Spring, Summer or Fall Aeration – Which is Better? standard

In our local area there are two basic types of grass seed, cool-season and warm-season varieties. Tall type fescue and Kentucky bluegrass are the most common types of cool-season varieties and zoysia and bermudagrass are the most common type of warm-season varieties. The ideal time to aerate a lawn is when the grass is actively growing to promote new root growth, therefore cool-season varieties should be aerated during the spring or fall and warm-season varieties should be aerated during the summer. While cool-season grass varieties can be done either during the spring or fall, the fall is considered the best for the following additional reasons: Spring aeration would only be beneficial if it was done prior to any pre-emergent fertilizer ...

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Taking care of a newly seeded lawn standard

Seeding a lawn is beneficial in improving turf density, combating weeds and increasing your lawns tolerance to drought and turf diseases. After your lawn has been seeded, successful establishment of a healthy lawn is greatly dependent on what happens over the next 6 to 8 weeks. Taking care of a newly seeded lawn is simple if you follow these important guidelines. Watering Instructions The importance of proper watering cannot be stressed enough. During the first 2 to 4 weeks seeded areas will need continuous moisture from either irrigation or rainfall. In general, the soil must be moist at all times, but avoid overwatering as runoff may carry the grass seed away. Turf conditions such as sun, shade, terrain slope, percentage ...

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Lawn Watering Tips standard

Having a prestigious looking lawn when there is a lack of rainfall, is not possible without water from irrigation to maintain proper turf color. Improper watering can lead to turf issues such as diseases, invasion of weeds and can cost you hundreds of dollars in wasted water. Following the below lawn watering tips will maintain a healthy lawn and will save you money and time. When to water? The best time to water a lawn would be in the early morning hours from just before sunrise up until around 10:30am. If you are fortunate to have an automatic underground sprinkler system, this is easily accomplished with proper programming. However, if you are like most homeowners and need to manually water ...

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What is Yellow Nutsedge and how to control it? standard

Yellow nutsedge while considered a weed by most is actually a warm season perennial in the sedge family and once established can be very difficult to completely eradicate. Yellow nutsedge is easily identified with its distinctive triangular shaped stem and v-shaped leaves. The leaves have a waxy covering and are yellow-green in color. Yellow nutsedge has a rapid growth rate and if left alone can tower upwards to 2.5 feet over desirable turf grasses. Yellow nutsedge has a fibrous root system that develops underground rhizomes with multiple tubers or nutlets at the end of the rhizomes. Each tuber also has the ability to produce a new plant, therefore, pulling nutsedge by hand, will only cause the root system to break, ...

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