Category: Lawn Care

Turf diseases in Fuscue

Depending on your grass type, fescue or Bermuda grass for example, your lawn my not be too happy under the current heat wave we’re experiencing. Especially fescue lawns. Bermuda takes

Spring aeration, over-seeding, pre-emergent.

Spring aeration, over-seeding, pre-emergent. I have noticed a few signs advertising aeration and over-seeding.  It’s almost March now and that got my attention.  Couple things to consider.  First, over-seeding should

Number of mowings per year declining as climate heats up.

Number of mowings per year declining as climate heats up. Some data collected on number of mowing(s) per year, over the past five years.   Combination of irrigated and non-irrigated lawns. 

Belt vs Hydrostatic drive

Belt vs Hydrostatic drive. You’re looking to buy a walk behind mower.  Maybe it’s your first machine for home use or for business. Here’s a short article on buying a

Buying a new Mowing Machine

Buying a new mowing machine these days can be a little daunting.  For this article I’m  focusing on commercial machines. There are several makes, models and configurations.   You need to consider how

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

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

Dallisgrass vs Crabgrass

Gotten a couple searches for Dallisgrass vs Crabgrass.  If I had to contend with either one I’d choice the Crabgrass.

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

Sample of a fertilize program