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Weed avengers: Identifying wild violet Posted on 14 May 2019 in the 0519 & Current Issue & Turf+Ornamental Care categories.

Wild violet isn’t always viewed as a troublesome weed. In fact, some homeowners might even encourage the growth of these petite (usually) purple blooms. However, a large patch of wild... Read more»

What you should know about goosegrass Posted on 14 May 2019 in the 0519 & Current Issue & Turf+Ornamental Care categories.

A weed by any other name would be as bothersome: This grass has the nickname “crowfootgrass” in some regions because its seedheads can resemble a crow’s feet. The center of... Read more»

What’s the deal with webworms? Posted on 14 May 2019 in the 0519 & Current Issue & Turf+Ornamental Care categories.

As adults, sod webworms are long, brownish-gray moths with a wingspan of about 22 millimeters and a snoutlike projection on the front of their heads. Keep an eye out for... Read more»

How to diagnose large patch Posted on 06 May 2019 in the 0419 & Featured & Turf+Ornamental Care categories.

The doctor is in, and we’re looking at the defining symptoms of and best practices for dealing with large patch, one of turf's peskiest problems. Read more»

What you should know about crabgrass Posted on 23 Apr 2019 in the 0419 & Turf+Ornamental Care categories.

We provide lawn care operators with pointers for identifying and contending with crabgrass, one of turf's most prevalent and pesky problems Read more»

How to combat white clover Posted on 23 Apr 2019 in the 0419 & Turf+Ornamental Care categories.

Lawn care professionals battling clover don’t consider themselves very lucky. White clover is a broadleaf weed found in warm- and cool-season turfgrass. It can tolerate a wide range of mowing... Read more»