Category Archives: Lawn Diseases

Lawn disease, nutrition, and care problems

Have you noticed fall needle loss on Pines and Arborvitae trees?

Are your evergreen trees dying? My Neighbor was asking the other day about her Arborvitae trees turning brown. Turns out it’s probably nothing to worry about. Here is a great video to explain Fall needle loss on your evergreens.

Should You Aerate Your Lawn?

Lawn Aeration (Edit) Power core aeration is one of the most important cultural practices available for your lawn. Aeration helps control thatch, improves the soil structure, helps create growth pockets for new roots, and opens the way for water and fertilizer to reach the root zone of your lawn. Annual or semi-annual aeration is advised […]

Watering Lawns

With over 2″ of rain last weekend and 6″ to 8″ of rain over the past few weeks I thought it might be a good time to review a few guidelines to help you understand proper watering of your lawn. First off you should use a rain gauge on your property to measure the weekly […]

Have your Evergreens sufferd from winter burn?

We have been seeing a lot of damage to shrubbery this season. Here is a great article we ran across from the University of Minnesota.  

Wet Summer 2011 Minneapolis

The summer of 2011 was a very wet summer in Minneapolis, MN.  The rain and damp soil helped the grass and the flowers stay beautiful all summer. The wet summer allowed many other things around your yard to flourish such as weeds, mold, and crab grass. Mold can also be encouraged by wet and humid conditions. […]

Lawn Mushrooms

Lawn Mushrooms   Photo 1: Newly emerging lawn mushrooms. Bob Mugaas Bob Mugaas, University of Minnesota Extension Educator With some areas of the state receiving moderate to heavy amounts of rainfall over the past couple of weeks, mushrooms are beginning to randomly appear in lawns. Their appearance often causes people to be concerned about the […]

Snow Molds Will be Abundant This Spring

When the snow finally melts in your yard, there is a very good chance you will notice some rather unsightly fungus emerging. Grey Snow Mold and Pink Snow Mold are the common names for this growth. The reason these fungi are so prevalent this spring is that ideal fungus conditions were set up last November.  […]