If you’ve been scrolling through social media or search engines, you’ve probably ran across some articles supporting the formerly-dreaded dandelion. It’s official name is Taraxacum officinale, but you’ve probably called it much worse.
Summer is a great time to spend time in your lawn with family, but many of the lawn activities available for summer recreation are terrible for lawns. You cannot prevent all damage to your lawn, but you can mitigate some of the damage by following these few tips.
This spring and summer, many of us are turning to our lawns for recreational activities due to stay-at-home orders or recommendations. The beaches and parks may be open at some locations, but it is uncertain if they will remain open. At least you have a lawn to get your daily dose of vitamin D. This summer may not be filled with a lot of family vacations (hopefully it will), but you can still have some summer family fun in the lawn.
If you have a cool season grass lawn like tall fescue, it’s about time to give it a break when it comes to lawn care. Really, the only things left to do are aerate and apply post-emergent grassy weed control. Everything else is best left for different times of the year.
If you look at the calendar for bermudagrass lawn care created by the University of Georgia’s extension office, it says that May is an excellent time to apply grassy weed post emergence herbicide. It’s probably too late for pre-emergent herbicides, so learning all you can about post-emergence herbicide in Sandy Springs, GA will help to keep your lawn weed-free throughout the summer with very little effort.
Many people have difficulty maintaining their lawn in the shade. It simply doesn’t get enough sunlight. Most grass species need at least 4 to 6 hours of sunlight to thrive. Depending on the type of tree you have, you may not get any direct sunlight. That is why it is important to choose the right grass for your shady environment, and open the area to as much sunlight as possible.
Spring is here, and your grass is reaping the benefits of whatever soil amendments you’ve made to ensure it gets the nutrients it needs. This may be lime amendments meant to decrease the pH of acidic soil, or it could be fertilizers meant to feed your grass by the roots. Unfortunately, it takes time to get a soil test and for amendments to take effect. If you aren’t able to wait, there are alternatives to amendments, but they aren’t a perfect substitute.
Orders to shelter in place are confusing to Americans who have never faced government requests to maintain social distance. Luckily for lawn care enthusiasts, these orders don’t prevent lawn care or landscaping industries from completely shutting down. If you are looking to have some lawn work done, you can rest assured that lawn care is continuing during this pandemic.
Spring dead spot is a common bermudagrass lawn disease in the northern area of Georgia, also known as the Piedmont region.
Grubs are the larvae of multiple types of beetles, and they can do significant damage to an otherwise beautiful lawn. Until they are adult beetles, grubs do all of their damage underground. Many grubs emerge as beetles in late spring or early summer, and they are very active underground in the early spring. This leaves your lawn’s root system very vulnerable to grub damage during this time.