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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!

Winter is a time to reflect on what worked (or failed) in your lawn management program this past year and begin preparations for having an even better lawn next season. Turf and Garden Tips offers some important winter do's and don'ts that will help you have a great looking, environmentally friendly lawn in 2015.


  • Dec 10, 2014

    My Turf’s on Ice

    This podcast details the importance of keeping traffic off of frost or ice-covered turf, what kind of damage to expect, and how long the damage will likely persist.

  • Dec 10, 2014

    Choosing Appropriate Ice Melt Products

    Selecting the appropriate ice melt product can go a long way in protecting water quality. This podcast details the typical sources homeowners can find and stresses the importance of not applying nitrogen and phosphorus-based fertilizers as ice melt materials.

  • Dec 10, 2014

    Service Mowers Now Before Springing Them Into Action Next Season

    This podcast details the steps in servicing mowers at the end of a mowing season so that they are in top operating condition next spring.

  • Dec 10, 2014

    Snow Mold

    Has snow mold invaded your lawn?  What it really is and what you should or should not do to prevent, stop, and/or repair further damage.

  • Dec 10, 2014

    Selecting a Lawn Service Company

    Do you know what things to look for when you're choosing a new lawn service company? Learn what questions to ask.

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