Aeration and Seeding

Coming out of a hot and humid summer like we have been having is a big relief on turf, especially when seeding. Having cooler night time temperatures will help with seed germination. If you are planning on seeding this year then you can start seeding now. The...

Summert Heat: Crabgrasses Favorite

This year has been a wild rollercoaster when dealing with the weather. There are many factors that come into play when dealing with turf and the weather. A big issue right now is the heat stress that the turf plant is going through. Another big factor is the humidity....

Mosquito Control

Mosquitoes are becoming a big issue. Not only because of the inconvenience that they bring when trying to enjoy a nice night outside during the summer, but now there have been several cases of West Nile Virus infected mosquitos in Pennsylvania. Knowing that there are...

Red Thread and Pink Patch

After a brutal March having 4 major snow storms, we thought that Spring would never come. After having a warmer April, we all thought that there was not going to be the normal “April showers” this year. When May came, we started out in 80’s and even hit the 90’s for a...

The Time is Now!

This past March has been one of the snowiest March’s on record! Having 4, count them, 4 major snow storms in a matter of one month, before you know it the weeds will be popping up all over the place. This is the time to get you’re Preemergent down to prevent those...

17′ Seeding season, still no rain!

So, most of us know that the fall is the best time to aerate and seed your lawn, right? Of course, we do, and that is because you can establish new grass seed without the worry of it dying out shortly after in the summer heat like with spring seedings. In September...

Tis the season for aeration & seeding

In case you are wondering when the best time to aerate and seed your lawn, look no further. The answer is now, and here a just a few reasons why. Aeration alone relieves soil compaction and removes thatch allowing for better air and water movement through the soil...

New Seeds Arrived

The 2016 seed harvest was very productive. One of the things we learned about on our Oregon trip was that seed harvested the season prior, typically around Early to Mid July will have a better germination percentage then seed harvested in the same year. The reason is...

Where Does Turfgrass Seed Come From?

In June, we were given a great opportunity to see how new turf varieties are developed and grown into new varieties. Additionally, we saw how seed is harvested by the farmers for those around the rest of the country. Finally, a tour of a production facility where the...