Turf and horticulture experts detail best management practices in how to attain a great looking lawn and landscape with environmentally-friendly management strategies. What grasses and ornamental plants are best suited for your site? How do you establish or renovate a lawn or ornamental bed? How do you safely and effectively manage pests?
While there is no easy way to control moles and voles, it helps to understand their biology and their habits in order to best develop a program in their management.
Do you know what things to look for when you're choosing a new lawn service company? Learn what questions to ask.
Has snow mold invaded your lawn? What it really is and what you should or should not do to prevent, stop, and/or repair further damage.
This podcast details the importance of keeping traffic off of frost or ice-covered turf, what kind of damage to expect, and how long the damage will likely persist.
Selecting the appropriate ice melt product can go a long way in protecting water quality. This podcast details the typical sources homeowners can find and stresses the importance of not applying nitrogen and phosphorus-based fertilizers as ice melt materials.
This podcast details the steps in servicing mowers at the end of a mowing season so that they are in top operating condition next spring.
This podcast discusses how two perennial warm-season weeds in cool-season lawns (nimblewill and bermudagrass) can lead one to think that portions of their lawn has died over the winter months. These warm-season grasses go dormant at first killing frost, and while nothing can be done to control them during the winter, plans can be made for chemical control strategies for the coming season.
Watch Head Golf Coach Jay Hardwick and turfgrass experts provide lawn care tips at the Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech.
Topics include watering, fertilizing, mowing, soil testing, dealing with weeds, choosing the right grass, and combating diseases. More >>
Winter is a time to reflect on what did or did not work in lawn management the past year, and it's also a time to start preparing for the next growing season. There are a few important tips in winter management of your lawn that can make a difference in the environment, but also in your lawn’s quality this coming spring.