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Overseeding Your Lawn the Right Way

Late August through early October is the best time to aerate and overseed. Before overseeding your lawn, you should first determine what types of cool season grasses would perform best in your location. In North Alabama, a blend of turf-type Tall Fescue generally works best. Blends usually contain 3-5 different varieties of fescue with different qu...

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Whats Next?....Round 8

Here is your Round 8 Newsletter!

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What's Next?....Round 7

Your Round 7 Newsletter! 

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What's Next?.....Round 6!

Your Round 6 Newsletter 

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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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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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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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What Do Moles & Mole Holes Look Like

What is a ground mole, and how can you identify its presence in your yard or garden? Moles are small, rodent-like insectivores that live underground, spending most of their time digging intricate tunnels to find worms and insects, feeding mainly on earthworms, but they also feed on snails, slugs, millipedes, and centipedes. They actually prefer to ...

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The Best Way to Get Rid of Mosquitoes in Your Yard

If you have an abundance of mosquitoes in your yard or garden, you know they can be very unwelcome guests. These pests carry and spread dangerous diseases like the West Nile virus and other nasty illnesses. But how can you prevent these pesky insects from taking up residence in your yard? If it’s too late and they have already moved in, how can you...

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Why Is Grub Preventative Important?

A grub preventative application in late May through early June can be one of the best tools for preventing grub infestations. The threshold for grub populations is 10-12 grubs per square foot. Turf cannot recover from infestations nearing the threshold. A preventative application is all about the timing of the treatment. Applications only work if a...

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How to Get Rid of Ant Hills in Your Lawn

Anthills can be annoying, especially when trying to mow the lawn. They can also be a literal pain, depending on the kind of ants you have. Fire Ants are very common in the Huntsville and surrounding areas. Unfortunately, their presence can make parts of your yard a “no-go” area, especially if you have children or pets. Fortunately, ant ...

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How to Get Rid of Termites

Termites date back more than 120 million years to the time of the dinosaurs. Termites cause more than $5 billion in property damage to homes and structures in the U.S. annually. Damage costs that are not covered by homeowner’s insurance. Termites are known as “silent destroyers” because of their ability to chew through wood, floor...

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NOW SERVING: EASTERN SHORE

We are exited to announce that TDI Services is now serving the Eastern Shore and surrounding areas. Offering the same industry leading technology and practices as well as the excellent customer service that North and Central Alabama have come to know for over 25 years !  Our Biologically focused Lawn, Mosquito, Pest, And Termite serv...

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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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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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​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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