Is Bermudagrass Turning Dormant Already?

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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… Read more »

“Mini-Drought” in Oklahoma Lawns Affecting Fescue Seeding

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“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… Read more »

Got Moles and Gophers in Your Lawn?

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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… Read more »