No More Sandburs!

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Being the old science teacher that I am, I volunteer at the Mark Twain School in west Tulsa to teach science enrichment for the 6th graders there. It's an inner-city school with alot of needs, so I, along with a few others from our church, help out with this about every six weeks. Yesterday as… Read more »

How Does Cold Weather Affect Weed-Control?

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We continue to experience really cold temperatures in the Tulsa area this winter. I've written about how extreme cold temperatures could affect bermudagrass turf in a negative way. Winterkill is always something turfgrass managers worry about when temperatures hover around zero for very long. We shall see later this spring how our turf has held… Read more »

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 »