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May, 2013

  • When grass produces seedheads

    May 30, 2013 | Kevin Frank | Seedheads in lawns are a natural process that can’t be avoided, but keeping your mower blade sharp and applying fertilizer will keep the lawn healthy and looking good.

  • What are those dead grass tips in my lawn?

    May 23, 2013 | Kevin Frank | Some turfgrass was injured as a result of freezing temperatures last week, but the injury is only temporary. Dead grass tips may be from frost, a dull mower blade or chemicals.

  • Dandelions painting turf and lawns yellow

    May 9, 2013 | Kevin Frank | Another annual rite of spring is upon us: dandelions. The best time to control will be at the puff ball stage.

  • Watch for European crane fly damage in Grand Rapids, Mich., and Detroit area

    May 2, 2013 | Dave Smitley | Watch for European crane fly damage to lawns and golf courses in May. To be better prepared, here are pictures of European crane fly larvae, adults and turf damage.

  • Quackgrass now appearing in turf

    May 2, 2013 | Kevin Frank | Quackgrass infestations in lawns and other turf areas stand out this time of year due to accelerated top growth.