How to Use Less Water on Your Lawn

For nearly a half-century, a green lawn has been the hallmark of the suburban home. It is seen as an indicator of financial success. But as Americans are becoming more aware of their impact on the environment, some are beginning to question the value of those emerald green expanses. According to the EPA, “nationwide, landscape…

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The When, Why, and How of Dethatching Your Lawn

Thatch can be a healthy, useful part of your lawn. And not every lawn will need dethatching. But when thatch becomes too thick, it can inhibit healthy turf growth. When that happens, it may be time to dethatch. Dethatching can be a DIY project. However, if the thatch is really thick, it may be necessary…

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Treating Your Lawn After Rain Damage

Spring so far has been unusually wet. All that rain may be a boon to our reservoirs and water sports enthusiasts. But it’s a bit too much of a good thing for our lawns. The right rain at the right time helps your lawn green up in the spring without extra irrigation. But too much…

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Tips for a Sustainable Lawn

Today more than ever, homeowners are thinking about how to maintain a sustainable lawn. It should come as no surprise that the traditional turf lawn does no favors to the environment. In the eastern part of the United States, 30% of all water use goes to irrigating residential lawns. On the west coast, that number…

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Beat Crabgrass With TifTuf Bermudagrass

If you have turfgrass anywhere around your home, you have probably struggled with this insidious weed. Crabgrass can disrupt the texture of your lawn, turning an otherwise finely manicured lawn into a mess. Crabgrass can make your lawn look like it is poorly-maintained, or even neglected. If you or your family love to run barefoot…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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