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Smart Gardening: Leaf Mulching
Video on mulching leaves into turf
Smart Gardening: Controlling Grubs
Learn how to mow your lawn, how to fertilize and how much to water your lawn to control grubs.
Published on May 24, 2018
Warm temperatures and excessive rainfall have turfgrass growth surging.
Published on April 20, 2018
Spots of your lawn may need reseeding this spring.
Published on October 3, 2017
Weed, disease and insect control and fertilizer applications are all being affected by the hot, dry weather in September.
Published on August 14, 2017
If you haven’t heard of Michigan State University Extension’s Smart Gardening initiative, its goal is to promote earth friendly and sustainable practices that will save gardeners time, effort and money.
Published on May 31, 2017
When to apply grub control products, how reliable they are and why some people are confused about whether they work.
Published on May 24, 2017
Use these Smart Gardening practices to have a healthy lawn that is more resilient to potential turf problems.
Published on May 22, 2017
European crane fly adults have been observed during the last three to four weeks. Here are some tips to prevent turf damage.
Published on May 12, 2017
Make sure you are using the appropriate timing and treatments when controlling European chafer grubs in turf.
Published on May 8, 2017
Nostoc is not easy to control, cyanobacteria have been around for about 3.5 billion years and have survived conditions ranging from volcanoes to the Ice Age.
Published on May 1, 2017
Managing standing water near your home and business can help control mosquitoes that transmit disease. Keeping your lawn cut can reduce tick populations.
Published on April 18, 2017
Not every Roundup is the same. Read the label and follow directions to ensure you’re picking the correct product for your intended use.
Published on March 31, 2017
These two different products are good examples of why understanding the difference between product names and herbicide active ingredients is critical.
Published on February 10, 2017
Create pollinator-friendly lawns that are inviting to bees and other pollinators.
Published on January 25, 2017
Whether you choose weed-free or a more relaxed approach to your lawn, here are some practices that will keep it bee-friendly.
Published on November 7, 2016
Mulching leaves back into your lawn will provide a natural source of nutrients that will improve the growth of your lawn.
Published on October 6, 2016
Fall is the ideal time for controlling broadleaf weeds such as ground ivy, dandelion and white clover.
Published on August 17, 2016
Insect damage from sod webworms, bluegrass billbugs or grubs may be the reason some parts of your lawn didn’t green-up after recent rains.
Published on August 12, 2016
Abundant Lecanium scale populations result in sticky sap, coating everything in the yard.
Published on August 10, 2016
Temperatures are not the only thing high during this hot and dry summer. Water bills are skyrocketing as homeowners try to maintain their outdoor plants and lawns.
Published on June 30, 2016
Prevent drought stress in your garden and landscape by checking soil moisture.