Tech Tips

Tech Tip: Drought Stress

 “I don’t have drought stress!  I water!” Have you been hearing that (or something close to it) from customers lately?  How do you deal with a complaint like that?  Let’s start with the realization that their lawn may be many inches below normal in natural rainfall right now.  Second, an irrigation system is never a […]

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Tech Tip: Heat & Drought Stress

It seems like yesterday that we were dealing with snow cover that did not want to go away and waterlogged soils that significantly slowed the development of our lawns, mostly because it was yesterday, but those conditions have vanished and we have new challenges – it’s that time of year again – time for heat […]

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Tech Tip: Zoysia

What a weird sight! This lawn is beyond brown but has something green growing in the middle of it! This is Zoysia; of if you’re into calling grasses by their Latin names, Zoysia japonica (impress your family and friends with that nugget of information). Where does it come from and how did it get there? […]

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7 Steps to Saying Good Bye to Weeds (Forever!)

Put down the weed killer! You’re not ready for it yet. Please share!

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The One-Third Rule is Bunk (and why we should still preach it like gospel)

As a brand new lawn care specialist, one of the first things you learned was to tell your customers to follow the one-third rule of mowing.  What if I told you that the one-third rule was flat-out wrong, and then recommended that you keep right on preaching it? Please share!

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Tech Tip: Forsythia and Crabgrass

Spring is upon us, finally, and our lawns are slowly beginning to wake up from their long winter’s nap.  It seems like twenty minutes has elapsed from the time the last snow bank melted to when you get the first phone call from a customer telling you that the forsythia is blooming and if you […]

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