits of Turfgrass

What are functional traits? Functional traits of turfgrass are the specific abilities that the grass has to perform certain tasks. There are a number of different functional traits, and each one impacts how well the grass can do its job. In this blog post, we will discuss what those functional traits are and why they…

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Does the NFL Prefer Grass or Artificial Turf?

NFL Prefer Grass or Artificial Turf

There is a big debate in the NFL world: should NFL teams play on grass or turf? Both sides seemingly have valid points, so it can be hard to decide which one is better. However, the tides seem to be turning strongly in one direction. In this blog post, we will explore the history of…

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What is Core Aeration and How Do I Know if I Need It?

Core Aeration

Lawns can take a lot of effort – you’ve got mowing, watering, and fertilizing. But have you ever heard of core aeration?   If your lawn isn’t looking its best these days, it could be because you’ve missed a key step. Aeration is vital to keeping your soil and lawn healthy.   Read on to…

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How Many Types of Turfgrass Are There?

Types of Turfgrass

There are many types of turfgrass, but not all of them are created equal. Some types are better for certain applications than others. Are you sure you’ve been using the best turfgrass for your property? In this blog post, we will discuss the different types of turfgrass, how they’re rated and used, and how to…

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What Are The Benefits of Turfgrass Over Growing from Seed?

Benefits of Turfgrass

When you are deciding whether to plant turfgrass or grow grass from seed, it is important to understand the benefits of each option. Turfgrass sod is a pre-grown piece of grass that can be installed on your property relatively quickly. It is often a more expensive option than growing grass from seed, but the benefits…

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