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Helpful Tips For Homeowners

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

December 11, 2018

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…

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Product Spotlight on Zeon Zoysiagrass

November 27, 2018

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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Take Care of Turfgrass Equipment this Winter

November 20, 2018

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…

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Don't Let Fall Trip You Up

November 19, 2018

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…

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Fall Lawn Maintenance

October 29, 2018

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:…

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Pest Problems?

October 22, 2018

So you’ve noticed some creepy looking characters on your lawn. And no, we’re not talking about the neighbor’s kid. We’re talking beetles, flies, spiders, worms, ticks, mites… you get the picture. Not only are those critters unwelcome visitors on your well-manicured lawn, but they could also be causing damage you can’t even see yet! There…

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Now is the Time for Patching

October 17, 2018

You’ve made it through the steamy summer, and you may have some patchy looking places in your lawn. Those might be due to disease or high traffic, but now is the time to repair those spots. Early fall is the best time to establish new seed because there is still enough warmth to encourage grass…

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How to Sharpen Your Mower Blade

September 28, 2018

We recommend sharpening your blade after every 8 to 10 mows. To get it sharp, remove the blade first. Use a vice to secure the blade, then use a metal file, bench grinder or grinder tip to clean the edge and remove any dents or imperfections. When you’ve got it sharp enough, you’ll want to…

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Why You Need Sharp Mower Blades

September 28, 2018

Does it really matter whether or not your mower blades are dull? Yes, absolutely. Dull blades pull on your grass instead of cutting it clean. This puts stress on the grass and can lead to disease and discoloration. It can even kill your lawn. Cleanly cut grass reduces the risk of all these problems. It’s…

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One Quick Tip to Help Your Lawn Look Great

September 20, 2018

Have you ever driven by a house with an immaculate lawn? If so, that lawn most likely featured an alternate mowing pattern. While there are a lot of factors that go into a great looking lawn, one quick way to improve your lawn’s appearance is by simply mowing in different patterns. Your lawn is similar…

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