The Final Mowing of the Season!

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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… Read more »

Halloween is Gone, Christmas is Here.

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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… Read more »

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 »