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The Ants Go Marching Into Fall

Now that fall has arrived, this may be your last opportunity to take action against fire ants before colder …

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Soil Temperatures Signal Turf Disease

As fall approaches and temperatures decline, a very common turfgrass disease begins to affect grasses like centipede, zoysia, and …

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Fall Renovation: Seed (Part 1)

In case you have not yet purchased your seed (tall fescue, fine fescue, Kentucky bluegrass, perennial ryegrass) for fall …

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Growing Fall Collards

If you haven’t made plans to plant your fall collards, now is the time to start that process. Collards …

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