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Lawn News! Changes to your lawn program

We spend extensive time planning and researching in order to provide a program that results in your lawn looking its best year-round. This fall we will be adding a second round of specialty pre-emergent "SPECTICLE", to combat the increasingly resistant winter weed Poa-Annua. Poa Annua is a troublesome weed in turfgrass. Its invasive biology and acq...

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Frequently Asked..

 What is a Biological Fertilizer? Biological fertilizer is defined as a fertilizer containing NO CHLORINE, having an internal carbohydrate source and a salt content less than 200 lbs. per acre at the application rate.  TDI has developed numerous special blends of Biological fertilizers that not only meet all these requ...

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Don't Leave Your Leaves!

 A few stray leaves on your lawn are nothing to get worked up about. But when leaves are blanketing large swaths of grass, they might be causing long-term damage. The thick layer of leaves prevents your grass from receiving nutrients and sunlight. If water manages to seep under the leaves to moisten the grass, it might become trapped there and...

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How Drought Can Stress and Damage Your Turf!

The 4 Stages of Drought Stress As water becomes limited, your turf grass will give off signs that it's in need of watering. Learn to spot these warnings so you can alter your lawn maintenance schedule to avoid drought stress and keep your lawn green and healthy. Stage 1: Early Drought Stress SignsDuring the first stage of drought stress, your turf ...

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Happy 4th of July!

Wishing everyone a safe and happy 4th of July, Our offices will be closed from July 4th - July 8th in obersvance of the holiday but we will still be checking messages daily.

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Whats Next?.....Round 5!

Here's whats in store for your Round 5 treatment! 

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What are Stolons and Rhizomes?

Understanding the definition of a stolon and how it differs from a rhizome is crucial when learning about how creeping grasses propagate, spread, and recover from wear damage. This knowledge might also aid in the decision about what kind of grass to select for an upcoming lawn project as well as how to best manage it. A stolon is an above-the-groun...

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To water, or not to water, that is the question...

What time to Water?  Ideally, the best time of day to water grass is before 6 a.m. Watering early in the day minimizes the chance that heat and wind will cause rapid evaporation, and will keep the turf cool for the rest of the day so your grass doesn't stress out as much. From 2am to 6am is our recomended time to water. Watering in the afterno...

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Its that time again -- FIREWEED

 Fireweed is a common, leafy, annual broadleaf weed that germinates after April 1 across the Southeast. It grows quickly and can appear in massive amounts that seem to take over the lawn. Fireweed spreads through seeds carried from lawn to lawn by wind, rain, shared mowers, etc. Even if you didn't see any Fireweed in your entire neighborhood l...

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​SEASON- LONG TURF DAMAGING INSECT TREATMENT

 Our New Insect Treatment can protect your lawn from turf damaging insects ALL season long with just ONE treatment. Protecting your turf from Armyworms, grubs, spittle bugs, billbugs, crane flies and more, plus additional supression from fire ants, chinch bugs, fleas and ticks. For More info, log into your TDI customer portal or give your...

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Weed of the Month -- Wild Onions

 Wild garlic (Allium vineale) and wild onion (Allium canadense) are winter perennials weeds. They emerge in late fall from underground bulbs and grow through the winter and spring. In late spring, aerial bulblets are formed and the plants die back in early summer. The underground bulbs can persist in the soil for several years. While both have...

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Weed of the Month -- Virginia Buttonweed

Virginia buttonweed (Diodia virginiana L.) is a troublesome broadleaf weed in turfgrass throughout the southeastern United States. Virginia buttonweed is a deep-rooted perennial with prostrate or spreading branches. It usually proliferates in moist to wet areas and can tolerate mowing heights as low as one-half inch. The species is a member of the ...

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ARMYWORMS!

 The fall armyworm is a devastating pest in the Southeast and can cause severe damage to turf grass and forage crops. Damage varies in appearance and severity according to the type of grass and management practices. They are most numerous in late summer or early fall. More than 60 plants have been reported as hosts of the fall armywo...

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TDI is Now Offering Irrigation Services!

The same company you know and trust is now offering irrigation services!  Irrigation systems require a little TLC to keep working efficiently and effectively. Neglected systems can lead to both dry lawns and landscapes as well as properties that are saturated with water, wasting this precious resource. That is where TDI Services comes in....

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Weed Of The Month -- Lespedeza

 Common lespedeza, also known as Japanese clover, (Kummerowia striata, syn. Lespedeza striata) is a very common summer weed that can easily choke out thin turf. It is often found in open woods and fields and frequently in turf. Lespedeza is a mat-forming, wiry stemmed, prostrate, freely branched summer annual. It has dark green trifoliate...

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WEED OF THE MONTH -- FIREWEED

 Fireweed is a common, leafy, annual broadleaf weed that germinates after April 1 across the Southeast. It grows quickly and can appear in massive amounts that seem to take over the lawn. Fireweed spreads through seeds carried from lawn to lawn by wind, rain, shared mowers, etc. Even if you didn't see any Fireweed in your entire neighborh...

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ITS TIME TO SCALP YOUR LAWN ! ....WHAT IS SCALPING?

 GIVE YOUR LAWN A JUMP START THIS SPRING !! Having the greenest, healthiest-looking lawn on the block is a coveted title for homeowners across the world. While there are many techniques and strategies for keeping your lawn in top shape, it is important not to overlook scalping as part of your annual care. Lawn scalping involves cutting your gr...

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Weed of the Month -- Clover

White clover (Trifolium repens), also known as Dutch clover, is a perennial weed that is often found growing in patches along roadsides and in pastures and lawns. It is a low-growing plant with creeping stems (stolons) that produce roots and shoots at nodes (joints) along the stem, which helps the plant to spread. It has trifoliate leaves which con...

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Giant Mosquito? Skeeter Hawk? Crane Fly

 That inch-long, gangly-legged insect that sneaks into your house and bounces around the walls and ceiling is a crane fly, and despite rumors to the contrary, it is neither a predator of mosquitoes nor a colossal mosquito. And it's harmless. Although the Internet abounds with reports of adult crane flies biting or stinging, they do neither. "T...

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Weed of the Month -- Chickweed

​Chickweed is a low, spreading, winter annual weed that germinates when we receive lots of cool, wet weather. Its leaves are opposite each other, smooth and elliptical in shape. It is tolerant of a variety of conditions and thrives in moist, shady locations. This weed can produce seeds five weeks after germination and will continue to produce seeds...

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