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Your grass has a reddish-orange tinge. What’s going on? You’re probably looking at rust disease. You walk across your lawn and your shoes turn reddish-orange. Orange clouds rise up when you mow. Rust can actually adhere to your foot wear and track into the home. Rust infections occur during low light intensity when leaf surfaces … Continue reading When It’s Hot & Humid You May Have Rust In Your Lawn
Lawn renovation is one of the major landscape tasks that a homeowner can undertake. But if you do it right, establishing new turf in your yard should only have to happen once in a lifetime. The most difficult question you may face is whether to seed or sod. Reseeding and sodding both have their advantages … Continue reading Should I Seed or Sod to Establish a New Lawn?
Seeding… If your lawn has bare patches, spot seeding can help. Even if you tried this in the past, don’t lose hope. What is the source of those bare spots? It’s important to find out what’s causing bare spots. A patch next to your driveway, an area under a tree, a high traffic path, or … Continue reading Your Lawn Basics…Seeding, Fertilizer
Fall is an ideal time for aerating. The summer temperatures have cooled with more moisture in the ground. Aeration helps the existing turf by improving the depth and extent of turf grass rooting, allowing better water uptake, enhancing fertilizer use, loosening compacted soil and speeding up thatch breakdown. The cores are left on the lawn … Continue reading Fall Aeration is Beneficial to Your Lawn
Rust does not usually kill the grass but it is considered a nuisance.
We recommend more than one kind of grass seed. Kentucky bluegrass is slower to establish. Fine fescue can be compatibly mixed with Kentucky bluegrass, are reasonably shade-tolerant and don’t fare badly with fertility. Can take infrequent irrigation, but still require precipitation. It can’t live without water. Fine fescues tend to form dense bunches. Tall fescue … Continue reading Overseed Lawns that are weak or damaged