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?
This podcast details the appropriate steps in fertilizer selection and application that provide a great looking, environmentally friendly home lawn.
Shorter days and cooling temperatures signal the change in seasons, ushering in the ideal period in Virginia to establish cool-season turfgrasses (bluegrasses, fescues, and ryegrasses). This podcast considers the strengths and weaknesses of the cool-season grasses that will help you make the best possible selection for your site.
No matter the quality of the cool-season turfgrass you have selected for your site, it is absolutely essential that you provide it with soil conditions that promote both establishment and long-term performance. This podcast details the steps in enhancing and improving soil conditions prior to cool-season turfgrass establishment.
After selecting the best plant material for your location and preparing your soil, it is now time to plant your seed or sod. This podcast takes you through the steps in fall turf establishment and post-planting management.
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 >>
Fall is one of the most important seasons to restore the quality and health of cool-season lawns following the challenges from summer climate extremes and pest pressure. It is the most important season of the year to fertilize, cultivate, and establish cool-season grasses. For warm-season lawns, fall is a season of preparation for the winter so that they emerge from dormancy the following spring as healthy as they can possibly be. These podcasts detail the best management practices in lawn maintenance that will help you have a great looking and environmentally friendly lawn.