27
Aug

You Have Questions–West Coast Turf Has Your Lawn Answers!

As we get into the fall people are starting to get that itch for the ryegrass and the nice color that goes along with it, so I’m going to answer some “frequently asked questions” related to overseeding, general sod, and seasonal issues.  I will post an in depth overseeding manual as we get a little closer to the season and when the temperature decides to dip below 114 degrees.  You and I also know that with the start of the Michigan Football season around the corner there are more important things than overseeding, so maybe I will discuss a little college football also. Read the rest of this entry »

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16
Aug

End of Summer Seashore Paspalum Maintenance. PLUS–LAWN "TIP OF THE WEEK!"

I’ve received a lot of questions from paspalum growers who are chomping at the bit to get out there and fertilize their lawn, but let’s remember why you bought this grass.  This is a grass that likes low nitrogen and thrives off micro nutrients such as manganese, zinc, and iron.  The summer stress period brings on different animals for every grass and each grass has its way of fighting them off.  This blog will touch on the cultural techniques you can do at home to keep your paspalum strong, deep green in color, and keep costs down.  Just as is the case with all grasses, a healthy lawn is the best defense for any potential problems out there. Read the rest of this entry »

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14
Aug

Will You Be Overseeding Your Warm Season Grass This Fall? PLUS–LAWN "TIP OF THE WEEK!"

I know that the temperature is still well into the 100’s right now and overseeding your Arizona lawn  is the last thing on your mind, but it is time to start to think about what you’re going to do this fall.  You need to ask yourself a few basic questions because they will dictate how you maintain your lawn between now and then.  Overseeding is not a cut and dry practice, nor is it for everyone.   Is overseeding is for you? Read the rest of this entry »

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03
Aug

Is Your Lawn Drought Stressed or Do You Have Grubs?

I have received many e-mails in the last couple of weeks by homeowners that cannot believe the amount of water it is taking to get their grass to maintain the correct moisture and not exhibit drought stress conditions.  If you’re following all of the cultural practices necessary to maintain a healthy lawn and you are still seeing signs of trouble you may need to take a look under the turf for grubs.  Read the rest of this entry »

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