Core-plug Aeration

As a lawn ages, increased soil compaction can occur. This is a result of foot traffic, sports activities, pets, vehicle traffic and other forces that harden the soil and eliminate pore space in between soil particles. Without this pore space, air and water flow dramatically decrease. Because of this vital microbial activity ceases and the…

Warm Season Lawn Establishment, Maintenance and Care

Establishment: Selection The primary warm-season species, bermudagrass and Zoysiagrass, are well adapted throughout the south and along the warmer coastal areas along the East Coast Centipedegrass and St. Augustinegrass are limited only to the Tidewater region.  Monostands (single cultivars) are recommended for warm-season turfgrasses in almost all situations. Choose these grasses according to climate, the…

Proper Mowing Techniques

Proper Mowing Techniques Careful with that axe, Eugene! A cut to the quick will mean a slow recovery! The right height, the right time, and a sharp, sharp blade are what you need to keep things growing at a healthy clip! There is nothing we do more frequently in lawn maintenance than mowing the grass,…

Rose Gardening

Soils First Roses prefer neutral soil – a pH between 5.5-7.0. Do a soil sample to determine pH – you may have to apply limestone or sulfur to the soil. Give them plenty of organic matter when planting being careful not to over crowd them. The soil must be well drained, because, firstly, roses strongly…