Science

Beware the Caterpillar Invasion

This time of year it’s important to keep an eye out for two pests that often invade Georgia lawns. Both fall armyworms and sod webworms are veracious caterpillars that can infiltrate in large numbers and damage your grass. Armed with information about how to find and annihilate them, you can keep your lawn healthy and …

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Healthy Soil

Fertile Soil, Happy LawnIn order to thrive, grass and other plants in your yard rely on fertile soil, rich in accessible nutrients. Fertilizing your lawn helps replenish nutrient depleted soil, but it’s important to know which nutrients are already present so you don’t over or underfeed. In addition, the acidity of the soil directly affects …

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Insect Trials for Better Lawns

Insect Trials for Better Lawns Insects are a major nuisance for homeowners, golf course superintendents and turfgrass growers. In an ongoing partnership with the University of Georgia, NG Turf allocates space on their sod farms for scientists to run insect trials. Their findings lead to deeper knowledge across the industry and more effective management of …

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Installing Dormant Sod

Installing Dormant Sod Similar to dormant trees and shrubs, warm-season sod can be successfully installed during the off-season, October through April. And with the proper preparation and care, in some areas it is even possible to successfully establish sod during the winter. Low temperature injury is one of the main problems associated with off-season installations. …

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