winter damage

Assessing Winter Damage in the Landscape

This time of year it’s very difficult to know for sure what kind of damage we have until green-up. While we are waiting, lets discuss a few plants you might want to keep your eye on. Read More...

Why is My Grass Dead Along the Sidewalk?

Based on our temperatures last winter, we expected to see quite a bit of winter kill, or at least spring dead spot (two different issues). While there are some localized areas that received damage, for the most part, the bermuda came through the winter just fine. One exception to this were areas adjacent to some sidewalks, streets, and driveways. Any guesses why? Read More...

The Ups and Downs of October Weather

Be prepared for the big swings in our fall weather, learn how those swings can affect our landscape plants, and learn what (if anything) we can do to minimize problems associated with those swings. Read More...

Cold and Dry Landscape Update

Payne County is now in the severe drought category. While you don’t hear much about drought in the winter, it is still a very important consideration for all plant material. While plants don’t need as much water now as they do in the summer, an adequate supply is just as important. Read More...

Winter Damage on Evergreens

As hard and fast as spring is coming on, it’s easy to forget we did have two brushes with with near zero temperatures this last winter. Those two events were enough to cause significant leaf browning and/or drop to several of our common evergreens trees and shrubs. Read More...

Why is my Bermudagrass Lawn Declining?

It will be a couple of weeks before we’ll know how much, if any, bermudagrass lawns suffered from winter injury this year as the off/on temperatures have things off to a slow start. However, this discussion is focused more on long term trends. In other words, has your bermudagrass lawn declined over the last few years for no apparent reason? Read More...
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