Bentgrass species are native to western Europe, are the most widely used coolseason grass for golf courses, putting greens, tees and closely mowed fairways in the United State. The genus Agrostis comprises more than 220 species. Four are discussed below.
In mid- to late summer, you may notice silk webs beginning to form around the shoots and leaves of your shade trees.
One of the primary contaminants of surface water in Michigan is phosphorus. The contribution of phosphorus from urban landscapes has been identified as a significant input for many watersheds in lower Michigan.
When new sod is put on a lawn, it is not unusual to find some white grubs in loose soil on the flat bed of the truck or in the sod as it is put down.
It is important to select a grass species cultivar that is well adapted to the area, able to perform well and well suited to the intended level of management.