Fall Lawn Seeding

Fall Lawn Seeding

These cool days of September present the best opportunity for starting a lawn from seed. Don’t dally; you want to get the grass seed started right away to take advantage of the last of the season’s heat. Starting a lawn…

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Grass Seed Varieties

Grass Seed Varieties

Annual Ryegrass Germinates quickly. Best used as a temporary cover to hold an area together while more desirable turf grasses take hold. Needs lots of water and dies after the first season. Creeping Red Fescue Fine textured with a deep…

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Moss in the Lawn

Moss in the Lawn

If this bothers you, you should be aware that the reason the moss took hold in the lawn is because the soil has gradually become acidic. There is a tendency for most soils to become acidic. Grass clippings, leaves and…

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Summer Lawn Care

Summer Lawn Care

This is the time of the year that separates the “men from the boys” with regard to lawn care. In my travels around area neighborhoods, it is interesting to see the variations in lawn quality. The most glaring problem is…

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Lawn Seeding

Lawn Seeding

New Lawns Soil should be loosened and raked smooth. A starter fertilizer should be applied, one high in phosphorous content since it will stimulate root growth. A high nitrogen fertilizer should NEVER be used with immature grass because the blade…

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Weed Killers

Weed Killers

Weed killers are best applied a little later in the spring than crabgrass preventer. The reason for this is that weed killer, whether liquid or granular weed and feed, is absorbed through the leaves of the plants and not at…

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Crabgrass Preventer

Crabgrass Preventer

Crabgrass preventer is, as the name suggests, a preventer, not a killer. It is important to understand that it must be put down in the spring before or as the crabgrass is germinating. The preventer dissolves and forms a barrier…

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Why Lime?

Why Lime?

LIME is used to raise the pH level of soil if needed to enhance plant growth. The pH of the soil affects plant growth in three important ways: It has a distinct effect on the availability of essential nutrients.  (See…

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