Tag Archives: lawn care

Proper Watering Tips for a Healthy Lawn

Are You Overwatering Your Lawn? Proper watering is one of the most challenging and misunderstood aspects of lawn maintenance. It is important for supplementing rainfall, washing in certain fertilizers and pesticides, keeping the soil moist for seed germination, and cooling the turf on hot summer days. Proper watering practices have taken on even more significance […]

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 […]

Fertilizing Your Lawn

Fertilizing your lawn should be done 3-4 times a year. The best times to fertilize your lawn are in May around Memorial Day, the first week of July and near Labor Day. Most homeowners have varied results when fertilizing their lawns and end up with light green spots, dark green spots or stripes in their […]

Watering Tips

Watering Tips To maintain a healthy, green lawn throughout the growing season, irrigation is sometimes necessary. The average lawn needs one inch of rain or irrigated water per week. If watering your lawn is necessary, one deep soaking is much better than several sprinkles. Watering your lawn is best done in the morning. Watering in […]

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 […]

What is Grasscycling?

What is grasscycling? The term “grasscycling” is the blend of two words that, since at least 1990, has described the practice of leaving clippings on the lawn when mowing. Grass clippings will quickly decompose, returning valuable nutrients to the soil. Grasscycling saves time and money, and it protects the environment. Mowing time is reduced because […]

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.  […]