Lawncare Trucks Hitting the Neighborhoods

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A sure sign that spring is coming are seeing all the various lawncare trucks hitting the Tulsa and Oklahoma City neighborhoods. There’s the big corporate guys Trugreen, various regional companies, small companies, and mowers without even a logo or number on their trucks (which is illegal). It’s become a very competitive business over my 32… Read more »

Lawncare Myths

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Are beautiful, healthy lawns only cosmetic in purpose? Should pesticides be avoided at all costs? What about weeds…..aren’t they not all that bad? And does fertilizer just make lawns green with no other positive benefits? There are some misperceptions and myths about lawns and lawncare and the beneifits that healthy lawns provide. The tools that… Read more »

Time for Leaf Raking Duty

Posted by & filed under fescue seeding, lawn care, Soil

Fall is finally here in Oklahoma, and the changing leaves have been nice, but can be a real chore for homeowners when they start piling up on the ground. Clearing leaves off the lawn prevents suffocation, letting the turf breathe in preparation for spring. Newly seeded fescue especially can be damaged from heavy leaves piling… 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 »

Tucking Your Lawnmower in for the Winter

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With the warm fall we’ve had in Oklahoma, we’ve been mowing lawns a lot deeper into the season.  The grass will be slowing down soon though with bermudagrass and zoysiagrass going into winter dormancy.  If you are done mowing for the year, it’s a good idea to service your mower before putting it away for… Read more »