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Puncture Vine or Goat Head Weed or I have even heard it called Devil's Weed (Tribulus terrestris) is showing up in Northern Colorado! Oh yay. The seeds or burrs of this weed easily puncture bike tires (hence the name!), you, and doggie paws. I think this is the weed I...
Meadow Salsify is often confused with Western Salsify and Dandelions, there are significant differences upon closer examination.
What do I do about Crabgrass? Crabgrass is going to be on everyone's minds shortly. Spring is around the corner, and that means it almost time for the big green up. One of the biggest concern lawn care customers have is controlling weeds in their...
Here at EcoTurf we want to highlight the cooperative relationship we have with our customers which is necessary to have a healthy lawn. While we are in charge of the fertilization and weed control, there are cultural practices affecting the health of the lawn outside...
Crambus moths are the adults of sod webworms and where there are adult moths there are sod webworms feeding on leaves and stems in turf grass.
We wanted to highlight some of the amazing benefits of having a lawn for you and the environment!
“Brown spots in lawns can have many potential causes, but the most common issue is poor/non-uniform irrigation coverage.”
What is thatch? It is often a dense, brown, spongy, organic layer of both living and dead grass, roots, and stems accumulating above the soil surface in turf. When thatch exceeds more than one inch it becomes problematic.
Rabbits – We see yards here in Colorado literally overrun by rabbits. Rabbits eat, urinate and poop over and over in the same area and cause serious damage.
Want to get more bang for your buck from your irrigation? Utilize cycle and soak. Cycle and soak increases number of cycles and reduces the time in each cycle.
A cause of improper sprinkler coverage is sunken sprinkler heads. Sprinkler heads settle after a few years and are too low to reach beyond a small area.
Redstem Filaree (Erodium cicutarium) is a winter annual or biennual here in Northern Colorado. The stems are hairy and plants grow in a rosette pattern.