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Mow and water sensibly, and prevent excess traffic to help the grass through summer heat
I know when the dog days of summer have hit just by looking at my lawn. It goes from a beautiful carpet of green to a brown crunchy mat, thanks to the heat and a lack of rainfall. Warm season grasses...
Dark green circles seem to mysteriously appear in the lawn
If we have a wet spring, I’ll sometimes see a circle of grass in my yard that’s darker than the rest. It’s called a “fairy ring”. No, I haven’t been imagining any...
Get your lawn off to the right start with tips from the pros.
Fill in those thin spots
I have a pretty expansive yard, and it seems there is always a spot or two where the turf looks a little thin. The best time to overseed a cool season lawn is in the fall, but sometimes you need to...
A healthy, green lawn starts with care in the spring
I take great pride in my yard. As soon as spring starts to poke through, I pick up debris and rake the grass a bit to fluff it up if it’s matted down. Then, I move on a few other steps with the...
Follow these guidelines to get your mower off to a great start this spring.
Use traps when they wear out their welcome
Moles are strange looking animals. These small, furry critters have beak-like noses, tiny eyes, and huge paddle-like front feet with large claws. They live their lives constantly burrowing in deep...
Kill it or keep it
I’ve noticed a bumper crop of clover growing in my lawn this year. There were little white flowers dotting it everywhere, especially in spots where the turf is a bit thin. White clover starts...
If your lawn is looking tired and yellow, maybe it needs a good ironing
The perfect lawn is a uniform shade of green. A yellowish, mottled appearance might indicate an iron deficiency. Iron plays an important role in chlorophyll production, which turns grass green....
A new online resource for your farm and home.
New GordonsUSA.com website helps property owners find solutions to lawn and pest problems around the farm and home. Information on products for lawn weed and insect control, pasture...