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Controlling weeds in lawn and landscaping

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 [...]

Pulling Weeds Now Saves Work Next Year

2017-10-05T19:09:10-05:00 By |Garden, Lawn Care, Mowing, Weed Control|

September is crunch time if weeds have sprouted in lawns or shrub beds. Chemical control or tilling is often the most practical solution, but 100% control is rarely possible. Pulling weeds is always best for small-scale weeding. Most of next years weed seeds are being produced right now. Some of the worst weeds in our [...]

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 [...]

Crabgrass Management

2017-10-05T19:09:11-05:00 By |Grass Seeding, Lawn Care, Summer Lawn Care, Weed Control|

With summer heat, comes crabgrass. Ideal crabgrass management may surprise you. Depending on the amount of crabgrass in your lawn, there are 3 options on how to manage the weed. It's important to remember that crabgrass is an annual. It will die off naturally, however, it is key to eliminate the weed to prevent additional [...]

Yellow Nutsedge/Nutgrass/Watergrass

2017-10-05T19:09:11-05:00 By |Fertilization, Lawn Care, Maintenance, Spring Lawn Care, Weed Control|

Signs and treatment of Yellow Nutsedge: A few days after mowing, yellow nutsedge, commonly called nutgrass or watergrass, is already taller than the surrounding grass. The leaf blades are coarser and lighter green than the surrounding grass. Nutsedge prefers wet, thin-turf areas but can survive in even the driest and thickest lawn and garden areas. [...]

FINE TUNE YOUR EARLY APRIL LAWN

2017-10-05T19:09:12-05:00 By |Fertilization, Grass Seeding, Mowing, Spring Lawn Care, Watering, Weed Control|

Here's what's going on in your early April lawn this year: Mowers should be set to a height of 3.5 to 4 inches for the rest of the year and mowed every 4 to 7 days. High, frequent mowing promotes healthier roots, thicker and greener leaves, and chokes out weeds before they can get started. [...]

SPRING SEED, GOOD OR NOT? THAT IS THE QUESTION.

2017-10-05T19:09:12-05:00 By |Grass Seeding, Lawn Care, Spring Lawn Care, Watering, Weed Control|

Despite how much seed garden centers push out the door, spring is one of the worst times to seed a lawn. Spring seed rarely survives beyond the first days of July. By the time the seed germinates, the seedlings do not have enough time to develop a good root system before the onset of hot weather. [...]

WHAT IS A SHAMROCK?

2017-10-05T19:09:12-05:00 By |Garden, Spring Lawn Care, Weed Control|

All About the Shamrock From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   This article is about the plant that is a symbol of Ireland. Many places, organisations, businesses, products, creative works etc. use the shamrock in their names. For other uses, see Shamrock (disambiguation). Not to be confused with four-leaf clover. The Shamrock A shamrock is a [...]

DORMANT SEED YOUR LAWN IN EARLY WINTER

2017-10-05T19:09:12-05:00 By |Grass Seeding, Weed Control, Winter Lawn Care|

Dormant Seed Lawn Now = Great Lawn Next Spring If you missed the window for early fall seeding, don’t worry. Dormant seeding is the next most effective, efficient, and economical way to fill in a thin or bare lawn. DO NOT wait until spring to get any thin or bare areas seeded. Instead, put your [...]