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Drought Info “They” Don’t Want You to Know

Martin

By now, you’re well aware southern California is experiencing what is considered “The Worst Drought In History.” I chuckle at the sensationalism of the headlines because in 1980, ‘they’ were screaming the same thing. Back in those days, I was…

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Gray Water, Graywater, Grey Water & Greywater Make for Great Water!

Southland Sod Farm

It seems there’s a lot of controversy on how you spell the G-word but the one thing that’s for sure experts all agree it can be recycled and reused on the lawn and garden.  It was the late 70’s when…

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Honoring Freedom At Home

Southland Sod Farm

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day from 1868-to 1970, is when the fallen military are typically honored at cemeteries and memorials all across the county.  If you’ve ever had the opportunity to visit the Arlington National Cemetery or closer yet,…

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How to Grow Grass in Shade!

Southland Sod Farm

Have you ever pictured yourself resting on a blanket under a large tree on a summer day with a picnic basket?  Talk about romantic!  But, wait a minute.  Where’s the grass?  Why isn’t there grass growing under the tree?  It’s…

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Ingenious Steps to Control Grubs and Cutworms

Southland Sod Farm

From 2001 to 2006 the TV show Fear Factor grossed out their audiences challenging contestants to do hideous things the average human wouldn’t think of doing.  One of the top dares was eating what eats your lawn – grubs!  Although…

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Top Ways To A Weed Free Lawn

Southland Sod Farm

Walking barefoot on a beautifully manicured lawn might be the closest thing next to heaven.  The sensation of the grass cradling the foot, teasing the arch, tickling the sole while blades are sneaking between the toes is amazing – almost…

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Lawn Therapy

Southland Sod Farm

Several times a year I get asked to make presentations at home shows.  On September 1st  I was preparing a talk on Edible Landscape Plants.  The talks are always on Saturday from 11 AM-2 PM.  I was nearly finished with…

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Show Me Your Stripes! A pro guide to striping your lawn.

Martin

When you go to a baseball game haven’t you ever wondered how they got those stripes in the lawn?  Maybe you thought it’s a special type of grass.  Or, possibly it’s two or three different types of turf.  There are…

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5 Top Reasons a Lawn Thins

Martin

Just like the top of my noggin is thinning, so can your lawn.  The difference is I can put a hat on my crown.  I know a lot about turf – they don’t make hats for lawns. Thin lawns are…

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Save Your Lawn: Top 5 Ways to Fall Leaf Clean Up!

Martin

Happy Harvest!  I mean Autumn.  No, that’s not it – I know, Fall!  That’s right, happy Fall (who says that?).  This time of year was once referred to as Harvest because farmers would ‘harvest’ their crops during a time period…

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