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  • IT’S ALIIIVE!: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HAVE A LIVING SOIL?

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    A soil with an active community of microbes in the soil is called a living soil. A microbe or microorganism that resides in the soil such as bacteria, fungus, protozoa, and amoeba contributes to this community. This sounds friendly but it’s a very competitive environment to survive in. If this gets out of balance you can see a disease show up in the lawn because one of the microbes has become dominant. Necrotic Ring Spot is one of the most common fungus issues that is found in a lawn.

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  • WHAT CAUSES LAWN THATCH ACCUMULATION?

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    Lawn thatch is composed of a tightly intermingled layer of stems, leaves and grass roots, which accumulates between the vegetation and the soil. Too much thatch increases the turf's susceptibility to lawn diseases, reduces its tolerance to drought, cold, and heat stress; and hinders the movement of air, water, fertilizers, and nutrients into the soil. In severe cases roots of the grass will not grow into the soil but only take root in the thatch layer making the turf susceptible to drought and heat stress.

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  • All You Need to Know: Ascochyta/Dollar Spot Leaf Blight

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    This lawn fungus is most commonly seen at the start of the summer when the weather changes from a cool damp spring to a hot and dry summer. This is when we start seeing sprinkler coverage issues, or improper watering practices manifested. Ascochyta and Dollar Spot are both symptoms of shallow grass roots which is often a caused by incorrect watering practices. One cause is watering frequently but for short intervals. This will keep the grass roots from growing deeply because they stay close to the surface where the water is. The other cause is by over watering which replaces the air in the soil so the grass roots stay close to the surface so they can breathe. The thing you want to most avoid is applying synthetic pesticides or fungicides to the lawn. Those will hinder more than help. They will kill beneficial microbes in the soil which help the lawn recover. Having a living soil or a healthy population of microbes is what keeps the soil a competitive environment so no one fungus or bacteria can take over.

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  • Summer Lawn and Tree Care Tips

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    If you are on one of our full season programs your lawn will have the nutrients it needs with proper organic fertilization and organic weed control; however, those are only one aspect to a great looking lawn. Your lawn will only look great if the lawn is also being watered and mowed properly. Below are some great summer lawn tips to help your lawn survive the dry Colorado heat.

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  • Spring Lawn and Tree Care Tips

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    Spring seems to be the time of year when everything happens at once. It is important to be proactive with the lawn and trees especially when using organic products because certain products like our pre-emergent weed control Synergy work best when applied in March. Proper cultural practices are a very important step in maintaining a healthy lawn. When we speak of cultural practices we are referring to proper mowing, deep and infrequent lawn watering, and proper organic fertilizing. In early March, mow the lawn to clean up the debris from the winter and then water the lawn deeply. This water will help promote early growth, which will reduces weeds and it will help get much needed water to the trees that are in the lawn.

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  • Winter Lawn and Tree Care Tips

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    During winter avoid foot traffic on your lawn. Most lawns will survive dormancy as long as heavy foot traffic is avoided. If you have a dog or pet that does damage to the lawn in the winter make sure to have the lawn aerated in the spring to help the grass recover quicker.

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  • Tips For Tree Wrapping

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    Trees that have direct southern exposure during the winter months are highly susceptible to tree bark splitting and sun scald damage. Tree bark damage occurs during warm days when the sun heats the bark on the southern side of the tree. During the night the tree bark cools. If this expansion and contraction of the bark continues repeatedly it will cause the bark to split; exposing the unprotected inner layer of the tree. Wrapping the tree will protect the bark and maintain a more constant temperature thereby reducing the expansion and contraction of the tree bark.

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  • Fall Lawn and Tree Care Tips

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    Fall is a very important time for lawns. As the season comes to an end the lawn begins to prepare for dormancy. Fall lawn fertilization is very important and is often considered to be the most important application of the year. We strongly recommend using a plant based 100% organic nitrogen source because organic nitrogen is naturally slow release and will feed the grass slowly over the entire winter.

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  • 8 Frequently Asked Questions Answered: Emerald Ash Borer Treatment and Prevention

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    As of 2018, The Emerald Ash Borer or EAB has been found in Boulder, Longmont, Lafayette, Lyons, and Superior. We recommend a trunk injection treatment for ash trees in these cities and the surrounding cities such as Niwot and Louisville. This treatment, called Tree-Age, will both protect the tree from infestation, and kill any borers that are already in the tree.

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  • Lawn Diseases That Aren't Diseases

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    Organo-Lawn will often visit properties that appear to have new exotic diseases infesting lawns in the Front Range of Colorado, but these “diseases” often have a much simpler explanation. Many homeowners and even other yard care companies have made the mistake of spot-applying Roundup® on a lawn believing that they could be very careful and spray only the weed without hurting the grass. The result of the application often looks like a disease at first glance, but upon closer investigation, the true cause of the damage is a lack of common sense.

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