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Holes in the Lawn

When holes and excavations mysteriously appear in lawns, it is helpful to note the season, location, and size. These are helpful clues when trying to identify the culprit and prevent further damage....

Fire Ant Management In The Home Lawn

The impacts of fire ants are well understood by anyone who has been stung by them. Their impacts, however, go far beyond the medical implications of their venomous stings. Millions of dollars are...

Selecting a Lawn Care Service

Maintaining an attractive lawn can be an overwhelming task for some homeowners lacking turfgrass management training. Professional turfgrass managers often spend years becoming educated on turfgrass...

Tall Fescue Maintenance Calendar

This calendar of suggested maintenance practices is designed to be a general guide in the care of your fescue lawn. Location, soil type, health of lawn, and other factors affect turf performance....

Carpetgrass

Carpetgrass (Axonopus affinis or A. compressus) is a creeping, warm-season grass native to the West Indies, which was introduced into the United States early in the 1800s. Carpetgrass is also called...

Chinch Bugs

The southern chinch bug, Blissus insularis, is a common turfgrass pest in the southeast. It is a major pest of St. Augustinegrass, however, it will feed on zoysiagrass, bermudagrass, and...

Two-Lined Spittlebug

Both the adult and the immature (nymph) stages of this insect can cause problems. The adults damage holly leaves while feeding. This can range from leaf distortion, wilting, or discoloration of...

Tall Fescue

Cool-season grasses grow well during the cool (60 to 75 °F) months of the year. They may undergo stress, become dormant or be injured during the hot months of summer and may require significantly...

Mowing Lawns

Lawn grasses need to be mowed properly. This chore is often taken for granted unless you realize that mowing directly affects the health and quality of a lawn. When mowing a lawn, important factors...

Growing Grass in Shade

One of the most common problems the homeowner must face is growing grass in the shade. There are not many solutions to the problems associated with growing turf in the shade, but guidelines have...

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