Archive | August 2016

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Plant Mums For A Head Start On Fall Color

Fall color is one of the scenic attractions to our area. However, leaves aren’t our only fall color. Flowers provide us with fall color as well. The chrysanthemum, or mum, is the first plant that comes to mind. Mums are beginning to arrive at your favorite garden center, and everywhere else that sells plants. They’re […]

Time To Check For Lawn Grubs

A good offense is the best defense. That’s why I’m offering my annual reminder to check for lawn grubs. Even if your lawn is greening up beautifully after its summer dormancy, grubs may still be at work beneath the surface. Grubs are the larval stage of the European chafer or Japanese beetle. They are crescent […]

Check Your Lawn For Brown Spots

Now that August is here, our hot, dry summer should soon begin to wane. Rains will return and your lawn should green up. But what can you do if there are brown spots? First of all, don’t panic over a few brown spots. Let the rest of the lawn green up completely. As the lawn […]

Mowing Your Rejuvenated Lawn

Meteorologically, July is the hottest month of the year in our area. Now that August has arrived, the 90º days should fade to just a memory. The rain will return, the grass will grow and we’ll be back to our weekly lawn mowing routine. Don’t be too quick to begin mowing again. Remember, your grass […]