Content tagged "turfgrass"

Maintaining a Mean, Green Lawn using IPM

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: November 16, 2015

Most homeowners enjoy a thick, green lawn, and as the weather gets warmer, keeping that lawn green and clean will get more challenging. Too much water can...

Parking Strips: Water Conserving or Weed Magnet?

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: November 13, 2014

Parking strips can be either water conserving or weed magnets. Parking strips are often "out of sight, out of  mind" for many homeowners, especially in older...

Transition Zone Turfgrass Species

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: November 13, 2014

Transition zones are areas where neither cool nor warm season grasses are completely adapted. Summers tend to be too hot for cool season turfgrasses to do...

Selecting Appropriate Turfgrass Species

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: November 11, 2014

Turf grass species and maintenance for Florida Video source: Your Florida Lawn - North Florida LawnsSomewhat water-wise turfgrasses, such as Zoysia, can...

Irrigating the Parking Strip

Irrigating the parking strip (also called a park strip) is often a challenge.  Parking strips are often long and narrow and in some cases irregular in...

What are Fine Fescues?

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: September 25, 2013

Sheep fescue used in a water wise lawnPhoto source: Go Natural: Support a Pesticide Free Calgary Bylaw CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 A variety of fine fescues types are...

What is Carpetgrass and Tropical carpetgrass?

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: September 25, 2013

Carpetgrass turf Photo credit: Herb Neufeld Flickr CC BY 2.0Carpetgrass is a dense sod forming warm season turfgrass used in the southeastern U.S. It is...

What is Kentucky bluegrass?

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: September 25, 2013

Kentucky bluegrass is one of the most popular cool season turfgrasses in the United States. Its dark green leaf color and superior traffic tolerance makes it...

What is Blue grama grass?

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: September 25, 2013

Blue grama is a perennial warm season bunch grass native to the U.S. and Canada.  It has become popular as a drought tolerant alternative grass in water wise...

What is best for Hawaii lawns, Zoysia grass or St. Augustine grass?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: September 05, 2011

Each type of grass has its own characteristics, and best use will depend on your situation and location. Check out the various CTAHR publications on Turf...

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