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Tips Offered For Managing Shaded Lawns
Groundcover

Having a good lawn in a tree-shaded landscape is a challenge since all of the warm-season turfgrasses were developed to grow best in full sun, according to LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dr. Tom Koske.

Lawn Mower Blades
zoysia

A sharp mower blade produces a prettier cut with less stress on the turf plant. Sharpening a reel mower blade assembly is difficult and best left to a professional, but sharpening a common rotary mower blade is not a big problem.

Tune up Landscape Irrigation
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A properly designed and operated irrigation system will ensure that the critical factor of soil moisture will be there to sustain healthy plant growth.

Lawn Care Slowing Down, But Don’t Forget Proper Care For Grass During Fall
Lawn care definitely changes as the weather begins to cool, and by October the growth of warm-season grasses like St. Augustine, centipede, bermuda and zoysia begins to slow down.

Falling Leaves – Pretty, But Dangerous To Waterways
Fall leaves
Grass clippings are a constant in yard maintenance, but fall introduces leaves into the mix.
Use Sod For Quick Repair Of Damaged Lawns
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"A patch of dead grass, even a small one, in an otherwise acceptable lawn can be an eyesore and a weed magnet," says LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dr. Tom Koske. Use turfgrass to patch the lawn. It’s easy, immediate and permanent and checks soil erosion.
Pay Attention To Seed Analysis Tag When Buying Grass Seed
Starting a lawn from seed is a tough proposition even when all things are done right. Poor fertility, too much or too little moisture, rain washouts, ants, weeds and disease all can cause havoc during establishment.
Culture Calendar for Warm Season Grasses
Culture Calendar for Warm Season Grasses
The cultural activites for lawn care may be the same on warm-season and cool-season grasses, but they are often 180 degrees opposite in timing. This chart covers Louisiana with its two cold hardiness zones. Recommended cultural activities in north vs. south Louisiana will vary by two to four weeks in when they start and end because of the start of spring and fall seasons.
Culture Calendar for Cool Season Grasses
Culture Calendar for Cool Season Grasses
The cultural activites for lawn care may be the same on warm-season and cool-season grasses, but they are often 180 degrees opposite in timing. This chart covers the entire state of Louisiana with its two cold hardiness zones. Recommended cultural activities in north vs. south Louisiana will vary by 2 to 4 weeks in when they start and end because of the start of spring and fall seasons.
Turfgrass Establishment
Pressing sprigs
A beautiful lawn doesn't happen by chance. It requires planning and some elbow grease.
Take Action To Avoid Lawn Problems Associated With Drought
Dry conditions often persist in most parts of Louisiana this time of year and into the summer, but LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dr. Tom Koske says there are actions you can take to avoid the lawn problems associated with drought.
Investigating Problem Turfs
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Turf problems can be categorized as cultural (man-made), environmental or pest-related. Often two or more of these factors contribute to the problem.
Why Sod Your Lawn?
Of all the reasons for solid sodding a new lawn, some of the best ones are those everyone can appreciate.
Louisiana Lawns Fact Sheet: Turfgrass for Louisiana Lawns
Turfgrass for Louisiana
A lawn can be as functional as it is beautiful if planned properly. Recommended varieties, degree of shade, planting and establishment and other site considerations are included. (PDF Format Only)
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