Liquid or Granular – Does it Matter?

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Nitrogen, the primary component of most fertilizers, has long been lauded as the element responsible for the dark green color that homeowners are hoping to achieve with fertilizer applications.  Numerous studies show that in fact, Nitrogen is only one component and that there are many other components that impact the color and overall health of… Read more »

Which is better, one pre-emergent or two?

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Comparing lawn care programs and pricing can be a lot like trying to understand the difference between the colors lime green and chartreuse.  So let’s see if we can shed some light on a common question; are two pre-emergent applications better than one? First of all, weed control products in their most basic forms break… Read more »

What’s Up With the Blue Lawns?

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It’s not uncommon this time of year to see lawns scattered throughout neighborhoods that have been sprayed blue or in some cases a neon green.  What’s up with that? Basically, it is just a dye that some companies add to their weed control applications.  The color adds nothing to the effectiveness of products being sprayed. … Read more »

Prepare Your Lawn for Spring

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Every year it seems that Oklahoma weather does its best to throw some curveballs our way.  2018 has been no exception thus far.  We have seen everything from drought conditions, to record high temps, followed by record low temps, and just this past week a deluge of rain. All of these changing conditions can be… Read more »

Crepe Myrtles

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By Evie Baltzer, Staff Horticulturist I’m sure many of you have heard the term, “Crepe murder,” so today I wanted to talk about how to trim Crepe Myrtles properly and how to avoid, “murdering,” them. The best time to trim back Crepe Myrtles is in February or March, when they are just coming out of… Read more »