The Truth about Nutsedge

2017-10-05T19:09:10-05:00By |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 [...]

Yellow Nutsedge/Nutgrass/Watergrass

2017-10-05T19:09:11-05:00By |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. [...]

Powdery Mildew

2017-10-05T19:09:11-05:00By |Fertilization, Grass Seeding, Spring Lawn Care, Tree Care, Weather|

If areas of your lawn look like they are covered with white powder or worse, white paint, you have powdery mildew.? Its a very common disease that thrives in cool, wet conditions in the winter and spring. Powdery mildew is most common and most damaging in areas with heavy shade and poor air circulation. Some [...]

Apply Pre-Emergent in Beds

2017-10-05T19:09:12-05:00By |Fertilization, Flowers, Garden, Landscaping, Spring Lawn Care|

It's time to Apply Pre-Emergent in Beds The first round of pre-emergent in flower, shrub, and vegetable gardens should be applied in March or early April but not before mulch is applied first. There are, however, exceptions to that generalization when you apply pre-emergent. Each year we see the same costly pre-emergent and mulch mistakes. [...]

Pine Sawfly Alert

2017-10-05T19:09:12-05:00By |Fertilization, Pests, Spring Lawn Care, Tree Care|

Now is the time to watch pines for the presence of pine sawfly larvae. Watch for these Signs: The culprit is the larvae of a broad-waisted wasp that looks a lot like a house fly. Eggs are laid at the ends of pine branches during the summer. Eggs begin to hatch in early to mid-April. [...]


2017-10-05T19:09:12-05:00By |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. [...]

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