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Author Archives: Bob Windish

Mulching Your Landscape

April 27, 2017 | Bob Windish

To mulch or not to mulch: that is the question.  Simply put, mulching your landscape is a good thing.  But…having too much of a good thing (mulch) can be bad. Mulching Recommendations There are a few common reasons we mulch our landscape beds, it makes our yard look great, it helps reduce weeds, and proper...

Crabgrass Prevention and Control

April 4, 2017 | Bob Windish

What is Crabgrass? Crabgrass is an annual grassy weed that is a problem in most home lawns throughout the country.  As an annual, it completes a full life cycle in one season and germinates from seeds that were dropped during a previous season by a mature crabgrass plant.  One crabgrass plant produces thousands of seeds...

Applying Pre-emergent Weed Control for Landscape Beds

March 28, 2017 | Bob Windish

What is Pre-emergent? A pre-emergent is a type of weed control used to control broadleaf weeds as they germinate and before they become a problem. There are many products out on the market today. Most times it is a granular (pellet) formulation type product that is used but liquids are also available. For many landscape...
Soil pH tester

Soil pH and Lime: How Lime Affects your Soil

March 6, 2017 | Bob Windish

What is pH? Soil pH is the measure of its acidity or alkalinity and is rated on a simple logarithmic scale. The scale represents hydrogen ion concentration and ranges from 0.0-14.0, with 0 being the most acidic and 14 being the most alkaline.  The halfway point on the scale, 7.0, is neutral. Soil acidity increases...
Integrated Pest Management home and green lawn

Integrated Pest Management

February 24, 2017 | Bob Windish

What is Integrated Pest Management? Integrated pest management (IPM) is defined as an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of sound cultural practices and judicious pesticide use.  For turf grass management, pest prevention is accomplished by focusing on optimal cultural practices to promote a healthy lawn which can...
Salt Damage to Plants

Salt Damage to Plants and Snow Removal Tips

January 26, 2017 | Bob Windish

Salt Damage to Plants Each year, we apply more than 15 million tons of rock salt nationwide to help de-ice roads, walkways, and driveways.  While the salt makes it much safer for us to travel in the winter, it is important to understand the impacts it can have on your lawn and landscape. If you...
Are You Prepared to Comply with the New Jersey Fertilizer Laws

Are You Prepared to Comply with the New Jersey Fertilizer Laws?

December 15, 2016 | Bob Windish

What are the New Jersey fertilizer laws? The New Jersey fertilizer laws were signed into effect by Governor Chris Christie on January 5, 2011.  It is one of the most restrictive fertilizer laws in the nation for good reasons.  It was enacted in three phases. Phase one- This required the use of best management practices...
Everything You Wanted to Know About Protecting your Plants During Cold Weather

Anti-Desiccants: Everything You Wanted to Know About Protecting your Plants During Cold Weather

December 8, 2016 | Bob Windish

What is desiccation? In biology and ecology, desiccation refers to the drying out of a living organism. In your landscape plants, winter desiccation injury occurs when plants lose moisture from the leaves and do not have the ability to absorb water from the frozen soil. This moisture loss may cause your plant’s leaves and stems...

Winter Deer Repellent

November 21, 2016 | Bob Windish

New Jersey is home to a very high deer population.  While many of us enjoy the wildlife that New Jersey has to offer, deer are destructive to landscape plants.  Damage to plants in the landscape is more prevalent in the winter.  There are several reasons for this.  First, the deer’s natural food supply in the...

Lawn Rust Disease

November 18, 2016 | Bob Windish

What is Lawn Rust Disease? Lawn rust disease is a very common and harmless foliar fungus that develops on areas of turf that are slow growing. This disease can be found from mid-summer into the cooler months of the fall. What does Lawn Rust Disease look like? Lawn rust disease will turn areas of turf...
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