Fall Lawn Care

//Fall Lawn Care

How to care for your lawn in the fall.

Keep Mower Blades Sharpened Regularly

2018-05-25T12:42:35-05:00 By |Fall Lawn Care, Lawn Care, Maintenance, Mowing, Spring Lawn Care, Summer Lawn Care|

While mowing with a sharp blade is important for the look of the lawn, a sharp mower blade also plays an important role in a lawn's health. Below are some important benefits and reasons to sharpen mower blades regularly: A dull blade rips and tears the grass blade, leading to a higher susceptibility for disease [...]

Oak Mites Descends Upon Kansas City

2017-10-05T19:09:10-05:00 By |Fall Lawn Care, Pests, Tree Care, Weed Control|

The oak mite has people and their pets scratching. Native to Europe, this pest was first detected in the Kansas City area in 1994. The mites cause itchy, red welts that have small blisters in their center Unlike chiggers that mostly concentrate in restricted areas around waste bands and socks, oak itch mite bites are [...]

The Truth about Nutsedge

2017-10-05T19:09:10-05:00 By |Fall Lawn Care, Fertilization, Grass Seeding, Weed Control|

When it comes to nutsedge (commonly called nutgrass), there are usually only three kinds of lawns in Kansas City: Lawns with nutsedge Lawns that will have nutsedge Lawns grown in very heavy shade Nutsedge facts: Nutsedge reproduces both by seed and by underground tubers. One single nutsedge plant, allowed to reproduce, can create many thousands [...]

Seed Care Instructions

2017-10-05T19:09:10-05:00 By |Fall Lawn Care, Grass Seeding, Lawn Care, Maintenance, Mowing, Sprinkler System, Watering|

Now that you have scheduled your lawn renovation. Its time for proper seed care. The success of your investment depends upon what happens after the seed is down. WATER IS VITAL! Follow these seed care instructions for optimal results: The soil surface must be continuously moist prior to, during, and after seed germination. On a [...]

Choose Grass Seed Wisely

2017-10-05T19:09:10-05:00 By |Fall Lawn Care, Grass Seeding, Maintenance, Mowing, Weed Control|

Most lawn problems can be easily repaired, but the use of the wrong seed can ruin your lawn like nothing else. It is extremely important to choose grass seed wisely by: Never buying grass seed unless the label says it has at least an 80% germination rate, 0.0% weeds, and 0.0% other crop. Weed and [...]

No Need to Worry About Tree & Lawn Mushrooms

2017-10-05T19:09:10-05:00 By |Fall Lawn Care, Lawn Care, Maintenance, Pests|

The Kansas City summer is coming to a rainy ending. Continuously wet soil has promoted more tree and lawn mushrooms than usual this year. Mushrooms are the fruiting body of a much larger fungus. Tree Trunk Mushrooms grow on tree trunks from fungi feeding on the dead wood of the tree. The only way to [...]

Mark Utilities

2017-10-05T19:09:11-05:00 By |Fall Lawn Care, Grass Seeding, Ideas, Maintenance, Sprinkler System, Tools|

It is easy to forget that most of our lawns and landscapes hide a maze of underground utilities that are critical to the function of our homes. These lines are easily damaged and can pose a very real danger if disturbed. Always call before you dig in your lawn and mark utilities. Utility Lines All [...]

Frost Damage to Grass

2017-10-05T19:09:11-05:00 By |Fall Lawn Care, Lawn Care, Spring Lawn Care, Watering, Weather|

Beware of Frost Damage to your Grass. If grass feels crunchy underfoot, stay off! We see it every spring & fall. There comes a heavy frost and then within a day or two, brown spots appear, mostly in the form of trails and patches across and around the yard. The culprit is not Jack Frost [...]

WATER LAWN & LANDSCAPING TO PREPARE FOR WINTER

2017-10-05T19:09:12-05:00 By |Fall Lawn Care, Landscaping, Watering, Weather|

Dry Conditions in Kansas City Even with the rain last week, it was not enough to wet the soil to a necessary depth to protect your lawn and landscaping. Average October rainfall is over 3.5 inches and KC received less than an inch this year.  It is critical to water lawn & landscapes.  Unless you kept your lawn, [...]