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Strange and Wonderful Fungi

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Strange and Wonderful Fungi
In our gardening environment molds, mildews, rusts, smuts, mushrooms and puffballs are all contributors to some our more frequently encountered Common Garden Pests and Problems. All of these are caused by fungi, and the presence of two types of them is very evident in our landscapes and lawns this fall. Powdery mildew is one of those, and it manifests itself as a light gray or whitish powder on the surface of the leaf. It is most commonly seen on lilacs (Syringa) in the fall of the yea...
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Posted in: Fall | Tags: fungi , mushrooms , lawns , powdery mildew | Comments (0) | View Count: (940)

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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Posted in: Summer | Tags: Core aerating , lawns , cool season lawns | Comments (0) | View Count: (807)

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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Posted in: Summer | Tags: crape myrtle , shrubs , heat | Comments (0) | View Count: (1098)