Hello, again!

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.

Recently, we chatted about fungi, and there could be brown patch disease this time of the year, but grub damage is different. The turf pulls up easily and grubs can be present just at the root zone. They're hungry right now. Hi-Yield Grub Free Zone will help eliminate grubs all season long.

If you are considering planting new grass this year, it’s not too early to start the process. The first choice to make is whether or not it’s necessary to start completely over from the ground up. Many times, it’s easier to go that route. By eliminating the existing turf, all weeds and unwanted bermuda grass will be gone, and by planting Kansas Premium Fescue Blend you’ll have the highest rated var ieties as turf. It's a blend of fescue types that have rated best in trials right here in south central Kansas.

My first advice is to continue to keep your existing turf actively growing; keep it watered. The plants will take up the Hi-Yield Killzall Weed & Grass Killer quicker when it's applied, and you’ll see results much sooner than if the lawn is under stress. Its ultra formula with surfactant dries on fast. Killzall is rainfast in as little as two hours. Because Killzall is a non-selective weed control, it's important to keep it off desirable plants and vegetation. By starting the process in July, there is plenty of time to spray a few missed spots later.

Whatever your lawn concerns are, we are here to help. Bring in a sample of what you have going on, and we’ll get you a safe and easy solution.

Our summer crop of annuals and perennials are showing lots of color. From new coneflower var ieties with yellow, red, and orange flowers to annual vinca, rose moss, marigolds and others, we have color ready to refresh your landscape. It’s going to be a hot week so keep yourself, your pets and plants well hydrated!

Your friend in the garden,

Marty Johnson
Owner - Johnson's Garden Center