Measure turf using Google earth

Today instead of a written post I put together a video on measuring turf with Google earth. This is just a quick demo on how simple it is to measure a lawn from the office which will save you a ton of time and money. Let me know if a more in depth tutorial is something you would be interested in below in the comments. I use to tools in the video plain old Google maps, which is free to use, and the paid tool Google earth pro  which allows you to measure the area of polygons without having to do the math yourself.


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picture of groundselName: Groundsel


Senecio Vulgaris

Control Difficulty:Easy ✭✭✰✰✰

Best Control Product: Any selective broadleaf weed control, like Triplet or Surge

Identifying Traits:

Thick, fleshy, upright stems growing anywhere from 6 inches to one and a half feet tall. Stems are hollow on the inside if broken in half. The leaves are also fleshy, about four inches long and toothed. Lower leaves are attached to stems by a leaf stalk. Upper leaves attach directly to the stem. From April to October groundsel is in flower, producing yellow blooms. The flower heads are often closed tightly revealing a small, yellow “match head” type of look.

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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”