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The Best TIme To Control Weeds: Fall

The Best TIme To Control Weeds: Fall

When Spring rolls around and we begin work on our lawns, the most common issues we deal with early on are weeds.  When it comes to Spring weeds, Dandelions are the most prevalent.  Did you know that Dandelions and other early Spring weeds actually began growing in the Fall of the previous year.

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How to Control Chinch Bugs

How to Control Chinch Bugs

Sometimes those brown patches in your lawn are not caused by billbugs or lawn fungus. Another insect that is causing damage to Treasure Valley lawns is the chinch bug. Adult chinch bugs are about one-fifth of an inch long and black with white wings folded over their backs. The insect mates early in the season when the temperature reaches 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The female lays eggs on roots, stems, leaves, leaf sheaths or crevices in nodes and other protected places. Eggs are laid over a 2 to 3 week period, with one female laying as many as 500 eggs.

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Preventing/Treating Rust in Your Lawn

Preventing/Treating Rust in Your Lawn

Rust is a very common turf disease that can seem difficult to control and can lead to a frustrating fall.  Controlling Rust begins with, understanding the conditions that favor its spread, and then implementing cultural practices that suppress it, and remove it from the turf. 

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What is Zamzows Huma Green?

What is Zamzows Huma Green?

Not the dirt part of it, that stuff is just dirt. I guess I should say the soil is an ecosystem, harboring millions of microorganisms including bacteria, fungi, bugs, and worms.

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Other Uses for Huma Green

Other Uses for Huma Green

This time of year you hear a lot about Zamzows Huma Green. If you’re on our Zamzows Lawn Program, you already know how your lawn benefits from this application. The grass is greener, it holds water better, and it doesn’t grow as much during the summer months.

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Grubs Are Gross

Grubs Are Gross

Arguably one of the most damaging lawn pests, the term “Grub” is not actually a very descriptive term. If you have ever had your lawn damaged by Grubs I am sure you have created many colorful descriptors for these little nasties.

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Monthly Watering Guide for Lawns

Monthly Watering Guide for Lawns

Many people have been requesting a monthly lawn watering guide.  I have hesitated to create it for awhile because it is a really difficult question to answer in a broad sense.  There are just too many variables.  So, what I decided to do is separate the year into its seasons.  From there, I can tell you what I do for my lawn.  At the end, will be a list of some of the things you should look out for and be aware of.  The most important thing to remember is, our lawns only need one inch of water a week to be happy.  How they get that, will vary from lawn to lawn.    Many people have been requesting a monthly lawn watering guide.  I have hesitated to create it for awhile because it is a really difficult question to answer in a broad sense.  There are just too many variables.  So, what I decided to do is separate the year into its seasons.  From there, I can tell you what I do for my lawn.  At the end, will be a list of some of the things you should look out for and be aware of.  The most important thing to remember is, our lawns only need one inch of water a week to be happy.  How they get that, will vary from lawn to lawn.

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