Lawn Care

Mondo Grass – Care

Q: I have a question about dwarf mondo grass (Ophiopogon japonicus ‘Nana’). I planted it last year as a groundcover around foundation plants in the hope that someday I wouldn’t have to buy pine straw. It is filling in slowly...

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Lawn – Scheduling Spring Applications

Q: We have bermudagrass in our front yard and fescue in the back. We have been served by a local lawn maintenance company for several years. They always want to start the new season with an application of pre-emergent and...

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Zoysia – Planting Plugs in Bermuda

Q: I have a 25 year old bermuda lawn. It’s pretty thin, and the soil isn’t very good. I like the appearance of zoysia grass. If I put in zoysia plugs, will they eventually take over, or is the bermuda...

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Zoysia Fertilization – Why Wait?

Q: I have been impatiently waiting until my zoysia grass has greened 75-100 percent. Why must I do this, other than because you say so on your website? A: You’re a smart person to always be asking “Why?” in the...

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Bermuda – Removing from Lily Bed

Q: I have a bought a house that has bermudagrass and HAD an island with gorgeous lilies in it… however the bermudagrass has spread over into where the lilies are. How can I kill the bermudagrass without killing the lilies?...

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Centipedegrass – Tifblair

Q: Will centipedegrass perform well in north Cobb county? A: One of the great success stories of the lawn seed industry is the work of Dr. Wayne Hanna at the USDA Coastal Plains Experiment Station in Tifton. In 1977, realizing...

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Leveling Zoysia in Winter

Q: Can you level a zoysia lawn in the winter when it is dormant, then fertilize in the early summer or is it better to do it all in the summer? This is my first zoysia lawn and I thought...

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Perennial Ryegrass – In Bermudagrass

Q: I am terribly frustrated trying to figure this situation out. I have a problem with green grass coming up in my dormant bermudagrass sod. Last year it progressively got worse – to where in January it looked like the...

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Zoysia – Planting in Long Island, New York

Q: My parents sold their house that has a beautiful Emerald Zoysia lawn, and the buyer is knocking down the house to build a much bigger one. We can take the Zoysia grass and I want to transplant it on...

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Fescue – Watering in Winter

Q: In order to abide by the watering restrictions, when I want to water I need to set up my sprinklers the night before I want to water. At our current temperatures, that would mean that the hose and sprinklers...

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Fescue – Tree Leaves on New Lawn

Q: I over seeded my fescue lawn 10 days ago and now its covered with leaves. How do I clean up the leaves without damaging the plants? Should I leave them for a while, blow them, or vacuum them up...

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Zoysia Grass – Installing in Late August

Q: Is it too late in the year to put in Emerald Zoysia? We have a larger than average yard and will be paying close to $20,000 for this sod. I am concerned that the six-month warranty period we would be...

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St. Augustine Grass – Dethatching

Q: When I moved into my home three years ago in Norco, California, it had a front lawn of nothing but weeds and crab grass. I planted some St. Augustine plugs I took from my dads house and it took...

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St. Augustine Grass – Planting From Sprigs

Q: I just got through reseeding my fescue lawn, again, and I’m tired of the process! What are your thoughts on St. Augustine grass? I grew-up with St. Augustine in South Texas, and love the fact that it is about...

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St. Augustine – Cold Tolerance

Q: I seem to remember you used to not recommend St. Augustine grass be grown north of Macon. Now when people call in with questions about planting it, you seem to even endorse it in sunny or semi shade areas...

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Slime Mold – On Lawn

Q: Recently we had our grandchildren over and they ran all over our bermuda lawn. When they came in the house their sneakers were black. I covered a broom  with a white towel and brushed it over the grass. It also...

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Zoysia – Self-Powered Mower

Q: I recently put down Emerald Zoysia sod in my small yard and have been trying to find a manual reel mower for it. However, the websites that sell what seem to be the better mowers of this kind (e.g.,...

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Dallisgrass – Control in Centipede Lawn

Q: I have a centipede grass lawn and have been noticing some dallisgrass scattered around the yard. I have been using sethoxydim broadcasted and it has been somewhat effective. But do you know of a better post-emergent alternative? Also, can...

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