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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....

When should you fertilize your lawn?

Fertilizing the lawn is a great way to improve its quality and is one component of turfgrass maintenance required to have a thick, lush stand of turf. How much fertilizer to use depends on the turf...

Weed of the Month – Cudweed

Cudweeds (Gamochaeta spp.) are herbs in the aster family that serve as host plants for American painted lady caterpillars. There are about fifty plus species, and all are native to the Americas....

Weed of the Month: Smilax (Greenbrier)

Smilax spp. Smilax vines go by the common names greenbrier or catbrier due to the thorns covering their stems. There are 300 to 350 smilax species worldwide. Approximately twenty-four species are...

Weeds can be a Scourge in Your Home Lawn

The majority of the weeds in the landscape now are winter annuals and will die back in early summer due to warmer weather. These weed seeds germinate in fall and early winter. As weeds mature, they...

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