Posts Tagged ‘cool season grasses’

Take the guesswork out of choosing the right grass

Many lawn and garden experts write long articles explaining the pros and cons of choosing different sod varieties. While these may sound helpful, they can also be confusing. For example, for just Florida’s Marco Island area, Bermuda, Bahia, St. Augustine and Zoysia grasses are all recommended. Who wants to spend their free time researching and…

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Overseeding is the anti-aging secret for cool-season lawns

Lawns may not wrinkle over time, but older turf can show its age by getting a little sparse. Here’s a practically foolproof anti-aging secret for cool-season lawns: overseeding. This one simple step – spreading seed over your existing lawn – can help restore your yard to a thicker, healthier state. How overseeding keeps your grass…

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Why September is a Critical Month for Cool-Season Grasses

You know it’s September when kids are back in school and holiday decorations are already in all the stores. It’s also a critical month for cool-season grasses. This is the perfect time to fertilize cool-season grasses such as Kentucky bluegrass and tall fescue. Sixty to seventy-five percent of all nitrogen applied to cool-season lawns should…

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6 Fall Lawn Care Tips for a More Beautiful Yard Next Spring

As the temperature starts to drop, it’s more pleasant to spend time outdoors. And while you’re enjoying the change of seasons, there are a few ways you can also help your lawn make the transition.Autumn’s cooler temperatures and spotty rainfall are actually great conditions for your lawn to absorb energy, moisture and nutrients before it…

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Is “brown” in season? How water-wise is your lawn?

Lush, green lawns are a welcome part of summer. Despite what some lawn-shamers might say, by maintaining your yards, you and your neighbors are actually doing something environmentally friendly. In fact, eight average front lawns have the same air cooling effect as about 70 tons of air conditioning*. But there may still be times when…

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What’s the best cool season grass?

If you live in the northern two-thirds of the country, cool season grass is your best turf option. Cool season grasses thrive when the temperature is between 60 and 75 degrees. You’ve got your choice of four common varieties: Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescue, fine fescue and ryegrass. Each has its benefits. Keep in mind that…

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Three signs it may be time to aerate your lawn

All that walking and playing on your lawn can compact the soil, forcing out the air. If your turf has become so dense that the roots are starved for nourishment, it may be time to give it some breathing room by aerating your lawn. Aeration is when you punch holes all over your lawn, or…

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Early fall is the perfect time to overseed cool season lawns

September marks the start of football season, and also the best time to overseed cool season lawns such as fescue and bluegrass. The soil is still warm and there’s usually plenty of rain. This gives newly planted seeds a good opportunity to establish the strong root system that they will need to survive the winter.…

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