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Rideout: Growing Grass in Shady Lawns

Andy Rideout    Published 7:00 a.m. CT Mar. 19, 2021 I Updated 9:43 a.m. CT Mar. 19, 2021 Special to The Gleaner

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Wait to fertilize lawn: Many people fertilize their North Florida lawns too early

Larry Williams  Published 6:01 a.m. ET Mar. 19, 2021 Many people fertilize their North Florida lawns too early. Potentially, this results in lawn problems, waste of fertilizer and money. It is best to wait until your lawn is completely green before fertilizing, even if that’s not until April. Attempting to “jump start” a lawn by fertilizing before spring green up can result in numerous lawn problems, including injury from a late frost or freeze.

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New report highlights nutrient, algae issues on Lake of the Woods

The report from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency indicates phosphorus levels in Lake of the Woods need to decrease by 17.3% to reach federal standards.

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Georgia Clipping — Spring is in the air

Mar 2, 2021 “Blossom by blossom the spring begins.” — Algernon Charles Swinburne.  “There is no time like Spring,  when life’s alive in everything.” — Christina Georgina Rossetti.  “If we had no winter the spring would not be so pleasant.” — Anne Bradstreet.  “It was a perfect spring afternoon, and the air was filled with vague, roving scents, as if the earth exhaled the sweetness of hidden flowers.” — Ellen Glasgow. 

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When’s the perfect time to fertilize your lawn?

  JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – February started as a soaker, but now we have stepped across the puddles and are ready for drier and warmer days. Not only is it pleasant to get outside, it’s a perfect time to prepare our lawns for the beginning of our growing season.

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Carol O’Meara: Spring lawn care

By CAROL O'MEARA | CSU Cooperative Extension PUBLISHED: February 23, 2021 at 4:40 p.m. | UPDATED: February 23, 2021 at 4:40 p.m. The warm weather ahead of the bitter cold snap had many people thinking of spring chores. The recent storms with their snowfall were a welcome drink for parched landscapes, and one of the first plants to show their appreciation after the thaw is lawns.

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The American lawn is under attack. But here’s how it can help our environment

BY DENNIS PATTON SPECIAL TO THE STAR      FEBRUARY 24, 2021 05:00 AM The all-American lawn has come under attack in recent years. The perfect green lush carpet that was once seen as a status symbol is now viewed, by some, as a waste of precious resources, providing little benefit to the environment. The amount of water, fertilizer and chemicals used in caring for the lawn can be debated. What cannot be debated is the importance of ground cover. The matter in question is how it is maintained...

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Feds Freeze Out Frost Fix for Southern States.

Why is the EPA impeding technological innovations that could save American farmers billions?

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How the Perfect Lawn Became a Symbol of the American Dream


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Lawn calendar for cool-season grasses

Updated: Feb 13, 2021, 4:00 PM The following suggestions are for cool-season grasses such as Kentucky bluegrass or tall fescue. zoysiagrass, bermudagrass, and buffalograss are warm-season grasses and require a different maintenance regime. A warm-season grass calendar will be covered in a later newsletter.  March  Spot treat broadleaf weeds if necessary. Treat on a day that is 50 degrees or warmer. Rain or irrigation within 24 hours of application will reduce effectiveness. April 

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