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Weed of the Month – Doveweed

Doveweed (Murdannia nudiflora) Doveweed is a summer annual broadleaf weed in the dayflower family. It has a low-growing, very grass-like habit and appearance. It produces stolons (creeping...

Plan Winter Weed Control Now

It still feels like summer, but it is already time to start thinking about winter weed control. Annual winter weeds germinate late summer through fall and slowly grow during the winter months. They...

Scouting for Lawn Insects

The dog days of summer can be brutal on your lawn, especially if you have an insect attacking the grass. Insect damage can occur on both the blades and the roots and can cause yellow to brown...

Weed of the Month – Fragrant Kyllinga

Fragrant Kyllinga (Kyllinga odorata) Fragrant kyllinga is mostly a summer annual but can be perennial with milder winters. It is a member of the Sedge (Cyperaceae) family. It can be distinguished...

How Often Should A Lawn Be Watered?

Proper irrigation can make a big difference in the health of your lawn. Most turfgrasses need about an inch of water a week. Use a rain gauge and monitor the forecast to help determine when to...

Weed of the Month

Horsenettle (Solanum carolinense) Horsenettle is a Southeastern native, perennial weed and a member of the nightshade or Solanaceae family. The nightshade family also includes tomatoes, peppers,...

Why You Should Aerate Your Lawn

Aeration is a cultural practice that does not need to be done often but can provide immense benefits for your lawn. Soil is comprised of minerals, organic matter, and the spaces in between those...

Weed of the Month – Slender Rush

Slender Rush (Juncus tenuis) Slender rush is a native, perennial plant. It has thin, hollow, dark green leaves. The plant resembles sedges because it also has three leaves near the top of the stem....

Mowing Height Matters

Mowing height has a significant impact on the overall health of your lawn. Lawn grasses only tolerate mowing; it is an injury that requires recovery. A golden rule of lawn care is to only remove...

Weed of the Month – Yellow Woodsorrel

Yellow Woodsorrel (Oxalis stricta) Yellow woodsorrel, also commonly called oxalis, is a perennial weed that grows throughout the year. It is often confused with clover; both have trifoliate leaves....

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