Raising a healthy garden is a lot of work. One of the things that can determine the success of your crop is what kind of fertilizer you use. In most garden shops, you can choose to purchase either solid or liquid fertilizer.
Solid fertilizer comes in the form of pellets. This is actually the more common variety. There are certain benefits to using pellets. For one, the nutrients incased inside will release slowly over time. This reduces the possibility of â€œfertilizer burnâ€ Read the rest of this entry »
It takes planning, money and effort to landscape the area around the home, and once the shoots of turf grass start showing many homeowners wonder, “How do I care for my new lawn?”
When the green shoots of the germinated turf grass seed begin to push their way through the dirt, continue to water the new lawn gently as the roots establish themselves.
Turf grasses are hardier than other types of grass seed, but the seedlings are still fragile and need protection for the first 3 weeks after germination. Until the roots have developed and the bare spots Read the rest of this entry »
Turf grass can be used to make an average lawn a luxurious one. Finding the right turf grass for your area depends on several things. The type of weather is a primary consideration, and most turf grass needs a lot of water to remain healthy during the hot and dry summers of certain areas. Drought resistant lawns are essential for a home that does not have irrigation or is in an area where there is not much rain during the summer. Choosing the right turf grass will ensure Read the rest of this entry »
When searching for the best turf grass for your area, there are many important factors to consider. Not all grasses thrive in every climate, some grow best in warm areas while others need cooler temperatures to become well-established.
Before deciding which turf grass is best for you, you must consider how much time you are willing to spend caring for it. Some turf grasses are high maintenance and require daily monitoring and pest control. Where you live will also determine which grass is best for you. Many grasses do not tolerate hot temperatures or very dry climates. How much sunlight your grass will receive will also determine which turf grass is the best for your yard. While some grasses thrive in heavy shade, others need much more light to survive.
If your yard has heavy shade for much of the day, you may consider St.Augustinegrass, Bahiagrass or fine-leaf fescue. Lawns in hot, humid climates will do best when seeded with Zoysiagrass, Bermudagrass or Bahiagrass. Kentucky Bluegrass thrives in cooler climates, but can be high-maintenance for many homeowners. Tall fescue and Buffalograss are among the most drought resistant turf grasses.
Before choosing a turf grass, contact the university extension office in your area for advice on which grass is best for you. Extension offices can also provide a wealth of information regarding maintenance, disease and damaging pests for each species of turf grass common to your area.
Having a lush, green lawn can make you the envy of the entire neighborhood. While there are many types of turf grass, you must choose a grass that will thrive in the area where you live. Turf grass is divided into cool season and warm season species.
Warm season turf grass is best suited to the warm and humid regions of the United States. Bermudagrass is perhaps the most common turf grass in warm climates. Some other warm season grasses suited for warm, humid climates include Zoysiagrass, St.Augustinegrass and Bahiagrass. Cool season grasses thrive in the Pacific Read the rest of this entry »
Selecting the proper turf grass is key to keeping your yard green and beautiful during the growing season. The latest cultivars in turf grass promise to deliver impressive results for homeowners.
The ‘Mallard’ cultivar was developed by Pennington Seed, Inc. This company is one of the largest distributors of turf and garden products all over the world. The ‘Mallard’ cultivar was recently awarded the Breeder’s Cup Award by the Turf Grass Breeder’s Association. ‘Mallard’ is Read the rest of this entry »