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Soil Amendments - Lime and Liming Lawns 
QUESTION: Lime - When do I use it? How much should I use? How often should I apply it? ANSWER: Let's start by explaining why lime is used …

Autumn Lawn Care ...Seeding?? 
QUESTION: Hi, I am in Massachusetts. We finally removed the leaves from a 1.5 acre lawn. There are some bare spots. Is it too late in the season to …

Weed and Feed Questions 
QUESTION: I have a new Jonathan Green tall fescue lawn (planted 9 weeks ago)and have a ton of weeds. Can I put their weed and feed fertilizer down? …

Dog Urine Killing Grass - Use Moth Balls to Keep Neighbor's Dog off my Grass? 
QUESTION: Can I use Moth Balls in my grass to keep a neighbors female puppy from urinating on my grass and killing it? ANSWER: No, but you …

Lawn soil test 
QUESTION: I just got my soil test back. It shows low phosphorus level of 15.00 ppm (optimum 20 to 40 ppm) and a low potassium level of 37.00 ppm (optimum …

Mole Control - What about those Vibrating Sensors?  
QUESTION Do Moles respond to those vibrating sensors. Now I'm not politically incorrect: I do like life and animals. But sometimes folks can trip …

What can I do about my soggy lawn? 
QUESTION: One side of my garden is shaded by a fence. It's also a heavy, clay soil, so doesn't drain very easily. The grass grows well but it's …

What should I do for my neglected St. Augustine lawn? 
QUESTION: We just moved into an older home. The yard was really neglected. There is St.Augustine grass but it is crying out for food. What is the …

Can I Use E15 Fuel In My Lawnmower? 
Question: Now that the EPA has approved the use of E15 fuel (15% ethanol) for use in cars 2001 and newer. I want to know if E15 is safe to use in …

Mulching Leaves 
QUESTION Is it OK to chop up leaves with my lawn mower and just leave them on my lawn instead of raking them up and bagging them? My neighbor says …

Mushrooms in Lawns 
QUESTION: How do I get rid of mushrooms in my lawn? My grass is real pretty except for the ugly patches of mushrooms that started growing. Where …

Moss Problems Under Oak Trees 
QUESTION: (Feb 2012) I currently have a moss issue that is very heavy under my oak tress. Tested the PH in that area results are around 6.0. The rest …

February 2012 Lawn Care Questions & Answers 
QUESTION: I have a mixture of St Augustine and Centipede grass. Last summer's heat killed a lot of the centipede and weeds have replaced it. I have …

Zoysia Grass - Lawn Turns Yellow in the Fall 
QUESTION: My grass turned yellow in the fall. I am not sure the type of grass, but this is the second year in the grass has turned yellow. It is an established …

Hard to Kill Lawn Weeds 
QUESTION: My yard is overrun with violets my neighbor planted them a few years back. They grow faster than weeds. What can i use to rid of them that …

Lawn Weeds - What is Bermuda Grass? Wire Grass? 
QUESTION: What is Bermuda grass? Wire Grass? ANSWER: Bermuda grass Cynodon dactylon is a warm season perennial grass. It is a valuable lawn, …

Shade Tolerant Grass for South Florida - St. Augustinegrass 
QUESTION: A few years ago I planted a royal poinciana tree in the front lawn. While the tree is beautiful and large now, the grass does not grow …

How to Grow Grass Under Pine Trees 
QUESTION: I have large Ponderosa Pines in my yard and they drop a lot of needles. I rake them up every year but I must be stirring up something in …

Lawn Watering - Using Soft Water for Irrigation 
QUESTION: What do I need to add to my lawn when watering with soft water and how often? ANSWER: We'll start by answering a couple of commonly …

Bahia Grass - Should I Seed or Sod? 
Your Question: I have St Augustine grass, that is 90% weeds. I want to remove the grass and either seed or sod using Bahia grass. What should I do? Also …

Lawn Repair - Help With Removing Clover and Lawn Renovation 
Your Question: I just moved into a new home and I believe they seeded with very cheap seed. My yard is now COVERED in what I believe is red clover. …

Leave Grass Clippings on the Lawn? Or Collect them? 
QUESTION: Is it a good idea to leave the grass clippings on the grass or not? And why? ANSWER: Great question Andrea! One of my favorites. …

Should I Water My Lawn After I Fertilize? 
QUESTION: I fertilized Sunday when it was 75 degrees. The temperature today will be 94. Should I water to prevent the lawn from burning? ANSWER: …

Lawn Mowing - Wet Spring Weather and Mowing Long Grass 
QUESTION: With the bad rain and weather my lawn is out of control long. Once the weather permits will it get damaged if I cut it several times in …

Grubs and Lawn Grub Control 
QUESTION: Can you put grub killer and fertilizer down at the same time? ANSWER: Yes, there are several fertilizer + grub control products …

Lawn Watering - What are the Best Sprinklers? 
QUESTION: I can not afford a sprinkler system and I am having problems with sprinklers. The ones with the small holes seem to get stopped up from …

Mycorrhizal Fungi for Lawns 
QUESTION: I've read that a good way to make the phosphorus part of fertilizer available for your lawn is by using mycorrhizal fungi. I don't want …

Shady Area Won't Grow Grass 
QUESTION: I have a question about a shaded area of my lawn. My flower gardens are beautiful! My lawn in general looks pretty good, but I have one …

Soil Amendments - Do I need to use gypsum? 
Question: I've heard that I need to use gypsum for lawn care. I'm not sure why and how should I use it, and I can't even find a good source for it. …

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