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Fescue – Weeds

Because fescue tends to thin out in summer, it can become overgrown with weeds in a few years. Mowing fescue too low is an excellent way to invite weeds to grow! Weed control occurs in two ways: by preventing the weed seed from germinating each year and by killing weeds that already exist. BASIC INFORMATION...

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Zoysia – Weeds

BASIC INFORMATION General Turf and Weed Info Lawn Care Calendars THREE METHODS There are three primary methods of controlling weeds. Any one method, when used alone, will not usually control all of your weeds. To consistently control weeds you must use a combination of all three practices. The references above give specific information on lawn...

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Bermuda – Weed Control

BASIC INFORMATION: Weed Identification Pictures General Turf and Weed Info Lawn Care Calendars THREE METHODS There are three primary methods of controlling weeds. Any one method, when used alone, will not usually control all of your weeds. To consistently control weeds you must use a combination of all three practices. The references above give specific...

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Lawn – Weed Control Basics

BASIC INFORMATION: Weed Identification Pictures General Turf and Weed Info Lawn Care Calendars THREE METHODS There are three primary methods of controlling weeds. Any one method, when used alone, will not usually control all of your weeds. To consistently control weeds you must use a combination of all three practices. The references above give specific...

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Fescue – Diseases

Fescue lawns can withstand diseases if they are properly cared for. This includes fertilizing properly, mowing at the right height and watering when needed. It is better to control diseases by proper maintenance than by using fungicides. There are four common diseases of fescue lawns: PYTHIUM BLIGHT usually occurs in late spring when there are...

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Lawn – Choices Before You Plant

I was recently asked by a writer for Publisher’s Weekly what trends I saw in the local gardening arena. I replied that I sensed homeowners are beginning to realize that they don’t have to have the biggest lawn in the neighborhood in order to have the most attractive landscape. The writer then asked me what...

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Centipede – Weeds

BASIC INFORMATION: General Turf and Weed Info Lawn Care Calendars THREE METHODS There are three primary methods of controlling weeds. Any one method, when used alone, will not usually control all of your weeds. To consistently control weeds you must use a combination of all three practices. The references above give specific information on lawn...

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Lawn – Aeration

Anyone who has wielded a shovel in Atlanta knows that the soil usually contains a lot of clay. The tiny clay particles are easily packed tightly together by rain and foot traffic. After a hot Southern summer, the earth can seem like it is made of bricks! The soil under a lawn becomes harder and...

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St Augustine – Weed Control

BASIC INFORMATION: General Turf and Weed Info Lawn Care Calendars THREE METHODS There are three primary methods of controlling weeds. Any one method, when used alone, will not usually control all of your weeds. To consistently control weeds you must use a combination of all three practices. The references above give specific information on lawn...

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Bermuda – Aerating

The best time to aerate bermudagrass is in early summer, when the grass is growing rapidly. On very compacted soils, aerating twice a year would not be out of the question. Apply fertilizer and water after aerating so the turf recovers rapidly. Aeration is the process of mechanically poking thousands of holes in the soil....

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Lawns – Diagnosing Dead Grass

I regularly drive by a church that has a nice zoysiagrass lawn in front. Knowing that zoysia is usually the last lawn grass to green up in spring, I use the church’s lawn as my indicator of when to recommend springtime zoysiagrass fertilization to the public (i.e. at least fifty percent green). This spring (May,...

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St Augustine – Aerating

The best time to aerate St. Augustine grass is in early summer, when the grass is growing rapidly. On very compacted soils, aerating twice a year would not be out of the question. Apply fertilizer and water after aerating so the turf recovers rapidly. Aeration is the process of mechanically poking thousands of holes in...

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Lawn – Leveling Low Spots

Despite your best efforts, your lawn may have spots that are lower than their surroundings. The best time to level lawns is while they are growing rapidly (fescue: fall; warm-season grasses: early summer). There are two ways to correct low spots: Topdressing >Mix a bag of dry topsoil with a bag of fine play sand...

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Lawn – Leveling

A new home in my neighborhood had bermudagrass sod planted in March. By May, one area was a perfect checkerboard of straight lines, composed of weedy plants, surrounding the individual squares of sod. Evidently the sod installers were in such a hurry to get it down they failed to butt the pieces tightly together. The...

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Zoysia – Aerating

The best time to aerate zoysiagrass is in early summer, when the grass is growing rapidly. On very compacted soils, aerating twice a year would not be out of the question. Apply fertilizer and water after aerating so the turf recovers rapidly. Aeration is the process of mechanically poking thousands of holes in the soil....

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Centipede – Aerating

The best time to aerate centipedegrass is in early summer, when the grass is growing rapidly. On very compacted soils, aerating twice a year would not be out of the question. Apply fertilizer and water after aerating so the turf recovers rapidly. Aeration is the process of mechanically poking thousands of holes in the soil....

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Fescue – Aerating

The best time to aerate fescue grass is in fall or early spring, when the grass is growing rapidly. On very compacted soils, aerating twice a year would not be out of the question. Apply fertilizer and water after aerating so the turf recovers rapidly. Aeration is the process of mechanically poking thousands of holes...

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Lawn – Fall Chores

For the first several months of new fatherhood I frequently felt like an idiot. Every time my son spit up a little cereal his mom and I assumed it was projectile vomiting and fearfully called our pediatrician. If he cried for more than a few minutes I began calculating the psychotherapy bills I’d be paying...

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Zoysiagrass – Diseases

Zoysiagrass lawns can withstand diseases if they are properly cared for. This includes fertilizing properly, mowing at the right height and watering when needed. It is better to control diseases by proper maintenance than by using fungicides. There are three common diseases of zoysiagrass lawns: BROWN PATCH is most prevalent on zoysiagrass which has been...

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Composting – Lawn Clippings

Q: I find myself with lots of fescue clippings I would like to compost this summer. However, we have our lawn treated with fertilizer and weed killer by a national lawn maintenance company. Does this mean we shouldn’t use our lawn refuse in our compost bin? What are some problems we might have if we...

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