1. Wondering Why Your Warm-Season Grass Is Not Greening Up?

    The lawns in the Memphis area are very slow greening up this spring. Regardless of whether a lawn is Zoysia or Bermuda, warm-season turf is taking longer than normal to reach their lush green summer growth because of the long, cool, wet springtime that we’ve experienced. For further explanation of this phenomenon, please read the following article published by North Carolina State University: Co…Read More

  2. Cold Damage May Be Affecting Your Crape Myrtles

    This article is being reproduced with permission from Woodland Tree Service. In mid-November, the south experienced an early hard freeze with temperatures dropping into the mid 20’s, causing cold damage to many plants in this area. Because plants need adequate time to adjust to cold temperatures, or harden off, an early frost can leave unprotected root systems, as well as new growth, stimulated …Read More

  3. Lawn Care Tips: Winter Care for Memphis Lawns

    Do you need to tend to your lawn during winter? Absolutely! Caring for your lawn during the winter is actually a good preparation for greening up in the spring. The best way to know how to maintain your lawn during this time of year is to have your soil analyzed. A soil analysis determines the nutrients available to your grass – the quantity of these nutrients will determine the amount of fertil…Read More

  4. Common Lawn Diseases During Fall In Memphis

    Fall is almost over and winter is just around the corner – what’s the status of your lawn care? There are common lawn diseases to look out for that might start during the fall and continue through winter into early spring. One variable that allows these diseases to occur is the type of grass that you have. There are two main types of grasses that we use for our turf: cool season grasses and wa…Read More

  5. Different Types of Turf

    Caring for your lawn begins with knowing your turf type One of the first things you need to know in order to have the yard-of-the-month lawn we all crave is the type of turf you have. There are three main turf types common to the mid-south: Bermuda, Zoysia and Fescue. Some other turf types found in the mid-south include St. Augustine and Centipede. These turf types are more commonly found along th…Read More

  6. Going Beyond The Green

    When you think fertilizer you probably think green, but any master gardener will tell you that fertilizer goes far beyond the green. By applying the right ratio of fertilizer components at the right time, you can keep that beautiful neighbor-envying green later into the fall, have earlier and stronger green-up in the spring, and reduce the chance of summer turf diseases. Look at any fertilizer bag…Read More

  7. Top 5 Things to Know About Scalping Your Lawn

    Scalping your lawn is the practice of cutting your lawn extremely short during certain times of the year. Scalping removes the standing dead stems and leaves that are left over from the last growing season. This dead material (especially the stems) can contribute to thatch buildup. Too much thatch can: increase fungal infections; harbor overwintering insects that want to attack your lawn; keep wat…Read More

  8. Do my shrubs need dormant oil?

    After the beautiful colors of fall have passed, and winter settles in, you may think that you can take a break from gardening. But what you do during the cold winter months can greatly impact your gardening success If your landscaping has struggled with insect damage, dormant oil is a must. When plants are actively growing and flowers blooming, there are a number of insecticide options. But you al…Read More

  9. The 411 on Dormant Oil

    If you're looking for an effective, safe, environmentally friendly way to manage insects on your trees and shrubs, dormant oil may be for you. Heres what you need to know... 1. Dormant oil is a highly refined paraffin or waxy-type oil, similar to baby oil. 2 It is considered one of the safest contact-type insecticides 3. It is chemical free and less toxic to beneficial insects 4. The oil works by …Read More