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EC Landscape News - SUMMER 2018 EDITION

The Summer 2018 Edition of EC Landscape News is now available online.

Although summer has tiptoed in thus far, we can expect temperatures to be on the upswing very soon.

Our Summer 2018 issue looks at the impacts that seasonably high temperatures have on plant materials. We offer what signs to look for that may indicate plant stress. We also discuss techniques to minimize stress damage, and how to select plant materials that are better suited to low water and high heat conditions.

Also included is an article discussing the impact of minimum wageincreases, and how that will affect the landscape maintenance industry, as well as other sectors of the economy that are labor-based. Continue Reading

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Controlling warm season grasses is extremely challenging and more of an art than a science. The goal is to reduce the usage of chemicals while taking advantage of the changes in weather patterns and temperatures. It is important to balance the removal of the warm season grasses during their dormancy period when temperatures are conducive to support the germination of replacement grass seed. The timing of the removal process is critical for it to be fully effective.

Warm Season Grasses Turfgrasses are divided into two categories; warm season and cool season grasses. The most common turfgrass variety used in Southern California is tall fescue, which is categorized as a cool season grass. A cool season grass is defined as those varieties with optimum growth at temperatures between 60° and 75°F. Warm season grasses, as the name implies, are those varieties that thrive at higher temperature ranges between 80° and 95°F and go dormant in the winter.

Invasive grasses, commonly called weed-like  grasses, include bermudagrass, kikuyu, and poa annua, which are common in our area. These species are errantly referred to as warm season grasses because of their inherent quality to go dormant and turn Continue Reading

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