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Winter Rest for the Garden

Every gardener has a different version of the "best" way to prepare a backyard garden for the winter and we are about to present you with ours ! 1. Out with the old plants. One thing we can all agree on is that it is worth your effort to remove all the old annual...

A season for Fescue: Autumn’s favorite grass.

Fall is on the way and that is a great time for a fescue lawn.  BUT don't just sit back , there are things to do..... Let's find out what the nutrient levels are in your soil.  You can generally get a free soil test from you County Extension Office. FYI - it is NOT...

Preparing your grass for Winter

It is after Labor Day, your grass is still green (Bermuda or Zoysia should be, at least), the temperature is tolerable, and life is good! .. Now what? Winter and the first freeze of the year is on its way and with that, so is WINTER DORMANCY for your warm season...

Let’s get some compost going for Spring!

Creating a compost heap is essential to the health and quality of a garden. So if you're thinking of growing a garden in the spring, the time to start is NOW! Luckily for you, it's a relatively easy process. We'll help you out! Here's how to go about it... First let's...

Interesting Turf Grass !

Did you know there is 46.5 million acres of turfgrass in the USA ? That is 21% of the total agricultural acreage ! Last year homeowners spent over $6.4 Billion on their lawns.   And what about those lawns ?   Well , around here Bermuda reins supreme with Zoysia coming...

How NOT to lose a tree to ice damage

This is how to save a tree after an ice storm.  Granted, sometimes the tree is a wreck and you loose this awesome asset BUT some trees like the Bradford Pear in the video , even though it was a "stump" recovered and is now an attractive shade tree. So why save a tree...

Pollinator Garden Tips !

So you want to create a pollinator garden ?  It's a great way to help the local native bee population by providing easy-to-find and diverse sources of pollen and nectar.  Below are 8-tips to help your pollinator garden bee a success with the bee crowd ! (yes, puns...

Lawn Disease -Argh!!!

Of all lawn-damaging pests, fungus diseases are some of the most difficult to tame.  There are literally hundreds of diseases that can infect your lawn. Some are relatively harmless while others can take a lawn out quickly. This stuff can travel on your mower , kids...

Cool time, slow Bermuda !

Well gang , we are having another cool wet Spring.  Oh I'm not complaining too much as this fortells a milder Summer without 110 temps with high humidity we can see in late July and August ( don't ya love it here ? ) BUT , what does this do to our warm and sun loving...

April DYS Check List

It is April..... Spring is springing !!!  Now what to do for the Do-It-Yourselfer ?   For the lawn ... change oil in mower, put on new blades and you also might want to just go ahead and put in a new spark plug while you are at it.   Get your pre-emergent weed &...

Spring Lawn Preparation ?

The time for do it yourself weed control is before the weeds (crabgrass, etc) begin to pop up so........ get to the Co-op or lawn and garden store and pick up a bag of pre-emergent weed control, usually mixed with fertilizer as a carrier.... READ THE DIRECTIONS and...

Winter Kill – MY GRASS !!!

Well ,  we have some problems in the area.  The "grass" ain't greening up .  Oh the phone calls we are receiving !   What is going on you ask ? Well , we have had a VERY cold Winter and yes,  it is still somewhat cool at the end of April.   Consequently , this has...

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