For those of you wanting to
and/or seed your lawn; the calendar
is now your friend. The best times
for seeding are August through September for aeration, August
Following his turf conference at US Cellular Field, when asked by
reporters if there were just one
thing homeowners would take
from the conference for their lawn,
Rodger Bossard the famous “Sod
Father” answered “the benefits of Aeration”
Turn to the enclosed information sheets for more detail regarding seeding and aerating. Contact us to schedule your service.
A look out? Yes, just a
reminder of the role you need to
take to protect your lawn. This is
the time of year when insect and
drought damage become issues. In
many case it is very difficult to tell
one from the other. If your lawn
develops brown or dead spots that
don’t respond to watering, call us immediately, it could be the result
of insect damage.
We can’t make
this warning too often: New grass
and ornamental plants take several years to develop a mature root system. Any plants under five years old need to be watered regularly.
Another caution worth repeating relates to the proper or improper method to place mulch around your trees. DO NOT place tall pile of
mulch around your trees. Of the
above picture; left Bad, right Good.
On July 15th we made our annual
trip to West Lafayette to attend Turf Day at Purdue’s University Turf center.
Some of the topic presented:
Dealing with grubs and other insects
Studies confirm that lawns benefit from returning clippings to the lawn and from cutting at a height of 3” or more.
Received an update of herbicides approved for use on residential
Responsible application practices for fertilizer and weed control products
A tour of the weed garden. That’s right, a garden dedicated to weeds. Purdue’s staff has raised and labeled over seventy weeds to help us
identify and understand “the enemy”.
Maybe not the best example of
spots, but you get the idea. You may have noticing spots or areas of your lawn that that look different from
the surrounding grass. Sometimes these areas are made up of grassy weeds or unwanted grass plants
with names like nimblewill, bermuda grass, field grass, fescue, fountain grass or others. Contact us, there “may “ be specialty herbicides that can address these, usually requiring multiple applications.
Enjoy the Summer.