Archive for February, 2014

Spring is Right Around the Corner

ImageFebruary is coming to an end.  That means spring will be here before you know it.  In the mid-west the climate can change with out warning.  I was always told, “if you don’t like the weather in the mid-west, then you should wait a little while, it will change.”  This seams to be very true.  Last week it was in the 60’s and now we are struggling to hit the freezing point.  

All that being said, it is important to plan ahead and begin thinking about the spring.  What better way to think about spring than with lawn care.  Having a maintenance plan can be very advantageous.  Not only does it structure your lawn care maintenance, but it can also save you money!  Having a structured plan allows you to be proactive with lawn pests.  This means, applying per-emergent herbicides and pest repellents.  By detouring the problem before it begins saves time and money because many times to get rid of a problem requires multiple applications.  Preventative measures don’t always work perfectly, although it will certainly reduce the number of post emergent applications and damage done by the pest.  You can also contact SK Lawn Care for all your lawn care and landscape maintenance needs in Kansas City at www.sklawncarekc.com   

Lawn Care Arnold Mo: Dealing with Lawn Diseases

This is some excellent information on identifying reasons for issues with turf.

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DethatchingIf you are always looking at Lawn care Arnold Mo, you will surely understand the different diseases of lawns. They are not humans but they also have diseases caused by various factors. These diseases can cause serious problems to your lawns and it may damage them permanently if you will disregard these facts. If you want to find out the different diseases of lawns and the proper treatments that you need to do, here are some of them.

Dog Urine

If you have a dog in your house, they are probably loitering around your lawn the whole day and there is a big chance that they will pee on your lawn. For some people, it is not a big issue because they think that it is better than letting them pee inside the house. The only problem is that the urine of dogs has compounds that can damage the grass…

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Maintaining a Fescue Lawn

Fescue grass is an excellent type of turf grass used in many lawns in the mid-west region.  Generally many people overlook the importance of regularly mowing, aerating, fertilizing, and seeding a fescue lawn.  Fescue grass is an excellent type of grass to use on many lawns in the mid-west region.  It is tolerant to drought and traffic.  Additionally it is fairly low maintenance and has an excellent green color.  One issue about fescue grass is that it does not spread naturally.  That is why it is important to regularly seed a fescue lawn.

Depending on the specific type of fescue, it is tolerant to a wide range of environmental conditions.  Fescue lawns are tolerant to drought and traffic.  Additionally many types of fescue grow fairly well in the shade and fine fescues are often used in shade mix blends of grass seed.  Of course no grass will grow in an area where the shade density is too high.  All grasses need some sunlight, although many fine fescues offer fairly good coverage in shady areas of the lawn.  Regularly aerating and seeding a fescue lawn helps promote deep root growth and fills in thin areas of the lawn.

Another great feature about fescue lawns are there low maintenance, when maintained properly.  Proper maintenance includes regular mowing, watering, fertilizing, and aerating.  Fescue grass should be kept around 2 to 3 inches tall.  When mowing it is important to only cut a maximum of 1/3 of the total plant.  Meaning if you keep the grass at 3 inches tall, then you should never cut more than 1 inch each time you mow.  This is very common with most turf grasses.  Watering is also very important to all turf grasses, although fescue generally needs less water than bluegrass or bent grasses.  At minimum, fescue grasses should be watered every 21 days with at least one inch of water.  This is much less than many other types of turf grass.  Regular fertilization is also important in maintaining a this fescue lawn.  Supplementing the soil with additional nutrients will detour pests and promote vigorous growth.

Finally it is important to aerate and seed a fescue lawn regularly.  This can not be stressed enough, when you want a thick stand of turf.  The best time to aerate and seed is in the fall when cool season grasses naturally germinate.  Aerating promotes deep root growth, which helps with drought tolerance.  Additionally, aerating helps naturally break down thatch levels, and creates a thicker, healthier stand of turf.  By following these standards you will have a thick, beautiful stand of turf, with fairly low maintenance.  All turf grasses need some maintenance but fescue grass is an excellent choice for low maintenance.

For more information or to request service contact SK Lawn Care at 816.372.4965 or visit our website at sklawncarekc.com

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Simple Tips to Find a Reliable Lawn Care Company

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Many people are thinking about getting their lawns cleaned and maintained, but do you really think that it is an easy job for a single person? You can hire a single person to do it, but it is not easy, especially if your lawn is too big.

Lawn care festus moIf you are still hesitating about this, try to think about lawn care Festus Mo. Most of the houses here have their own lawns and they are always seeking for cleaning and maintenance services for these. Basically, lawn care is not just a simple service for them because it is one of the most important things that they need to keep their properties clean and maintained at all times.

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Watch Your Water By George Giltner, Adv. Master Gardener

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Watch Your Water

By George Giltner, Adv. Master Gardener

Detrimental substances to plants and animals are may be found in tap water.  Therefore it is wise to “Know your Water” as many bumper stickers are seen while traveling.  The severity of these problems vary from mild diarrhea (usually due to bacteria or sulfate compounds) to extreme cancer risks like the Camp Lejeune area where approximately 1 million Marines and family members drank and bathed in water with toxins at concentrations up to 3400 times permitted safety levels (1953-1985).  On the Ag side, plant toxins from water reduce yields to destroy crops like high sodium irrigation water.  Tap water with a high pH (alkaline) reacts with acid pesticides making them ineffective.

So, how does one “Watch Water”?  Obtain the analytical results of your tap water supplied by the La. Department of Health and Hospitals .  A CD Rom can be obtained…

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