Content tagged "lawns and turf"

Protect Your Lawn During Drought

 Heat and moisture stresses placed on both cool-season and warm-season grasses will force them into a dormant stage. Just because they are brown does not...

What is wrong with a lawn that has rings of dead grass; how can it be treated? I live in Colorado.

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: February 14, 2012

Necrotic ring spot, caused by the fungus Ophiosphaerella korrae, is one of several patch diseases that affect turf in the United States. For many years a...

What should I use to control white grubs in my lawn? When do I apply it?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: January 05, 2012

This information is specific to Ohio and may nor may not be applicable to your area. Grubs can be very damaging to lawns if the population is high, but there...

How do I get rid of dallis grass weeds in St. Augustine lawn grass?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: October 25, 2011

Dallis grass (Paspalum dilatatum) is a clump grass that can only be killed by manually digging up the clumps or spot killing them with one of the glyphosate...

Do poisoned peanuts, windmills, etc. sold to kill or repel moles really work?

Killing moles with poisoned peanuts or repelling them with windmills or certain chemical products are among the least effective means of controlling moles....

Kochia is taking over my lawn. How do I kill it?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: October 19, 2011

Kochia is a common annual weed that is often found in waste areas and in bare patches in lawns. Killing young Kochia plants is not difficult; any broadleaf...

How can I lower my soil pH (7.5) for lawn grass?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: October 17, 2011

There is no good way to lower the pH quickly. Use an acid forming fertilizer to lower pH over time. With some grasses it may not be necessary to lower a pH...

What should I do if I spill fertilizer on my lawn?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: October 14, 2011

If you have over-applied or spilled fertilizer on your lawn, you must physically remove as much as you can. This can be accomplished by hand or by using a...

What causes thin, patchy grass?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: October 10, 2011

Thin grass is often a sign that;It is important to first diagnose the cause of the thinning lawn and proceed from there. Pest problems are usually the least...

Will sprinkling gypsum on 'dog urine' dead lawn spots balance the pH and allow the grass to grow back?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: September 30, 2011

Dog-urine spots in lawn are due to the high level of nitrogen in the dog urine; that is what burns the grass.  The urine doe not cause a high pH in the area....

How can I control dallisgrass in my Texas St. Augustine lawn?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: April 22, 2011

When is it too late in the fall to plant grass seed in Minnesota?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: January 07, 2011

Insect Problems of Lawns by Region

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: January 03, 2011

Links to external web pages are followed by the source's name in parentheses. Find resources for managing or controlling common lawn insect pests. Choose...

Lawns: Cool Season Lawn Care and Management

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: May 17, 2010

Lawns | Turfgrass Selection | Cool Season Lawn Care and Management | Warm Season Lawn Care and Management Links to external web pages are followed by the...

I have holes in my yard about the size of a quarter with a little mound of dirt around it. What is causing this and how can I stop it?

Lawns: Warm Season Lawn Care and Management

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: August 07, 2008

Lawns | Turfgrass Selection | Cool Season Lawn Care and Management | Warm Season Lawn Care and Management Links to external web pages are followed by the...

Lawns

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: August 06, 2008

Lawns | Turfgrass Selection | Cool Season Lawn Care and Management | Warm Season Lawn Care and Management eXtension Lawn content reviewers are university...

How do I get rid of crayfish in my lawn?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: April 09, 2008

Lawns: Turfgrass Selection

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: March 26, 2008

Lawns | Turfgrass Selection | Cool Season Lawn Care and Management | Warm Season Lawn Care and Management Links to external web pages are followed by the...

How do I control unwanted weeds and grasses in my lawn?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: March 04, 2008

I sodded my lawn with Emerald zoysia two years ago. The grass grows and looks great, but it has a lumpy and bumpy appearance. What is the problem?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: January 23, 2008

My lawn is newly sodded zoysia. What watering and fertilization schedule would you recommend?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: January 08, 2008

Please tell me the difference between winterizer and spring fertilizer.

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: January 08, 2008

How do I control purple deadnettle and henbit?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: January 08, 2008

Winter ryegrass is driving us nuts. Is there any way to kill the ryegrass without damaging the permanent grass (St. Augustine)? The neighbors have a lawn care company and no ryegrass problems!

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: January 07, 2008

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