Author: Gary Forrester

Fertilizing Lawns

Essential Elements All plants require certain chemical elements for proper growth and appearance. Of these at least 17 are known to be essential elements. Table 1 lists the 17 known elements and the...

Mole Cricket Management in Turfgrass

Turfgrass management involves a basic knowledge of several different cultural practices, such as proper irrigation, fertilization, and mowing. However, a knowledge of insect pest and disease...

Overseeding With Ryegrass

It is not generally recommended to overseed home lawns, but if it is performed, it should only be on a bermudagrass lawn. The extra irrigation, fertilization, and shading effects of the overseeding...

Zoysiagrass

Zoysiagrass (Zoysia species) was introduced into the United States from Asia and grows best during the warm (80 to 95 °F) months of spring, summer and early fall. They grow vigorously during this...

Zoysiagrass Yearly Maintenance Program

Zoysiagrass is an important turfgrass used throughout the southern regions of the United States and into the transition zones where both cool-season and warm-season grasses are adapted. The improved...

Bermudagrass Yearly Maintenance Program

Bermudagrass (Cynodon species) is an important turfgrass used throughout the southern regions of the United States and into the transition zones where both cool-season and warm-season grasses are...

Reducing Winter Damage in Turfgrass

Turfgrass management in the Carolinas can be quite challenging. During the growing season, many homeowners will have to manage turf through periods of excessive rainfall followed by periods of...

Centipedegrass Yearly Maintenance Program

Centipedegrass (Eremochloa ophiuroides) is a slow-growing, apple-green colored, coarse-leaved turfgrass that is adapted for use as a low maintenance, general purpose turf. It requires little...

Conservative Turfgrass Irrigation

Turfgrass irrigation, along with mowing and fertilizing, is one of the basic management tools we implement when entrusted to the care of turf. Although the application of water to a turf to maintain...

Conserving Water in Your Landscape

Water is a precious natural resource that should be conserved in all endeavors concerning landscape management. In urban areas as much as 60% of all water usage goes to maintaining landscapes. Much...

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