Is That Green Bermudagrass I See?

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It’s February 21st, and it still should be winter here in Oklahoma. However, this is a picture of dormant bermudagrass, but with little green leaves sticking up through the turf. It is normal to see a little green bermudagrass in areas that warm up sooner, such as along south-facing walls or along street edges in… Read more »

Henbit in Mid-February

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Call it another sign of global warming if you like, but I’ve never seen the annual weed Henbit out by mid-February in Oklahoma, seeing it out last week on Valentine’s Day. This plant is a common winter annual weed that germinates in fall, but is very small until the warmth of spring causes it to… Read more »

Dormant Oil Treatments Now Prevents Insect Damage Later

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Now is the perfect time to combat certain insect pests that can damage trees and shrubs later on in the season, with the application of a dormant oil treatment. Most commercially available horticultural or dormant oils  are refined from petroleum oil with the impurities filtered out. This is then combined with an emulsifying agent that allows… Read more »