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When should turfgrass be watered?

Most of the grasses require about one inch of water per week when they are actively growing. Either watch your own rain gage, or watch the weatherman and keep up with how much rain has fallen for the past week. If more than one-half inch has fallen, don't water. If no rain has fallen, add one inch of water. Try to water only once a week, one inch at a time. 

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Filed Under: Turfgrass and Lawn Management, Weed Control for Lawn and Garden September 23, 2022

As we all know, good things require time and effort. That same concept applies to having an award-winning yard. You’re probably thinking, “Winter is around the corner. Why should I be worried about my lawn now?” A great spring and summer lawn is made possible by the work you devote to it during the fall. 

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Filed Under: Insects-Crop Pests, Insects, Insects-Home Lawns, Insects-Pests, Turfgrass and Lawn Management August 10, 2022

If you’re a homeowner who loves your bermudagrass lawn, be on the lookout for fall armyworms. These caterpillars can eat voraciously, devouring yards within just a day or two. These pests show up every year from late summer to early fall, and you never know exactly when or how many there will be.

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Filed Under: Turfgrass and Lawn Management, Weed Control for Lawn and Garden April 8, 2022

With warm weather arriving, many people are starting to think about their landscape plan for the spring and summer. It’s so exciting to get those colorful flowers planted. But with warmer weather, we also get unwanted, pesky weeds. It’s inevitable to have some type of weed pop up in your flower beds, gardens, or lawn at some point during the summer.

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Filed Under: Turfgrass and Lawn Management September 30, 2021

A late September event at Mississippi State University testing grounds highlighted the significant attention turfgrass receives at the state’s leading research institution. At the 2021 Turfgrass Research Field Day held at the MSU R.R. Foil Plant Science Research Center, participants got to examine new turfgrass varieties in development, look at the performance of several selections in a side-by-side variety trial and examine the results of weed control tests.

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Filed Under: Soil Testing, Lawn and Garden, Herb Gardens, Turfgrass and Lawn Management, Vegetable Gardens September 28, 2021

Autumn is officially here! It’s not hard to love this time of year. Temperatures are cooling, leaves are changing, and there will be more branches than foliage soon. It’s hard not to love this time of year! As we close out this calendar year, it’s easy to convince yourself there’s not much to do in the yard. Take a break, but also take time to check off these tasks

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