Monthly Archives: May 2020

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I WATER MY LAWN?

This question does not have a simple answer because irrigation requirements vary with grass species, with soil type, and with environmental conditions. These factors often interact in complex ways that make decision making difficult. On average, turf will usually require from one to one and one hald inches of water per week for normal maintenance […]

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I FERTILIZE MY LAWN?

The general guideline for fertilizer application is to apply fertilizer when the turf is actively growing, therefore, the timing will be different for warm and cool season species. Cool-season species are most actively growing during the spring and fall of the year. However, high spring fertility treatments may be detrimental to the survival of the […]

WHAT ARE THE IMPORTANT THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN ESTABLISHING A LAWN FROM SEED?

Successful establishment of a lawn from seed is a critical component of creating a healthy lawn; however, at times good establishment can even be difficult for professionals. The potential of successfully establishing a healthy turf can be increased by paying attention to a few basic principles. Soil testing should be the first step in any […]

WHAT IS THE BEST CULTIVAR OF GRASS TO GROW WHERE I LIVE?

Turfgrass breeders throughout the U.S. have worked very hard to develop cultivars of the common turfgrass species that are well adapted to different regions of the country. In addition there is an excellent program, called the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP), partially sponsored by the USDA that tests new and old standard cultivars of the […]