Salt Lake Lawns Under Attack from Pythium Blight

The current high-humid overnight temperatures in the Salt Lake Valley provide perfect growing conditions for Pythium blight lawn disease. Pythium blight is a fungus that can kill lawns in a little as 24 hours. Identification Dead spots and white mold are indicators of the disease. If a homeowner suspects the lawn is infected, they should […]

Lawn Care – Mowing Best Practices

Benefits of Mowing There are several best practices you can observe when considering how to best mow your lawn.  Consistent mowing practices help keep grass blades at a desired and uniform height which makes for a pristine patch of land.  Infrequent mowing practices eventually lead to a lawn thinning, the appearance of brown spots, and […]

Necrotic Ring Spot – Lawn Care

What is a Necrotic Ring Spot? Necrotic Ring Spot is a fungus of turfgrasses.  During the winter, the fungus lies dormant in dead or decaying grass root tissue.  The fungus becomes active in the spring when lawns receive consistent water and temperatures fluctuate between 60°-75° F.  The fungus causes injury to grass by restricting the roots […]

Urine Spots in the Lawn

Urine spots; we love our pets, but the urine spots they leave behind leave much to be adored. The main cause of these nasty, yellowish-brown spots is from the amount of nitrogen that is present in your dog’s urine. Although small amounts of nitrogen can be beneficial to your lawn, when the amounts supersede the norm problems will begin to […]

Bermuda Grass: The Aggressive Take-Over

Bermuda grass can be a popular lawn choice for some areas in the U.S. with a hotter climate because of it’s resiliency to environmental conditions. Bermuda grass thrives in the heat and is considered almost drought-tolerant. However, in areas where Bermuda grass is undesirable, it’s inhabitance can create a large challenge for homeowner’s to remove. This grass will […]

Common Lawn Weeds

Lawn weeds can cause a huge headache for lawn owners. Lawn weeds can seem to take over lawns out of no where and spread more quickly than they can be controlled. When dealing with lawn weeds control it’s important to remember that timing is everything. The sooner that lawn owners can take a proactive approach […]

Lawn Violets

Lawn Violets are mostly found in shady areas of the lawn where the soil is moist. Although lawn violets might be a great gift from a little boy, or girl to their parents, controlling lawn violets for adults can be rather difficult and will require multiple weed control treatments throughout the season. Not only will lawn violets spread […]

Slugs and Snails

Slugs and snails are garden pests that feed mostly on decaying plant matter but they also have a tendency to feed on other living plant tissues as well. They can create a real disaster in your garden areas during spring and summer by leaving holes in your precious flowers, shrubs and tree leaves. The good news is that there are […]

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