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November 2017

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Work on the Down Low to Improve What’s on Top

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Horticulturists agree that time spent improving what is happening below the surface of a lawn greatly reduces the time needed to maintain what is on top of it.  The ideal soil for grass meets five requirements: 1) it is slightly acidic; 2) it contains an adequate supply of nutrients; 3) it allows for deep root growth; 4) it supports a thriving population of beneficial microbes, and 5) it retains adequate…

Planting Your Lawn

Overseeding Southern Lawns for Winter Color

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Why Overseed? Warm-season grasses have a major drawback for homeowners—their color disappears when winter arrives! To have green grass in winter, some southerners overseed their lawns using cool-season grasses, such as fine fescue, bluegrass, or ryegrass.   How Does It Work? These annual cool-season grasses find a hospitable habitat among the dormant southern grasses and then die off with the return of warm weather in the spring.   What Are…

How To Make Ice Lanterns

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While the winter season most notably brings in cold weather, it’s also the season that brings us together. Next time you’re entertaining, guide your guests through Mother Nature’s winter wonderland and into yours with some simple, yet festive, DIY ice lanterns! For this DIY you will need: A large food storage container A plastic cup A handful of change or rocks Water A tea light or candle These ice lanterns…