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Hurricane Recovery – Once the Storm Clears

hurricanes recovery

With hurricane season in full swing, preparation plans are critical. In addition to storm preparation kits and emergency plans, it is also important to develop a plan to protect landscape and turf at homes, sports fields, golf courses, and commercial properties. Maintaining healthy trees and plants is one of the best ways to help landscapes […]

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3 Keys to Successful Seeding

Though there are numerous types of grasses and even more cultivars, the seed germination process is basically the same. While this discussion is not about choosing seed varieties, I would strongly encourage you to do your homework on turfgrass types and cultivars before deciding which seed to sow. Aside from timing and proper site preparation, […]

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Fall Treatment Round-Up

Ahhh…. the dog days of summer are here and soon the leaves on the trees will be turning beautiful shades of yellow, orange and red.  For those of us in the plant health care field or landscape industry, it will be time to put our heads down and finish up all those projects and services […]

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Water Issues Endanger the Green in Our Yards and Wallets

July has been designated as “Smart Irrigation Month” because July is the month when our water utilities experience peak demand.  As our nation’s water suppliers struggle to fulfill the summer water requirements, our citizens struggle to pay for the water they use.  Many blame the water challenge on landscape water use.  Studies have shown that […]

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Seeding Techniques For a Healthier Golf Course

Written by Arborjet’s Turf, Ornamental, and Golf Specialist, Kevin Lewis   Turfgrasses play a larger role in everyday life than many people realize. “I asked the waiter, ‘Is this milk fresh?’ He said. ‘Lady three hours ago it was grass.’” Phyllis Diller Established stands of grasses benefit the environment in multiple ways including purification of air, water runoff […]

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Oak Wilt – Protect Your Trees Today!

Oak Wilt treated vs untreated

Oak Wilt is a devastating vascular wilt disease that commonly affects all oaks, but most commonly species in the red oak family. It spreads rapidly through the tree’s vascular system and can kill susceptible trees in a matter of weeks. Once it’s been confirmed in the area, it is most often transmitted through underground root […]

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July Is Smart Irrigation Month

July is traditionally the month of peak demand for outdoor water use. Warm temperatures, little rainfall, and water restrictions make it difficult to keep plants from entering drought stress. However, there are several smart irrigation practices that can be put into effect to help maintain green and healthy plants without wasting water. To promote awareness […]

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Landscape Maintenance During Vacation Season

Helping Your Customers Maintain Healthy Plants and Landscape While They’re Away It’s vacation season! And that means that your customers may be relying on you more than ever to help maintain healthy turf and landscapes while they are gone. Whether the landscape is being left for a weekend getaway or an extended vacation, water management […]

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Water Woes on the Golf Course

Written by Arborjet’s Turf, Ornamental, and Golf Specialist, Kevin Lewis From increases in water cost and restrictions to societal pressures to conserve water and labor shortages, managing turfgrass moisture is a significant challenge for Superintendents everywhere. As a former Golf Course Superintendent, turf care was my number one priority. The bane of that existence was wilted and […]

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