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 »

Tulsa Home & Garden Show Next Weekend

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The 2014 Tulsa HBA Home & Garden Show starts next Thursday at the fairgrounds. This will be my 25th Tulsa homeshow to work at, along with many other smaller ones. This one is a great show, with most of the professionals dealing with just about anything relating to caring for your home on display. We'll… Read more »

Winter Worries about Lawns & Landscapes

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The winter of 2013/2014 in Oklahoma is turning out to be one of the coldest in recent memory. And now comes the snow, which makes our job in applying early spring pre-emergent a lot tougher. At least crabgrass will not be germinating anytime soon in Tulsa, as the soil temperatures are way down there. But… Read more »

Will the Cold Winter of 2014 Affect Turf?

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That's a good question. It's been a very cold winter so far, and our heating bills are a reflection of that. In fact, 2013 was the 6th coldest year on record in Tulsa, after several of the hottest years on record. We experienced a very cool spring, mild summer, and a cool and even cold… Read more »