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Identifying Heat and Drought Stress

Consistent hot and dry weather over long periods can lead to heat stress for your lawn, turning grass brown. Grass naturally adjusts to hot weather by entering a dormant condition to conserve energy. However, prolonged severe drought and heat can damage or even kill your lawn. What can you do to help your heat-stressed turf? The first step is spott...

FIREWEED is out again!

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 last se...

Mulch, Mulch, Mulch......How Much, What Color, What for, and When???

Mulch instantly gives your landscape a beautiful, finished appearance, but the advantages go far beyond simply elevating the look or value of your home or business, especially when you choose a natural-based mulch over one made of rubber or gravel. Why Mulch? Mulch instantly adds rich color and a manicured look to your landscape beds, along the fou...

Getting rid of Ant Hills in your lawn

Soil nesting ants construct mounds or small hills by bringing granulated soil to the surface from the nest below. Mounds may be unsightly, may cause lawn unevenness, and if large, may smother out the surrounding grass.  Anthills can be annoying, especially when trying to mow the lawn. They can also be a literal pain, depending on the kind of a...

Why Are My Shrubs Turning Brown And Dying?

Plant damage can be caused by a number of factors, some we can't control...  Pale pink hydrangeas, grassy green boxwoods, rosy red azaleas. There's a perfect shrub to match any landscape color scheme. Brown shrubs, though? They don't quite have the same charm. More importantly, a once healthy shrub that's now dull, dry and brown is likely in t...

What is the Difference Between Cool and Warm Season Turf?

A guide to selecting the right turf for you First Things First...What is Cool and Warm Season Grass? To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug. Helen Keller Cool-Season grass Cool-season grasses typically grow in the North, where winters are cold and summers are mild. Hot summe...

When Should You Aerate Your Lawn – What to Know

Aeration is a lawn care procedure which alleviates compaction and allows water, air, and nutrients to penetrate your lawn while stimulating beneficial bacteria, fungi, and protozoa to grow. These beneficial organisms are aerobic ("good guys"), meaning they need air to thrive. When the soil is compact, it has less air-holding capacity and becomes an...


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Did Winter Kill My Shrubs?

How Do Trees Survive In The Winter? Trees are up against two main obstacles during winter: lack of liquid water and frigid cold temperatures. Tree tissues cannot take up water from snow as it melts because exterior bark acts as a tight barrier. The bark is also positively functioning as the primary protective layer that shields tree tissue from phy...

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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...

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...

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...