Controlling Moles

Turf devastated by moles

A common mole control product I use has come off patent and a competitor has jumped in with a very appealing offering. The product I have been using is Talpirid, and it works great. I have always had good results with Talpirid so it excites me to see a generic putting downward pressure on the market price. Continue reading “Controlling Moles”

Controlling annual bluegrass

poaAnnual bluegrass is a persistent problem in lawns throughout the united states. Annual bluegrass or poa annua and commonly called spear grass is most notable for seed heads throughout the lawn in late spring and early summer. The seed heads will appear even on a neatly mowed lawn and break up uniformity. These seed heads will release and create the following years annual bluegrass crop. Continue reading “Controlling annual bluegrass”

Need help controlling violets?

Wild violets are one of the most persistent and difficult weeds to control. Even the untrained eye can spot violets in a stand of turf. The purple flowers in the spring are just a reminder that they are still there and growing. Violets are a rhizome so they continue to spread and push up new shoots, slowly conquering the landscape you work so hard to  manicure.

A patch of violets

Please help me get rid of these violets

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