What a difference a weekend makes. Just few short days ago we had mummies, super heroes, and princesses roaming the streets asking for candy. Everyone was carving their coolest pumpkin. Stores were a sea of orange, black and purple. Almost overnight though the cobwebs and spooky displays have given way to the festive red and… Read more »
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Warm-season turf such as bermudagrass and zoysiagrass typically begin shutting down for the season, turning brown, and going into dormancy in late October as the weather turns colder. The first hard freeze in early November typically will then turn green grass blades totally brown, often in splotchy patterns across the turf. Here we are in… Read more »
“Mini-Drought” in Oklahoma Lawns Affecting Fescue Seeding Although we are still ahead in annual rainfall in Oklahoma this year, we’ve not had significant rainfall for over 7 weeks. This comes at a critical time when seeding fescue, as a moist seedbed is necessary for proper germination. It’s pretty simple…. without water, seeds don’t germinate, so… Read more »
Got Moles? I’ll bet you do. Both moles and gophers are becoming more active in lawns as we get into fall. Moles are smaller, make foraging tunnels across your lawn, while eating insects and worms in the soil. Gophers are larger, constructing larger mounds of dirt as they make deeper tunnels. Gophers are herbivores, eating… Read more »
R emember last spring driving by those beautiful bursts of color from the tulips growing in your neighbor’s lawn up the street? Well, if you’d like to enjoy the same experience in your landscape next spring, fall is the time to plant those.