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...
How to Control Bagworms

How to Control Bagworms

What are Bagworms?You’ve seen them hanging from evergreens and spruce trees every summer. Left unchecked bagworm populations will grow to damaging levels very quickly. One adult bagworm can produce over 1,000 baby bagworms.When to Spray BagwormsLate May to early June...
Ornamental Grass

Ornamental Grass

Ornamental Grass Idiot Proof Landscaping These days, foliage color and texture has become of greater importance in the landscape, container gardens, or in planters.  We find ourselves ending up with the same handful of annuals, deciduous shrubs, evergreens, and...
How to Kill Zoysia or Bermuda Grass

How to Kill Zoysia or Bermuda Grass

The aggressive growth of zoysia and Bermuda grasses make them very invasive species of grass. It is also a warm-season grass, meaning that it’s only green during the warm months of the year when it is actively growing, which also happens to be the best time to...
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...