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EC Landscape News - FALL 2018 EDITION


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

This issue focuses on preparing for winter. We start off with an article discussing the benefits of planting in the fall, following what started off as a record-breaking hot and dry summer. In the article we also tell you how you might save money by taking advantage of this opportune time of the year.

Fall is also the time to assess landscape amenities, including turfgrass areas, plant materials, and irrigations systems for the effects of the hot and dry summer months. It is also time to prepare for the onset of winter in order to ensure the health of plant materials through winter and into spring.

We also revisit fall fertilization. According to the experts, fall is the most essential time of the year to fertilize. We explain why. Continue Reading




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WEED CONTROL


Management of summer weeds is a challenge faced by both landscape professionals and home gardeners. Moderate temperatures, elevated humidity, and an occasional evening shower are the perfect combination to launch the invasion. The term weed is somewhat subjective and dates back to the 7th century. Weeds, by definition, are “plants out of place.” According to Ralph Waldo Emerson however, “A weed is but a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.”

Even though we live in relatively controlled environments, it is nearly impossible to prevent weed intrusion. Weeds can invade turfgrass and planting areas and rob them of much-needed moisture and nutrients. They are carried in by the wind and birds or transferred from lawnmowers, which is why we practice thoroughly cleaning our mowing equipment after each use.

The most common weeds found in our areas include creeping spurge (Euphorbia serpens), petty spurge (Euphorbia peplus), purslane (Portulaca oleracea), and dandelions (Taraxacum officinale). We will focus on spurge in this article, giving a brief description of its characteristics, followed by our program methods for mitigation and abatement. Continue Reading

Featured Article Archive 


Fall Fertilization

Frost

Landscape Fabric

Lawn Aeration and Dethatching

Mulch

Smart Controllers

Spring Lawn Care

Weeds