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Ratios for Smarter Fertilizing

Fertilizer ratios and grades tell consumers how many pounds of nutrients are contained in 100 pounds of fertilizer and indicate the relative amounts of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and pot… Read more »

Seed Storage

Seed Storage

While unused grass seed may remain viable for years, its rate of germination will decrease over time.  Be sure to keep seed stored in a cool, dry environment.  To maintain optimal viability… Read more »

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Protect a New Lawn With Straw

If the weather is dry or warm, spread a layer of straw mulch over seeded areas.  Straw mulch will slow evaporation, provide some shade, and disperse raindrops that might otherwise dislodge y… Read more »

Planting Your Lawn

Overseeding Southern Lawns for Winter Color

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-… Read more »

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How Much Seed Do I Need?

Note: Spread settings vary with the type and model of spreader.  Consult your owner’s manual for exact settings.  Apply 50% more seed if you are attempting to sow a new lawn in the spring. S… Read more »

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Endophytes: Natural Pest Repellents

Endophytes are small fungi that live in some grasses making the grasses harmful or deadly to a variety of grass-eating insects.  After observing cattle get sick after eating certain gras… Read more »