FROM THE EXPERT

The Crabgrass Graveyard

During a recent conference, I came across this site. At first glance, it may look as though the brown areas were seeded and a hay mulch was spread on top. On closer inspection though, it’s [...]

Crabgrass

Crabgrass is a summer annual that appears every season when the soil temperatures reach 55° F. Once established it outcompetes other grasses for water,

Plantain, Narrow-leaf

Narrow-leaf plantain is a perennial weed that is common in turfgrass. It typically appears on drier sites and on neutral basic soils. It often grows in compacted soils.

Compost

The compost we use to topdress a lawn is 100% natural, derived from decomposed leaves and yard trimmings. In addition to adding nutrients to the soil,

Chickweed, Common

Common chickweed is a mat-forming winter annual but may occur as a short-lived perennial. Leaves are opposite, egg or oval shaped, and sparsely hairy.

Disease Triangle

Diseases arise due to three factors occurring simultaneously. A susceptible host (stressed lawn), a pathogen capable of infecting the host, and the environmental


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