Spring Renewal

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Spring has finally arrived in full force in Tulsa, with trees, shrubs, and lawns coming back to life after a long, cold winter. At least most are coming back. With the droughts we’ve experienced, and then a very cold winter, some trees and shrubs have been damaged, or even killed. My Redbud tree I planted… Read more »

What Happened to My Bermudagrass?

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Bermudagrass is a warm-season grass. It goes dormant and turns brown during mid-fall to protect it against freezing winter temperatures. As spring weather warms the soil, new green growth initiates from the crown and root system of the grass plant. So we typically see some bermudagrass greening up in Tulsa as early as mid to… Read more »

Practice what you Preach

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I should know better. After writing and telling people not to get carried away with scalping their lawns, planting summer annual flowers, and other springtime activities until after the freeze date, I myself allowed myself to get caught up in spring. Last week I bought 11 new tomato plants to plant in some of my… Read more »

Winter’s Final Blast

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Old man winter decided to give us one final blast of cold air this morning, just to remind us that he will be back I guess. For people trying to grow grass or get an early start on their summer gardens, it’s just another reminder of who is in charge, and it’s really not us!… Read more »

A Great Weekend to Fertilize

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Nitrogen (N) is what we call a primary nutrient in the turf world. This means that along with the other two primary nutrients, phosphorus (P) and potassium (K), it is the soil nutrient most needed for good turf health and growth. Every bag of fertilizer will have three numbers on it, such as 10-20-10, which… Read more »