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Winter Injury to Trees and Shrubs

Author: lawndawg | Date: May 20, 2016 | Category: Lawn Care

In the past couple of weeks we’ve seen some very unfortuante damage in our ornamentals as a result of cold damage. Plants are enormously complex beings that are almost magically adapted to extreme climate condiditons, but at certain times of the year they are very vulnerable to catastrophic damage if certain conditions exist in the environment. Case in point this year is the morning of April 6th, a morning that saw temperatures dive into the mid-teens throughout the Lawn Dawg service area.

When Should I Fertilize My Lawn?

Author: lawndawg | Date: Apr 29, 2016 | Category: Lawn Care

That seems like a simple question, doesn’t it? The succinct answer is when the lawn is hungry, but that’s a bit tricky to figure out especially in this day and age when we have access to both old-fashioned fertilizers and specialized, high technology fertilizers that can be custom manufactured to exact specifications. I’ve been in situations where the choice was to apply a tiny amount of quickly available fertilizer on a weekly basis, and still others where the choice has been to apply an entire year’s worth of fertilizer in very slowly available form.

Winter Turfgrass Topics

Author: lawndawg | Date: Jan 29, 2016 | Category: Lawn Care, Lawn Dawg

A frequent question that we are asked is whether frost will injure lawns. The short answer is no, it won’t. But (there’s always a “but” isn’t there?) it’s a different story if a frost-covered lawn is subjected to traffic.

Lawns with frost

Author: lawndawg | Date: Dec 14, 2015 | Category: Lawn Care, Lawn Problems

There’s been a flurry of questions about frost of late so I thought I would take a moment to explore that topic from the point of view of a turfgrass manager.

What is the Best Lawn Fertilizer?

Author: lawndawg | Date: Oct 27, 2015 | Category: Lawn Care

lawn fertilizationIt happens quite often, I’ll be in a hardware store or one of the Big Box home improvement stores looking for a tool or whatnot and someone will spy the Lawn Dawg logo on my shirt. They’ll say, “Hey, can you tell me what the best fertilizer for my lawn is?” That’s fine, I like to teach people about caring for their lawns even if they’re not customers.

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