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Summer Newsletter 2010

Water, water - when and where

beautiful lawn
This Midwest lawn has received no
supplemental watering in the last 32 years.
With proper fertilization and mowing it has
survived drought, traffic and winters.
© Steve Trusty

Following watering basics will nurture the plants you’d hoped for while conserving an essential commodity. Monitor your plantings to determine how much supplemental water, if any, is needed.

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Summer care for a healthy lawn

dandelion in lawn
The best way to handle the occasional
dandelion or other weed that crops up
in the yard is to dig it out by the roots
or spot treat with a broadleaf weed killer.
© Seve Trusty

A healthy lawn is a 24/7 filter for dirt, dust and impurities from the air. Like all plants it absorbs carbon dioxide and releases life giving-oxygen. These steps will assure your lawn has what it needs to provide those benefits this summer.

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Spots on leaves signal disease

powdery mildew on lawn
Powdery Mildew is one disease that can
be a problem on lawns and certain
ornamental plants.
© Steve Trusty

The spots before your eyes on your prize plants can be a concern. Proper diagnosis, and treatment, if necessary will give you peace of mind if steps are taken as warranted.

Click here for some common plant diseases and ways to get rid of them

Smoothing out holes and dips in the yard

hole in the yard
This hole caused by a mole’s run falling
in can be filled with a couple of hands
full of soil. With the lush growth of grass,
this area will be smoothed out and filled
in very quickly.
© Steve Trusty

Have you noticed the mower taking a few bounces as you go over the lawn? Steps can be taken to smooth out your travels across the yard.

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Monthly Lawn Care Checklists

June 2010
July 2010
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