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Annual bluegrass weed.
January 5, 2024 - Filed Under: Lawn and Garden, Turfgrass and Lawn Management

The new year is a great time to start learning about topics you don’t know much about.

Soil testing boxes full of soil waiting to be tested.
September 21, 2023 - Filed Under: Agriculture, Soils, Soil Acidity, Soil Fertility, Soil Health, Soil Testing, Lawn and Garden, Turfgrass and Lawn Management

Early fall is one of the best times to test your soil. A soil test can tell you if your lawn or garden needs critical nutrients and how much. This way, your plants and your wallet will stay healthy. You won’t waste your money applying fertilizer or lime that your plants don’t need.

Grass with brown spots.
June 28, 2023 - Filed Under: Lawn and Turf Diseases, Turfgrass and Lawn Management

A lot of time and energy is put into caring for your lawn: mowing, fertilizing, watering, and everything in between.

A field of grass.
September 23, 2022 - Filed Under: Turfgrass and Lawn Management, Weed Control for Lawn and Garden

As we all know, good things require time and effort. That same concept applies to having an award-winning yard. You’re probably thinking, “Winter is around the corner. Why should I be worried about my lawn now?” A great spring and summer lawn is made possible by the work you devote to it during the fall. 

Closeup of an armyworm
August 10, 2022 - Filed Under: Insects-Crop Pests, Insects, Insects-Home Lawns, Insects-Pests, Turfgrass and Lawn Management

If you’re a homeowner who loves your bermudagrass lawn, be on the lookout for fall armyworms. These caterpillars can eat voraciously, devouring yards within just a day or two. These pests show up every year from late summer to early fall, and you never know exactly when or how many there will be.

Hairy crabbed
April 8, 2022 - Filed Under: Turfgrass and Lawn Management, Weed Control for Lawn and Garden

With warm weather arriving, many people are starting to think about their landscape plan for the spring and summer. It’s so exciting to get those colorful flowers planted. But with warmer weather, we also get unwanted, pesky weeds. It’s inevitable to have some type of weed pop up in your flower beds, gardens, or lawn at some point during the summer.

A group of people stand in a grassy field.
September 30, 2021 - Filed Under: Turfgrass and Lawn Management

A late September event at Mississippi State University testing grounds highlighted the significant attention turfgrass receives at the state’s leading research institution. At the 2021 Turfgrass Research Field Day held at the MSU R.R. Foil Plant Science Research Center, participants got to examine new turfgrass varieties in development, look at the performance of several selections in a side-by-side variety trial and examine the results of weed control tests.

Raking leaves
September 28, 2021 - Filed Under: Soil Testing, Lawn and Garden, Herb Gardens, Turfgrass and Lawn Management, Vegetable Gardens

Autumn is officially here! It’s not hard to love this time of year. Temperatures are cooling, leaves are changing, and there will be more branches than foliage soon. It’s hard not to love this time of year! As we close out this calendar year, it’s easy to convince yourself there’s not much to do in the yard. Take a break, but also take time to check off these tasks

Lawn Burweed
September 24, 2021 - Filed Under: Lawn and Garden, Turfgrass and Lawn Management, Weed Control for Lawn and Garden

Lawn burweed is something we all dread having in our yards during warmer months. This weed starts growing in the fall, but doesn’t become a nuisance until it’s fully matured in the spring. When temperatures rise, these weeds form prickly spines, or “stickers,” which they are more commonly known as.

A closeup of a fire ant mound.
April 6, 2021 - Filed Under: Fire Ants, Insects-Home Lawns, Turfgrass and Lawn Management

Fire ants are the most common pests of home lawns, but homeowners can manage them with the right approach, and spring is the perfect time to begin the process.