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The center portion of this rose is affected by rose rosette disease showing leaf distortion and discoloration.
Photo: Oklahoma State University Extension

Technically Speaking: How to Control Rose Rosette Disease

Rose rosette disease is a condition that attacks roses, causing them to develop strange, deformed stems, leaves, and flowers. Rose species and rose hybrids are the only suitable hosts for the disease, with its primary host being the multiflora rose. As of now, there is no cure for rose rosette disease, making it an incredible […]

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Articulated Loader Proves Ideal Fit at Red Oak Landscape & Design

Sponsored Content Wes Alseth’s passion for nature, and particularly trees, led him to a career in landscaping. In 2017, he and his wife, Stephanie, combined his landscaping experience with her project management background and launched their own Minnesota-based landscaping business: Red Oak Landscape & Design. Things really took off when the couple powered their vision […]

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The picture illustrates a tall fescue clump in a stand of Kentucky bluegrass ryegrass lawn.
Photo: FMC Professional Solutions

Lawn Care Corner: Drought and Other Causes of Brown Spots in the Lawn

As I am writing this article, we are witnessing a heat wave impacting much of the U.S. and this brings about a significant impact on cool-season grasses, as this weather pattern impacts turfgrass growth and overall appearance. On the other hand, warm-season grasses thrive in the summer months; however, the hot and humid weather conditions […]

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Lawn Care Corner: Controlling Summer Nuisance Weeds

Sponsored Content As lawn care enters the summer months, two of the most common weeds likely to become a nuisance are crabgrass and perennial nutsedges. Like all weeds, successful long-term management strategies begin with a dense, healthy turfgrass. However, factors such as disease, insects, improper mowing, low fertility, and drought can weaken or thin turfgrass. […]

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Landscape Maintenance: Keeping Seasonal Color Thriving

If you offer seasonal color services, the last thing you want is to deal with are complaints from clients about their annuals not looking the best during the summer months. Since this is the prime time for the landscape to pop, check out some of the main maintenance methods to ensure the flower beds remain […]

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Lawn Care Corner: Understanding Formulations and Their Uses

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Lawn Care: What’s Discoloring the Grass?

If you’re getting calls from customers complaining about why their grass isn’t green, there are a number of possible causes behind this. It’s critical to take your time identifying the true issue as you don’t want to make the matter worse, when trying to remedy the issue. Nutrient Deficiency When certain nutrients are lacking in […]

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Photo: Greg Jordan, UNH Extension

Tree Care: Helping Trees Recover from Mulch Volcanos

You’ve probably seen them plenty of times. Mulch volcanos erupting throughout spring as property owners want to freshen up their landscapes. Yet despite their frequency, mulch volcanos are very harmful to trees. These massive piles of mulch around the base of trees can result in disease, decay, root rot and the eventual death of the […]

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Technically Speaking: The Art of Mowing Patterns

Sports fields are often known for their lush swaths of green grass with perfect stripes or mowing patterns. However, mowing patterns aren’t limited to just athletic fields. You can make your client’s property the envy of the neighborhood with the right steps. Lawn striping can be used to accentuate certain parts of the property or […]

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Lawn Care Corner: Scion Insecticide Offers Long Lasting Protection Under the Sun

Sponsored Content When your customers call your company looking for pest control, they want results fast. Scion insecticide with UVX technology offers broad-spectrum control that lasts. Scion liquid insecticide’s active ingredient gamma-cyhalothrin kills insects by contact and can knock down pests such as mosquitos, ants, spiders, ticks and cockroaches in minutes. This product can be […]

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