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Summer Lawn Care

Fertilizing a lawn. (Credit: Steven E. Lock)

Keep your lawn healthy during summer and throughout the year by learning more about proper mowing, watering, pest control, and maintenance. To do this, refer to the UC Guide to Healthy Lawns, an online publication specifically about lawn care. What's...

Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 11:00 PM
Tags: fertilizer (4), fertilizing (1), grass (3), grasscycling (1), lawns (10), mowing (1), UC Guide to Healthy Lawns (1), UC IPM (223), watering (1)
Focus Area Tags: Family Pest Management

Clovers: A Sign of Good Luck?

California burclover, an annual clover. (Photo: Jack Kelly Clark)

In mid-March, many people use clover-themed decorations in preparation for St. Patrick's Day. Many gardens and landscaped areas are “decorated” with clovers too, especially with recent rains and mild temperatures in much of California. For...

Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 2:32 PM
Tags: clovers (1), garden (46), landscapes (4), lawns (10), management (27), nitrogen (2), Pest Notes (58), UC IPM (223), weeds (64)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Don't touch that dial, it's got spurge on it

Capitol Public Radio broadcast a report on spotted spurge this morning, including an interview with UCCE Farm Advisor Whitney Brim-DeForest.

Posted on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 8:18 AM
Tags: home and landscape (17), homeowner (6), lawns (10)

Can you have it all? Probably not but you can change your attitude.

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In what has been dubbed “dandelion-gate,” members of the Washington State legislature spent 20 minutes complaining about weeds on the capital's lawn “In all the years I've been here I've never seen so many dandelions all over,”...

Posted on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 11:01 AM
Tags: IPM (64), landscapes (4), lawns (10), thresholds (1), weeds (64)

Lawn Weeds? See the Newly Revised Pest Note!

Catchweed bedstraw. [J. DiTomaso]

Weeds can be found in just about every lawn. Weeds are not only unattractive to some people, but they compete with turfgrass for water and nutrients. But did you know that weeds are seldom a problem in well-managed, vigorously growing lawns? Why Does...

Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 11:01 AM
Tags: control (41), lawns (10), LeStrange (1), management (27), Pest Notes (58), Reynolds (3), turf (4), UCIPM (66), weeds (64)

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