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How To Get Rid Of Fungus In Mulch

Bark and woodchip mulch is a favorite ground cover for planting areas within and around the lawn. It insulates ground temperatures, keeps in moisture, and breaks down slowly over several years. These same features, however, can make mulch a good growing environment for fungus or fungal colonies when conditions are moist.  With some regular attention …

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What Causes Blue Fescue to Turn Brown?

If you have blue fescue in your yard, you likely chose this ornamental for its vibrant silvery blue foliage and light tufted flowers (and maybe also for its ease of care). As a fescue, it has some characteristics in common with the tall fescue turf grass, like growing in bunches and cool-season heartiness. This species …

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Lawn Care Tips And Tricks: When To Apply Dithiopyr

When pre emergent season arrives, Dithiopyr is one of the top choices for annual weed control. It can be found both as an active ingredient in weed and feed granules, and as a concentrate product, under the brand name Dimension.  Dithiopyr is a popular choice as a late spring pre emergent for crabgrass, dallas grass, …

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How Often To Cut Grass In The Summer

One of our favorite summertime activities is getting the mower out and cutting the grass. It’s important not to overdo it, especially in the summer, but mowing is actually helpful to the lawn. It doesn’t just keep the yard looking neat, but it helps it stay resilient under the stressors of the warmest months, including …

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Why Is The Pull String On My Lawn Mower Stuck?

There are many different reasons the pull string on your mower is stuck. Without the proper knowledge, it can be hard to diagnose the problem, much less fix it. Mowers are machinery, and something is bound to go wrong at some point. There are a few common problems, which we just so happen to know …

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What Is The Best Ratio For Lawn Fertilizer?

Every lawn needs a specific ratio of fertilizer to maximize its potential. This ratio is typically made up of a combination of several vital ingredients; Nitrogen, Potassium, and Phosphorus. Each chemical provides a key element to your lawn. It might not sound obvious, and we’re here to help. There is something similar to an exact …

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Compact Tractor Vs Zero Turn: Which One Should I Buy?

Larger yards tend to require larger equipment to keep up with maintenance and landscaping projects. If you’re trying to decide between purchasing a compact tractor or a zero turn mower, it will come down to what you need to use it for. In either case, both machines are designed to deliver high quality cuts to …

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How Long Does Prodiamine Last?

Prodiamine can be found as the active ingredient in many weed control formulas targeting crabgrass and other annual weeds. It can also be purchased in a fine granular form that’s mixed with water and applied as a liquid, notably sold as Barrier and Prodiamine 65 WDG (water dispersible granular).  When the time comes to apply …

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Does Pre Emergent Kill Grass Seed?

When you’re working with weed killers, it’s important to make sure the application is coordinated with the growing needs of your grass. Most pre emergent herbicides interfere with growth of grass seeds the same way they do with weed seeds, so you’ll have to be thinking several months out when planning an application. Keeping Weeds …

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