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Spring Showers Bring…Foliar Disease?

c/o: en.wikipedia.org Nothing is more exciting than watching the snow melt away, the green grass grow in and the flowers start to bud on the trees. These are true signs that spring is here for good and the winter weather is behind us. Yet as New Jersey gets hit with heavy rains, foliar diseases in the landscape are more likely ...

Preventing the Risk of Snow Mold

Most people assume that mold is associated with moist conditions only, but there is such a thing as snow mold, which is basically fungus that grows underneath the snow. It appears in the early spring as the snow starts to melt away and can affect the foliage that is around the area. There are two types of snow mold: pink ...

2011 – Wild Weather in Review

Weather.  We can predict it fairly accurately, but we can't control it.  We often have a mix of seasons, some wild and some mild, thank goodness, so we can at least shake ourselves off and move on to the next one.  But not this year.  As I look back on 2011, I'm amazed at all of the weather records that ...

11-11-11 : 11 Tips for a Stress Free Spring

Finally, the day that everyone has been talking about all year has arrived - 11/11/11.  So in honor of this auspicious day, I thought it might be fun to make a list of 11 things to smooth your transition through the winter and into next spring.  Most of the tips are for your lawn and landscape, but I threw in ...

Heat stress and recovery

One of the most common questions we have been hearing the last few weeks is, "Why does my lawn look so terrible, and how are you planning on fixing it?"  As much as those of us in the lawn maintenance industry like to feel in control of the animal known as your lawn, the reality is, there are some things ...

We shall by morning inherit the Earth

Spring and early Summer here in Wyckoff, NJ has been wetter than usual.  While not at record levels, the excess rain and cool temperatures bring about the eternal problem of fungus on the lawn.  Some of the most common fungi we see in this area are red thread, leaf spot, and mushrooms.   Red thread fungus (Laetisaria fuciformis) occurs after periods ...

Springtime “Snow” Cover

So, spring is arriving.  The weather is warmer, the birds are back, the trees are beginning to bud, and my lawn is.........white? A winter of record snowfall and sustained freezing temperatures has created the perfect setting for spring "snow", otherwise known as snow mold.  Unfortunately, no lawn is immune - even the lushest lawns at the end of last season ...