Normally we would begin looking for evidence of white grubs in our residential lawns at this time of season. However given the extremely wet summer we have had in the Northeast this year I think you are probably safe to hold off your scouting activities for a couple of weeks. (more…)
Archive for August, 2009
As I drive around town I notice that the recent heat has brought out the crabgrass. What are you suppose to do especially if you want to have an organic all natural lawn. First I believe it best to understand a bit more about crabgrass. (more…)
Pretty soon it is going to be time for the athletes to come back to school and begin their dreaded double sessions of the preseason. So now is the time for you to start your preseason. Assuming that you allowed your sports field to grow taller over the summer to increase their root mass and make them heartier for the coming playing season now is the time to begin lowering the mowing heights of the fields so that they will be at playing heights once the student athletes arrive back on campus.
Remember you never want to take off more than 1/3 of the shoot height when you mow. Mow more frequently if you want to get the height of cut down quicker. As an example: To get your field hockey fields down to 1 ½” playing height is going to take you roughly 30 days to get there assuming you start at a height of 3 ½”.