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  • Winter Lawn Care Tips

    || 25-Nov-2015

    Winter Lawn Care Tips Now that Halloween has come and gone, and Thanksgiving preparations are underway this week, it is wouldn’t be a bad idea to get a jump on preparing your lawn for the next season. Most of us don’t think about lawns during the winter, but even in the cold season, your lawn needs regular care and maintenance to ensure it is healthy, green, and beautiful come springtime. In areas where we ...
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  • Get to Know Your Fertilizer

    || 23-Nov-2015

    Winter Lawn Care Tips We know that fertilizer is necessary for lawn care, but do we know what makes up its content? Do we know how it works and what it provides? Fertilize r is usually added to soil to provide the nutrients necessary to make sure your lawn continues growing. While most of the soil we use contains a healthy dose of nutrients, it may be deficient in a particular nutrient or the plant cannot absorb in ...
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  • Global Warming and Oklahoma Lawns

    || 19-Nov-2015

    Today we will tie a record in Tulsa for the longest stretch of days where the temperature stays above freezing, being the 257 th straight day where that happens. Way back on March 6 th was the last time the local temperature dropped below 32 degrees here. It’s likely we will break the record since records have been kept, as it appears we will not have a hard freeze here until Sunday. So say ...
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  • The Final Mowing of the Season!

    || 4-Nov-2015

    The Final Mowing of the Season! | LawnAmerica, Inc. With fall firmly entrenched and winter right around the corner now, bermudagrass and zoysiagrass are turning brown and slowing down their growth. As soon as we see our first good freeze, the turf will turn totally brown, often with a wavy pattern of green and brown stripes running through the turf. The good news is that if you’ve not done so yet, one more good mowing should be it for the ...
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  • Halloween is Gone, Christmas is Here.

    || 2-Nov-2015

    What a difference a weekend makes. Just few short days ago we had mummies, super heroes, and princesses roaming the streets asking for candy. Everyone was carving their coolest pumpkin. Stores were a sea of orange, black and purple. Almost overnight though the cobwebs and spooky displays have given way to the festive red and green of the Christmas season. While many complain about how the holidays ...
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  • Is Bermudagrass Turning Dormant Already?

    || 14-Oct-2015

    Is Bermudagrass Turning Dormant Already? Warm-season turf such as bermudagrass and zoysiagrass typically begin shutting down for the season, turning brown, and going into dormancy in late October as the weather turns colder. The first hard freeze in early November typically will then turn green grass blades totally brown, often in splotchy patterns across the turf. Here we are in mid-October though, and much bermudagrass is not green and ...
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  • "Mini-Drought" in Oklahoma Lawns Affecting Fescue Seeding

    || 12-Oct-2015

    "Mini-Drought" in Oklahoma Lawns Affecting Fescue Seeding “Mini-Drought” in Oklahoma Lawns Affecting Fescue Seeding Although we are still ahead in annual rainfall in Oklahoma this year, we’ve not had significant rainfall for over 7 weeks. This comes at a critical time when seeding fescue, as a moist seedbed is necessary for proper germination. It’s pretty simple…. without water, seeds don’t germinate, so supplemental ...
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  • Got Moles and Gophers in Your Lawn?

    || 7-Oct-2015

    Got Moles? I’ll bet you do. Both moles and gophers are becoming more active in lawns as we get into fall. Moles are smaller, make foraging tunnels across your lawn, while eating insects and worms in the soil. Gophers are larger, constructing larger mounds of dirt as they make deeper tunnels. Gophers are herbivores, eating plant roots. Both can be a pain in the lawn! We’ve tried about ...
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  • Celebrate Fall by Planting Tulip Bulbs in October

    || 30-Sep-2015

    R emember last spring driving by those beautiful bursts of color from the tulips growing in your neighbor’s lawn up the street? Well, if you’d like to enjoy the same experience in your landscape next spring, fall is the time to plant those. We recommend planting tulips when the soil temperatures are in the 60 degree range or less, which is usually in October in Oklahoma. It’s ...
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  • The Key to Fescue Seeding Success

    || 28-Sep-2015

    OK, so you’ve paid LawnAmerica hundreds of dollars to properly seed your lawn. We’ve prepared the soil with good aeration. We provided the best high-quality fescue seed, with zero weed or other crop seed. We applied a good starter fertilizer and organic soil amendment. Now all you have to do is wait for the seed to come up and your lawn will look like this in three weeks, right? WRONG! ...
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  • Fall & Winter Weed Control Starts Now!

    || 21-Sep-2015

    Fall & Winter Weed Control Starts Now! We have started our last regular lawn treatment of the season for our LawnAmerica customers. It consists of a liquid blanket treatment for pre and post-emergent weed-control. It’s very important to water in this pre-emergent within a few days for best results. So if we do not receive rainfall within 3 days, water in this treatment with just about 1/4” of moisture. Several years ago we ...
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  • Remember Those Dead Spots in Your Turf Last Spring?

    || 14-Sep-2015

    Fixing Spring Dead Spots on Bermudagrass & Turf Remember those brown spots in your Bermuda grass lawn this past spring? It’s a very common turf disease called Spring Dead Spot, and September-October is the time to help combat that problem with applications of turf fungicides. Spring Dead Spot is caused by a fungus—ophiosphaerella korrae—which infects Bermuda grass roots during the fall. The fungus does not actually kill the ...
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  • All Seed Is Not Created Equal

    || 11-Sep-2015

    This first major cool front and rain event in Tulsa has signaled the official start of the fescue seeding season here in Oklahoma. Being a cool-season grass, fescue will often thin out during hot Oklahoma summers, along with the stress from Brown Patch turf disease, shade, water stress, improper mowing, and other factors. Therefore, fescue should be over-seeded every fall in order to fill in thin ...
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  • Attack of the Fall Webworms

    || 9-Sep-2015

    Dealing with Webworms in Your Trees The fall webworm infestation in certain Oklahoma trees has come back with a vengeance this fall, with the second generation of pests wrapping up webs in trees. The fall webworm larva hatch from eggs deposited on tree leaves, mainly pecan, walnut, persimmon, and other fruit bearing trees. Some ornamental trees found in the landscape such as river birch and sweet gum can also be prone to attacks. My ...
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  • Poison Ivy: A Mean Little Plant

    || 3-Sep-2015

    Poison Ivy: A Mean Little Plant Today’s post is coming to you again from Mr. Mike Bennett. Learn from his first hand experiences with a mean little plant. Fall is soon to be upon us. Cooler temperatures, shorter days, football and all those beautiful fall colors. Getting up close and personal with some of those colorful leaves can get you into trouble though. Some people, myself included, are very allergic to a mean little ...
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  • Properly Fertilizing Your Turf

    || 1-Sep-2015

    Today’s blog is coming to you courtesy of Rodney Warlick. Rodney is 10 year veteran of LawnAmerica, currently serving as the Team Leader in the Owasso, OK area. Rodney’s attention to detail, expertise and care for his customers is second to none. Greener Isn’t Always Better As fall makes it way to us, many times our lawns are trying to recover from tough summer conditions and ...
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  • Ghosting...Should You Be Concerned?

    || 27-Aug-2015

    Today’s blog is written by Jake Johnson, Brad’s oldest son. Jake joined the LawnAmerica team several months ago after serving our country in the US Marine Corps. Though his current tenure with LawnAmerica has only been a few months, being a Johnson, he has years of lawn care experience under his belt and is a valuable member of the LawnAmerica team. Last week I was forwarded a story ...
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  • Fall Mowing Tips

    || 25-Aug-2015

    Lawn Tips for the Fall Over the next few weeks we will be showcasing some blogs from various members of our staff. Today you will be hearing from Mike Bennett. Mike has the unique perspective of having been a long time customer of LawnAmerica before joining our team over 2 years ago. Mike has had his Master Gardener Certification for over 10 years and has a certification in Lawn & Landscape Design from all the way ...
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  • Appealing Flowerbeds VS Unsightly Weeds

    || 21-Aug-2015

    Appealing Flowerbeds VS Unsightly Weeds Over the next few weeks we will be showcasing some blogs from various members of our staff. Today you will be hearing from Nathan Riddle. Nathan is one of our Route Managers serving customers in Owasso, Oklahoma. Nathan has over 14 years of experience servicing Oklahoma lawns and landscapes and is great part of our team. Flowerbeds are a source of great pride for many homeowners. They are an ...
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  • Fescue Seeding Coming Soon

    || 17-Aug-2015

    This shaded area now needs fescue seeding this fall. The August heat and sudden lack of rainfall is putting a lot of stress suddenly on cool-season turf such as fescue in Oklahoma. Earlier in the season during the rainy and humid period it was Brown Patch turf disease that was wreaking havoc on fescue turf. And now it’s the other end of the weather extreme hot and dry weather. Growing ...
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  • What Happened to my Green Lawn?

    || 14-Aug-2015

    What Happened to my Green Lawn? “But we’ve had all this rain this year,” I heard a customer say as they looked at their brown lawn that was green a few weeks ago. Yes, the rains we’ve had from May through July were sure nice, and caused Tulsa lawns and landscapes to be nice and green all summer for a change. But now that we are into mid-August, it’s back to more of what we typically experience in ...
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  • What to Do about Late Summer Crabgrass

    || 12-Aug-2015

    What to Do about Late Summer Crabgrass As summer is winding down, the troublesome summer annual weed crabgrass can rear its ugly head late in the season. A pre-emergent herbicide applied early in spring is the best way to prevent crabgrass from even germinating. So if one was not applied properly earlier this season, expect crabgrass, often in large amounts. Crabgrass is a lighter pale green grassy weed that can form a dense mat in the ...
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  • LawnAmerica Receives NALP Community Stewardship Award

    || 5-Aug-2015

    LawnAmerica Receives NALP Community Stewardship Award LawnAmerica was recently awarded the Community Stewardship Award for its company's ongoing culture of giving back within the community, sponsored by theNational Association of Landscape Professionals. Company owner Brad Johnson accepted the award in Arlington, VA recently in conjunction with their community service trip to Arlington National Cemetery with his son Jake, recently back home after ...
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  • Americans Love Their Lawns

    || 3-Aug-2015

    Americans Love Their Lawns A recent Harris Poll conducted through the National Association of L andscape Professio nal s (NALP) confirmed what we know at LawnAmerica, that yards are important to American homeowners. Most Americans think it is important to have a yard (83%) and to spend time outside in the yard (75%). For those that have a yard, 90% think it is important that it is well-maintained. It is also important to ...
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  • Who's Ready for Christmas?

    || 30-Jul-2015

    Who's Ready for Christmas? Can you believe that half of 2015 is already gone? That means we are just a few short months away from installing Christmas lights again this year. July may seem too early to even think about Christmas lights, but the truth is, this is the best time to guarantee a spot in our busy schedule while saving some money by pre-paying for your Christmas Décor services. We all know that overwhelmed ...
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