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Brown Patch
Home, Lawn Care

Turf diseases in fescue

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. Turf diseases is common especially in fescue lawns. Bermuda takes the heat and humidity better….

Business, Equipment, Lawn Care

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 be done in fall.  However, due to last season’s dry…

Lawn Care

Sample of Number of mowing per year

Some data collected on number of mowing(s) per year, over the past five years.   Combination of irrigated and non-irrigated lawns.  With the dry heat we had last season, even watered lawns required less service. Data collected in Knoxville and Louisville,…

Exmark Turf Tracer hydrostatic drive
Business, Equipment, Home, Lawn Care

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 new machine.   My first real commercial mower was a…

Exmark Floating Deck
Business, Equipment, Home, Lawn Care

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 the machine will be used.  Terrain, mowing conditions, hours of…

Home, Lawn Care, Pesticides

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…

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…

Exmark Floating Deck
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…

Equipment, Lawn Care

Dressing your grinding wheel

A must have tool if your sharpening mower blades is a grinding wheel dressing tool.  It’s easy to use and only takes a few seconds to clean or dress your grinding wheel.  There also inexpensive, about $24 from Amazon. Why…

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