FROM THE EXPERT

Plantain, Broadleaf

Broadleaf plantain is a perennial weed that is common in turfgrass. It prefers to grow in moist, nutrient-rich soil and is regularly found in compacted soil.

Red Thread

Red thread is a cool season disease that is commonly found on turfgrass in the northeast. It is most active at temperatures of 60 – 70 degrees F.

Compaction

Soil compaction on a property can lead to turf dieback in those areas. A soil profile consists of a combination of air, water, mineral components (silt, sand, clay)

Mushrooms

Most mushrooms in lawns are beneficial because they decompose organic matter, which in turn releases nutrients back into the lawn.

Chinch Bugs

One of the more common insects found in home lawns is the Chinch bug. They feed on the grass blades by sucking out the fluids causing the turf to wilt,

Perennial Ryegrass

Perennial Ryegrass is a cool season grass that germinates extremely fast. This makes it an ideal fit to pair with Kentucky Bluegrass varieties.


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