Labor Day weekend is quickly approaching. This weekend signals many things: the end of 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.
Category Archives: Turf
Tiny Terrors: The Voracious Japanese Beetle
They’re baaaaccck!! That’s right, the Japanese beetles are back. What exactly is a Japanese beetle and why should we be concerned? Knowing a little bit about these tiny terrors will help keep your landscape from becoming their next meal. Continue reading
The Bad Kind of Fungus…Turf Fungus
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 have wreaked havoc on lawns this year, but there is still time to make your lawn look full and lush for this fall. Continue reading
Warm weather and timely rains means two things. Spring is here. Weeds aren’t far behind. Find out what you can do now to help prevent weeds from taking over your lawn this year. Continue reading
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
Leaves, Weeds, & Turfgrass Needs
Fall is good for more than just raking leaves and cooler nights. Fall is actually one of the better times of the year to improve your turf. Take advantage of these cooler temperatures and prepare your lawn for the coming spring. Continue reading
Spooky Looking Plants
Spooky looking plants have been sighted all across Central Nebraska. Ghostly white peonies and lilac aren’t possessed, they are infected. Find out what is causing this whitish cast to many favorite landscape plants.
Happy Summer! June 20th marked the start of the summer season. Summer means a good time for cookouts, picnics, swimming, and grub control. Not exactly what you had in mind for summer fun? Knowing the pest and its habits can help keep you from spending all of your summer fun time dealing with grubs.
The War on Turf Weeds
The saying, “Timing is everything,” could never be more true. Proper timing of herbicide applications can not only save you the frustration of having a lawn full of weeds, but it can also lead to better control of those pesky plants. Properly identifying the weed and knowing its growth habit is helpful in knowing if or when is the best time to apply herbicides for the best results. Continue reading
Got Yellow Grass Instead of Bluegrass?
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 the weeds in the turf and in some cases, its yellow appearance. Continue reading