Ahhh… summer. The ‘official’ start to summer is June 21, but you can bet we have already felt those summer temperatures. The start of summer is more than just about barbecue and popsicles, its also an important date to keep in mind if you are controlling yellow nutsedge.Continue reading
Category Archives: Turf
Henbit, Crabgrass, & Ground Ivy… Oh My!
Spring has officially sprung. The crabapples and flowering pears are nearing full bloom. Tulips and daffodils are starting their flower show. Henbit and dandelions are looking gorgeous. Are the last two not quite the kinds of spring flowers you want in your landscape? If so, there are some things you can do. The key to knowing what to do when depends on the weed, but it all comes down to proper identification of the enemy and its life cycle.Continue reading
Say It Isn’t Snow!!
Winter can be a beautiful time of the year. The gracefully falling snow or frost on the plants in the morning sun can be an attractive sight to some. To others, it just means more work outside. Regardless of how you feel, these winter conditions should remind everyone to think about their turf. That’s right, I said turf. While the frost and snow are pretty, there are some steps that you can take now to ensure a beautiful looking lawn come spring.Continue reading
Chartreuse Isn’t a Turf Color
Chartreuse isn’t the first color we think of to describe turfgrass. Its half green/ half yellow, but it is the perfect color to describe many lawns in the area right now. What is causing turf to be this color and why is it happening now? Iron chlorosis is to blame and there are many causes for the yellow/green color. Continue reading
Freeze Damage & Preemergent Timing
The summer- like temperatures have been nice to have around, but we knew they couldn’t last. The warm weather subsided and snapped us back into the reality that we are only a week into April. The recent temperature fluctuations not only had us wearing shorts and sweat pants in the same week, but they also could have some impacts in our landscapes. Continue reading
‘Fall’ Fertilization of Turf
Labor Day weekend signals many things: the Nebraska State Fair, the start of school, and the perfect time to fertilize lawns. Find out the benefits of fertilizing lawns now, decode the mystery of fertilizer numbers, and compare application equipment. Continue reading
Dollar Spot, Brown Patch & Summer Patch, Oh, My!
Fungus can be both a good and a bad thing. Mushrooms on pizza are an example of good fungus. Fungus in lawns, on the other hand, are nearer the other end of the spectrum. If your turf is looking a little thin and brown in spots; you are not alone. Fungus and hot temperatures will wreak havoc on lawns this year, but there is still time to make your lawn look full and lush for this fall. Continue reading
The First Steps to Landscape Flood Recovery
We have been hit hard. Flood damage to homes, structures, and roads can be noticed almost immediately. Other damage will take time to show up; trees and landscapes are no exception. Waiting will be the best course of action and it truly will be a measure of patience. Continue reading
Got A Lemony Lawn?
Timely rains this year may have kept many from running their irrigation systems, but they could have also done much more than that. Moisture has kept many lawns from going dormant and heavy rains are most likely the reason for many weeds in the turf and in some cases, its yellow appearance. Continue reading
Leaf Them Alone
Leaves. Useful to the tree. Great for jumping in. Not much fun to clean up. Find out what you should be doing with those leaves to let them help you and your landscape in the long run. Continue reading