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 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.


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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