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Fresh Air for You and Your Lawn

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Fresh Air for You and Your Lawn
Fall is a great time to enjoy a breath of fresh air.  It’s also a great time to provide the same for your cool-season turfgrasses.  You can provide that breath of fresh air by core aerating your lawn. Core aerating is a lawn maintenance practice that is best done on grasses when they are beginning their most active period of growth.  Cool-season grasses are best done in the early fall. Aerification of warm season grasses should be done in late May or early June. The core ...
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Crape Myrtles Have An Enjoyable Summer!

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Crape Myrtles Have An  Enjoyable Summer!
The heat may have subsided, but drought conditions continue in many areas.  Scores of trees, shrubs, lawns and other plants are experiencing drought and water stress and will need timely watering this fall in order to survive the winter that follows. Are there any plants that will tolerate and perhaps like hot, dry summers? A search on our Plant Finder page search yielded a total of two hundred eighteen results of deciduous shrubs for Zone 6 that will tolerate some drought.  Wh...
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Now's the Time to start Your Cool-season Lawn Maintenance
Now is the ideal time to take a good look at our turf and determine what lawn maintenance practices are needed to nurse your lawn back to health and beauty.  Fall is the ideal time to plant or renovate a cool-season lawn. The extent and type of renovation needed will depend on an analysis of the amount of desirable turf that is still present in your lawn. This linked Kemper Factsheet on turfgrass renovation will guide you thru the steps needed to “bring back the green”...
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