Do you know why it’s advisable to keep your car doors locked while out shopping this time of the year? Because gardeners will drop off a sack of zucchini squash in your car if left unlocked!! Their friends and family are tired of them trying to give it away!
A couple of weeks ago, we visited about converting your existing turf to the "latest and greatest" tall fescue types for our region. Not only will you have the latest in disease resistance, you’ll also have a blend of seed that is denser, has a better appearance in both color and texture, and will have less of a tendency to clump.
Moonlight Madness at Johnson’s has always been a blast at the garden centers. As with all of our promotions, they tend to evolve over time. In the early years, hours of the event were 6:00 pm to midnight, and it was HOT!! So hot, in fact, that I saw two trees fighting over a dog! It was so hot, my thermometer went up to "Are you kidding me?!" So hot the moon pies we served on the anniversary of the lunar landing melted before they got out of the box!
This summer I’m not going to let the grub worms get ahead of me. If you recall from previous articles, it’s easy for me to think that my irrigation system isn’t watering my lawn evenly when the temperatures rise in the summer, and areas of my turf seem to suffer. They literally brown out. I’ve adjusted the sprinkler heads, but the damage still spreads to cover a couple of hundred square feet. Grub damage is easy to mistake for something else.