Spring Weed-Control Begins Now

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With the great weather in late January, we are starting our Early Spring Weed-Control Treatment in the Tulsa area this week. Early on, we are using a new pre-emergent product named Specticle, from Bayer Chemical Company. We've used it in trail situations for over a year now. We applied Specticle last fall on most of… Read more »

Thinking of Doing Your Own Lawncare?

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Now that the arctic air has moved back north where it belongs, and the sun has returned, we can finally get some lawn care work done here at LawnAmerica. Pre-emergent for crabgrass and other summer annual weeds needs to be applied by April 1st, so with any good weather, we should be fine. My big… Read more »

No More Sandburs!

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Being the old science teacher that I am, I volunteer at the Mark Twain School in west Tulsa to teach science enrichment for the 6th graders there. It's an inner-city school with alot of needs, so I, along with a few others from our church, help out with this about every six weeks. Yesterday as… Read more »

How Does Cold Weather Affect Weed-Control?

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We continue to experience really cold temperatures in the Tulsa area this winter. I've written about how extreme cold temperatures could affect bermudagrass turf in a negative way. Winterkill is always something turfgrass managers worry about when temperatures hover around zero for very long. We shall see later this spring how our turf has held… Read more »

Why are Some Lawns Blue?

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You know it's finally turning springtime in Tulsa, as some lawns and turf areas are turning blue or light green. It's not because the bermudagrass is greening up or changing colors, but rather a dye or paint that some lawncare companies in Tulsa use as a marker. There is no agronomic benefit to the blue… Read more »