Schedule Updates


Irrigation Installation, Service & Repairs
We are performing the Sprinkler System Checks & Repair services. You should have your irrigation set to run 4-5 days per week, 10 minutes on pop-up zones and 20-25 minutes on rotating zones. Give us a call if you are ready to get on the schedule. If you are interested in having an irrigation system installed, please give the office a call at 913-829-6135.

Turf Maintenance
We are applying Round 5 of our 7 Round Turf Program. Round 5 is a liquid application targeting nutsedge, broadleaf, and grassy weeds in the lawn. Turf Managers will also assess lawns at this time to determine if and what is needed as far as a Fall Lawn Renovation. Aeration, verticutting and overseeding being the common items to be done in order to keep the lawn full and thick. If you are interested in starting your personalized turf health plan please give us a call.

Plant Health Care
We are currently applying Round 3 of our plant insecticide program for the 2017 season. Round 3 is a treatment to control primarily spider mites on spruce, junipers and burning bush. Please call to schedule a consultation with one of our certified Arborist today.

Mowing Service
The mowing season has begun and will run weekly from now until the end of October. Due to the rainy weather they may be behind a day or two but will work weekends to catch up. If you are interested in the weekly mowing service, please contact the office.

Pythium Blight on turf

The weather over the last 7-10 days is shaping up to be the "Perfect Storm" for pythium development and other turfgrass diseases like Brown Patch and Dollar spot.  High moisture, humidity and nighttime temps. above 68 degrees are perfect conditions for fungi to develop. 

Pythium, also known as grease spot or cottony blight, is caused by various species of pythium, usually Pythium aphanidermatum or P. graminicola.  Pythium can strike bent grasses, bermuda grasses, bluegrasses, fescues and rye grasses, giving it an extremely broad range of hosts. It also occurs in many parts of the country, even though it was once considered to be primarily a southern disease.
     Pythium is an extremely significant disease to manicured turf areas because of the swiftness with which it can attack. Undetected or improperly diagnosed pythium outbreaks can destroy a putting green almost overnight. Pythium normally causes such systematic and thorough destruction that you must establish new turf.
Conditions favoring infection. Pythium blight is a hot, wet weather disease that favors daytime temperatures of 85 to 95˚F and nighttime temperatures above 70˚F. By rule of thumb, nighttime temperatures and humidity that add up to
150 or more lend to pythium being a distinct possibility.
      Pythium is also more likely to be a problem on turf with poor air circulation. Pockets that hold moisture and have a higher relative humidity are also good starting points for pythium. Along the same lines, turf with poor drainage and heavy thatch will have a more humid microclimate, making it condusive to pythium.
Disease symptoms. The first symptom of pythium infected grass plants is greasy, water soaked leaf blades. As patches of these dead leaves dry out, the tan spots that develop closely resemble dollar spot. The difference is Pythium has white, cottony mycelium in the morning and gray, greasy appearing leaves where the disease is active around the margin of the spots. In addition, pythium will develop streaks along drainage paths and large coalesced areas, while dollar spot patches tend to remain more distinct.
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