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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…

Home, Lawn Care, Pesticides, Seasonal

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…

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Equipment, Home, Lawn Care

Mower deck size and productivity

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…

Home, Lawn Care, Seasonal

Blow or Mulch your leaves

Often times I am asked what is the best method to remove leaves from your lawn. This can be somewhat subjective. If you have the means you may hire a lawn service to manage your leaves and not have to…

Home, Lawn Care

Lawn care, DIY or hire?

Have you ever wondered what it actually cost to maintain your lawn?  Perhaps you have a log and some actual figures.  Did you log you time?  Did you include all the extras?  Annual flowers, mulch, transporting/truck, perhaps equipment rental, fertilizer,…

Home, Landscaping

Benefits of Organic Mulch

Benefits of Organic Mulch.  A fresh layer of mulch sure looks nice.  It also has several benefits.  First and obvious is the aesthetics.  Which is what most people are after when spreading new mulch.  Lets look at what else it can…

Home, Lawn Care, Pesticides

Mole abatement

Mole abatement. If your experiencing problems with moles you have a couple options to eradicate them.   Merit insecticide, Talpirid mole bait, or trapping. Moles can do a lot of damage to a lawn in a short period of time.  First…

Home, Lawn Care

The real cost of turf irrigation

I have been in the lawn and landscape industry for going on twenty five years now.  An irrigation system can be a frivolous investment if not properly managed.  Based on my experience I would place the percentage of mismanaged irrigation…

Home, Lawn Care, Seasonal

Aeartion and overseeding

Aeartion and overseeding. Core aeration has several benefits.  Breaking up compacted soil helps your turf acquire water and nutrients more efficiently.  Basically getting the fertilizer and water to the roots.  Increases water absorption.  Helps with run off, therefore using less…

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