Should I Mow Wet Grass?

Should I Mow Wet Grass?

After the Rain, Let the Soggy Areas in the Lawn Dry Use your best judgement, you know the spots that hold water and those that drain well. A sunny south or west facing yard may need only one good afternoon to dry out and an east or north protected area may take a few...
Ankle Biters

Ankle Biters

Warm Weather Brings Annoying Pests The summer bug invasion of fleas, ticks and chigger will be faster than Putin into Crimea. Just like the Russians, the threat of economic sanctions will not prevent or remove these menacing marauders from invading your lawn. Know Thy...
Flowering Lilacs for Spring Beauty

Flowering Lilacs for Spring Beauty

Where to Use Lilacs in the Landscape Fragrant lilacs, valued for their appearance, are the most popular of spring-flowering shrubs. The vigorous growth habit of the lilacs makes it ideal for tall screen plantings, hedges, borders, and in mass plantings for their...
Mowing Height of Cut for Your Grass

Mowing Height of Cut for Your Grass

What Is HOC?  In reference to lawn or turf, HOC is an acronym for “height of cut”. Cool season grasses such as Heat Wave, Macho Mix, Estate Mix, Blue Wave and Stadium Special, the optimum height of cut is between 3-4 inches.  During the cooler spring and...