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November 2022

Irrigation Shut Downs
We are currently shutting down irrigation systems. Please give the office a call at 913-829-6135 to get on the schedule.

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Turf Maintenance
Round 7

Winterizer Granular Fertilizer
Providing a heavy nitrogen feeding designed to help the lawn carry through the Winter and help with greening up in the Spring.

If you are interested in starting your personalized turf health plan please give us a call.

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Plant Health Care
We are currently on our 6th and final round of our Plant Health Care Program. In this round we will be treating Yews, Arborvitae, Junipers, Boxwood, Spruce, and Euonymus with a bactericide and fungicide to help prevent Winter desiccation. This application is done during November/December.

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Mowing Service
The 2022 mowing season has ended. If you’re interested in mowing services for 2023 please contact the office at (913) 829-6135 to discuss your needs and pricing.

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Rhizomatous Fescues? Truth or myth?

RTF- (rhizomatous/Spreading Fescues)- Post by Rodney St. John, Kstate Turf Blog

  Just to get everyone on the same page….tall fescues are classified as a bunch type grass or a clump forming grass.  It does not spread out across the lawn with rhizomes like Kentucky bluegrass or with stolons and rhizomes like Bermudagrass or zoysiagrass.  So when we get some damage in a TF lawn from a dog digging, drought damage, or anything, and there is a hole or thin area in the TF lawn, the only way to fix that area is to re-seed it or re-sod it.  Small damaged areas in a KBG or Bermudagrass lawns will fill back in with a little water, fertilizer and time.  So grass producers have developed what they call Rhizomatous Tall Fescue, or tall fescue that produces rhizomes and can spread the grass out across the lawn. 

That sounds great.  But however in most of the field research I’ve read, and the research we conducted at KSU, the RTF fescues don’t spread any faster than normal turf-type tall fescues.  The RTF varieties generally performed just like any other turf-type tall fescue in terms of color, density, and appearance.  So the RTF varieties should act like and give a good tall fescue lawn, but don’t expect them to spread out like Kentucky bluegrass. 

Now that research is a couple of years old, and new varieties have come out since that research was conducted.  So it is possible these newer varieties perform better, but I’d take any claims about spreadability with a grain of salt.  

 

 

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