Warm season turf lawns are slowly starting to recover from winter stress and damage. It has been another spring where warm season grasses in our area have been delayed coming out of dormancy. Now is the Time For Warm Season Core Aeration Core aeration removes a small plug of thatch and soil and should be… Read more »
Core aeration removes a small plug of thatch and soil and should be completed annually on Warm Season Turf (Bermuda, Zoysia and Centipede). This should be completed annually from June to August.
Core Aeration Will:
Many people in the area are just starting to notice all the injury to Bradford Pear trees. The brown leaves are from a fungus called Rust. Climatic conditions were ideal for the development of this this type of fungus this spring. We have seen a few trees with Fire Blight but most have been injured from Rust. Nothing can be done about this fungus or the injury now and trying to control Rust in early spring is not practical. Durham County Extension Service put out informative article explaining Rust and Fire Blight. You can read the article here.
Enjoy the outdoors this summer with our mosquito control program. Each application will control mosquitoes for about 25 days.
Yellow Nutsedge is a prolific and very difficult to control weed in many lawns and natural areas. Nutsedge is not a broadleaf weed or grassy weed but is in the sedge family. Yellow Nutsedge is a summer perennial that flourishes from April/May to around September/October. It reproduces from tubers (nutlets) under the soil and can spread from rhizomes. Each plant can produce hundreds of tubers during its growing season. These new tubers will be new plants in the years to come. Nutsedge will have a triangle stem and is easily felt when you twirl a stem between your thumb and forefinger. Yellow Nutsedge will grow much faster than the existing turf and will have a thin shiny appearance.
Post-emergent broadleaf weed controls for weeds like clover and dandelions will not control Nutsedge. There are limited products available for controlling Nutsedge and all of them require frequent applications over multiple years to offer acceptable control.