An Oklahoma Winter

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By Chris Segraves, Operations Manager of the Tulsa Markets   Pop Quiz – What is the process that combines severe dryness with super cooled air? If you answered, “freeze drying,” then give yourself a pat on the back! While freeze drying is great for preserving food, it is not helpful for the landscape. We are… Read more »

Spurge is Made for Summertime Hot Weather

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With hot and dry weather that we encounter in July and August in Oklahoma, a common summer broadleaf weed named Spurge makes its’ presence known. It can not only grow in lawns, particularly well along the edge bordering the street, but in landscape beds, small cracks in driveways, etc. It does not take much soil… Read more »

Finally a Freeze!

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We finally experienced our first hard freeze of the fall on November 19th, which is really late in the season for us here in Oklahoma. So you can finally put your mower to bed for the season! Fescue may need a trim into late fall though, especially to help remove and chop up leaves on… Read more »

Azaleas in Bloom

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It’s early November in Tulsa, and our azaleas in our front landscape are in full bloom! What’s up with that? With such a long stretch of warm weather into mid and now late fall, some plants such as my azaleas think it’s springtime I guess. It can be normal for some varieties to show a… Read more »