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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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Autumn: A Cool Time to Plant Grass

Southland Sod Farm

In southern California Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall (sounds like the making of the song) is a good time to plant grass.  But, right now is a strategic time to install a lawn not only for the holidays but for…

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All Time Top 4 Lawn Games for Year ‘Round Fun!

Southland Sod Farm

The writing is engraved on ancient tombs some 5000 years B.C. where it’s thought the first lawn game was played.  Unlike the way people play games in relationships, these were simple games like taking a round object and tossing it…

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For Turf’s Sake, Clean Up After Your Dog!

Martin

For a month I once asked every caller to my radio show if they had a pet and if so what kind.  I was shocked to learn 9 out of 10 owned a dog!  Big, medium, small, indoor, outdoor, lap,…

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3 Ways The Pro’s Kill A Weedy Summer Lawn

Martin

Sharp spiny seed heads, called burrs, are painful when stepped on or get lodged in your socks.  Plus, they’re difficult to control along with other weeds in what you may call a lawn.  If you can’t freely frolic across your…

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Subsurface Irrigation: Is it right to Install in a Lawn?

Martin

The naked eye can’t see the influence agriculture (Ag) has on consumer horticulture.  Chances are if it’s in your landscape it was initially tested, to one degree or another, in Ag.  The most popular of which are fertilizers and irrigation. …

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4 Amazing Tips for a Green Summer Lawn!

Southland Sod Farm

Have you ever noticed a blue/gray tinge on the top of your lawn a couple of hours after mowing it?  Or, how about lines of grass that don’t seem to make it into the bag?  Is anyone still mulching their…

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