There is really no such thing as a shade loving grass. As a result, everyone trying to maintain good quality grass in shady areas is fighting an uphill battle. Most grass can be improved in shade if you understand the problems grass faces. There are two problems grass faces in shade: first is the lack […]
It is common for sodded lawns to be brown the first Spring after sodding. This is a natural occurrence and does not indicate any problems with your lawn. You will probably remember that your lawn was a beautiful dark green going into Winter. If there is plenty of snow during the Winter and it melts
In order to know what to do about grubs, you have to learn about them. In the Northeast, most grubs are Japanese beetles, although a few are masked chafers. Both beetles look similar and have a similar life cycle. Adult beetles of both types appear in June as beetles that fly around, munching on ornamental
Watering your mature, healthy lawn every day, or even every other day, is the definition of overwatering. This is wrong no matter what other people tell you or what your neighbors do! What is wrong with watering like this? Overwatering drowns the plant’s roots Grass plants do not need, and cannot use, this much water!
One of the most confusing aspects of homeownership is deciding on a fertilizer program. Should you have it done or do it yourself? Lots of people sell fertilizer programs, which one is the best? Many people offer advice, but what does the grass really need? Fertilizer 101: The Science Overview First, you must learn what
Diagnosing lawn problems is not hard – you need to observe the turf and understand some basics about turf grass physiology and the impact of the environment. Some common problems are: Grass in the shade? No turf looks as good in the shade as it does in the sun. There are two problems with grass