Turf and horticulture experts detail best management practices in how to attain a great looking lawn and landscape with environmentally-friendly management strategies. What grasses and ornamental plants are best suited for your site? How do you establish or renovate a lawn or ornamental bed? How do you safely and effectively manage pests? The following podcasts can help guide you toward a healthy, happy lawn and garden!
Spring management sets the tone for how great your lawn and landscape can be for 2015. When is the right time to fertilize AND how much should you apply? Should you use a preemergent herbicide for crabgrass control and if so which one and when to apply? What steps will enhance spring establishment success? Turf and Garden Tips tackles all these questions and more regarding one of the busiest times in lawn management and meeting the challenges in achieving a great looking, environmentally friendly lawn.
There is nothing done more frequently in landscape maintenance than mowing the lawn, and nothing that is done with a greater frequency of mistakes either! This podcast details some of the most critical mistakes commonly made in mowing turf and how you can avoid them in your quest for a great looking, healthy lawn.
If one knows their lawn area AND doesn’t mind a little exercise, granular fertilizers or pesticides can be accurately applied to lawns with a rotary spreader without going through all the steps and calculations of spreader calibration. This podcast will guide you through the process of applying the products.
Longer days and warming temperatures accompany a renewed interest in the lawn and landscape, and one of the first things most homeowners desire is a lush, dark green lawn. This is most often achieved by way of spring fertilization, but how much fertilizer is appropriate in balancing the aesthetics of the lawn versus overall turf health (and possibly even environmental concerns)?
Please contact your local Extension office for more information related to your turf and garden questions.