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Turf disease

Our current weather pattern has exacerbated turf diseases such as brown patch, dollar spot, etc. Fungicides are available to manage the diseases.   These pictures taken June 13th, 2014.  Louisville, TN See lawn page for tips on proper lawn care. Visit turf products page Fungicides are a little pricy, usually don’t cover a large area, and [Continue]

Pesticide definitions.

Some pesticide definitions. With a few sample products. –Cide: “denoting a substance that kills.” The Oxford American College Dictionary, through Google.com Pesticide “a substance used for destroying insects or other organisms harmful to cultivated plants or to animals.” The Oxford American College Dictionary, through Google.com Pesticides are then broken down into more specific categories. Herbicide [Continue]

Turf grass disease

Once again turf grass disease is an issue this year here in the transition zone of eastern TN.  It’s definitely ubiquitous here in the Knoxville area.  Would suspect it’s an issue elsewhere as well.   I treated multiple times last year for brown patch.  Unfortunately it can’t be fully eradicated.  One way to managed it is with the use of [Continue]

Merit. Grub Control

Now is also a good time to apply an application for grub control. Optional, yet recommended to avoid potential lawn damage. Merit is a good product to use. If you have moles this product will also help, as it kills off their food source. Grubs can do a lot of damage to a lawn. Usually [Continue]

Grubs and Moles

If your experiencing problems with grubs and moles you have a couple options.  Talpirid mole bait, traps, or Merit.  See post on mole abatement for more details. Merit is primarily used to treat grubs. Usually used annually as a preventive measure. Recently, as of Sept/Oct. 2013, there is evidence of grubs here in the transition zone.  My [Continue]

Mower deck size and productivity

If your in the market for a new mowing machine your probably wondering what size machine to purchase.   There are a few things to consider.  If your a homeowner it’s a little simpler.  Size of lot, obstacles, landscaping, gate width, budget and perhaps terrain.  If your purchasing a machine for commercial use you need to [Continue]