Pest Alert: Large Patch

Pest Alert: Large Patch

Large patch is a seasonal disease of warm-season grasses caused by the fungus Rhizoctonia solani. It typically occurs between November and May when daytime temperatures fall below 85 degrees. Symptoms begin as small, irregular, reddish-brown, brown, or straw-colored...
Mulch can be marvelous

Mulch can be marvelous

It’s the time of year again when many properties get spiffed up with fresh layers of mulch in planting beds. In addition to improving appearance, mulch helps block out weeds, holds moisture in the soil and breaks down into organic matter over time, promoting a healthy...
The Drip: Let’s Get Drippin’

The Drip: Let’s Get Drippin’

All living organisms need water to survive. This is especially true when it comes to plant material. When drought hits hard, all mulch beds that are properly maintained with an irrigation system will continue to thrive in lieu of minimal rainfall. It’s important to...