Fungus season is here….There are three main types of fungal diseases on turf to keep an eye out for when disease pressure is high. They are Summer Patch on Kentucky Bluegrass, Brown Patch on Fescue and Dollar Spot on both types. There a couple ways to determine if you have a fungus outbreak on turf. First, you must judge the disease pressure factors which are heat, humidity, moisture content and nighttime temperatures above 65 degrees. Once you've determined these factors are all present, the next step is to probe the soil of the stressed/brown area to ensure that there isn't a rock or debris shallow below the surface that is causing the damage rather than fungus. The most common mis-diagnosis among turfgrass professionals and homeowners alike is distinguishing between drought stress and fungus outbreaks. Once, you've determined that there isn't a drought/hot spot related problem, get down to inspect the individual blades. Start by inspecting the blades on the outer portion of the brown/diseased area. Any active fungus will be active on the leaf blades just along the margin from diseased turf to healthy turf. Once you have located that area, pull a couple individual blades and inspect the leaf for lesions or brown areas along the margins of the blade. If there are noticeable lesions on the individual blade, inspect the outer edges of the lesion for a red outline. The outline would separate the brown portions from the green on the rest of the blade. If there is indeed a red outline, which is also referred to as a "fireline", then you have active fungus and treatment is recommended. If you have any further questions on turfgrass diseases please contact your turf manager or go to http://www.hfrr.ksu.edu/p.aspx?tabid=586 (Kansas State) for pictures and further information on each disease.
- Bed Maintenance
- Lawn Care
- Pest Control
- Pest of the week
- Turf & Ornamental Maintenance
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.
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.
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.