Fungus In Your Lawn

Are you noticing patches of dead grass scattered across your lawn? Or maybe blades and leaves of grass are turning brown. Whichever, these may be indicators of a fungus takeover. What is Fungus? What exactly is fungus? Well, it’s not just the mushrooms and it actually has a lot more to do with your soilContinue reading “Fungus In Your Lawn”

Checking Your SoilKit Results

After you have registered your kit, collected your sample, and mailed it in, checking your SoilKit results is the next and most exciting part! You will receive an email notification with a link to view your results. The link will take you to your SoilKit dashboard. From there, you can view your results and easilyContinue reading “Checking Your SoilKit Results”

Understanding Spreader Settings

Using fertilizer spreaders is the best way to apply fertilizers and other soil amendment products to your lawn. With a little effort and practice, homeowners can consistently apply fertilizers evenly over their lawn. Knowing how much and where fertilizers are being added helps to  maintain a healthy lawn, while also being environmentally responsible.  Mr. BuckContinue reading “Understanding Spreader Settings”

National Soil Health Day

June 23, 2021 is not just a regular Wednesday. This next Wednesday is National Soil Health Day. Founded in 2002 by the International Union of Soil Sciences, this holiday celebrates “soil professionals, farmers and growers who are focused not just on soil conservation, but feeding and enhancing our global soil health”. June is national soilContinue reading “National Soil Health Day”

How to Grow Blueberries: Everything You Need to Know

Blueberries, a fan favorite! These plump, juicy, and very blue fruits are both delicious and nutritious! Blueberries are high in nutrients, antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins. A bonus: these berries are some of the easiest to grow, assuming you have the right soil conditions! Whether you have simply dabbled in gardening or have a certified greenContinue reading “How to Grow Blueberries: Everything You Need to Know”

Unwanted Moss on Your Lawn?

Are you noticing an unwanted layer of moss on your lawn? This might make you wonder many things like how did it get there or how you can fix it. Well, I’m here to appease your curiosity and answer your questions about moss invading lawns. Despite distracting from the quality and beauty of your grass,Continue reading “Unwanted Moss on Your Lawn?”

How Does my Cation Exchange Capacity Impact my Lawn?

What do chemistry and lawn care have in common? A lot actually. If you recall the term cation from any previous chemistry class then you may already be familiar with cation exchange capacity (CEC for short). In case you need a refresh, a cation is an element that has a positive charge. In terms ofContinue reading “How Does my Cation Exchange Capacity Impact my Lawn?”

New Homes and the Effects of Clay on Your Soil

Picture this: renovations on your brand new home have been completed! Sounds great, right? Well, your soil may not agree. After construction, your soil may need some reevaluation. Start with a soil test! Sites of construction damage often have deficiencies in organic matter content, aeration, fertility, and drainage. A soil test can help determine yourContinue reading “New Homes and the Effects of Clay on Your Soil”

New Sod: What is the Return on Your Investment?

If you were wondering what long term benefits a new sod installation might reap, you have come to the right place. The return on your investment in new sod comes in the form of enjoyment and the resale value of your home. George Woerner, CEO of Woerner Farms, said “The sod is what beautifies yourContinue reading “New Sod: What is the Return on Your Investment?”

How Can We Protect “Mother” Earth?

As I reflect on my mom and my grandmothers, I am thankful for their role in my life and the high expectations they had for me. Those women were tough and still are. However, I now have a sign in my room that states, “I have officially become my mother.” I hear my mother andContinue reading “How Can We Protect “Mother” Earth?”