Lawn Tips for Homeowners
8 Reasons Why Natural Grass Lawns Are a Clear Winner over Artificial Turf
We review many of the concerns that have come to light with regards to artificial turf, and why natural grass lawns are still the ideal choice for residential lawns, parks and playing fields.
Save 20% Water, Keep Your Lawn
It’s worth the effort to save water while keeping plants and lawns because property values are higher for homes and neighborhoods with attractive landscapes.
Let’s talk fertilization!
Let’s talk fertilization! One key to maintaining a healthy and beautiful lawn is consistency in fertilization. But not all grasses are created equal, so it’s important to know proper fertilization techniques and fertilizer products on the market for your grass type.
7 Reasons to Plant a Lawn
Many homeowners are considering removing their lawns in favor of what they perceive to be a more water wise xeriscape. However, several research studies have been conducted recently that have helped us realize that there are a number of reasons why we should...
April is National Lawn Care Month
Survey Says: Americans Love their Yards and they are Important to a Home’s Resale Value According to an online survey commissioned by the National Association of Landscape Professionals and conducted by Harris Poll in May 2015, eighty-three percent of Americans think...
Best Methods for Repairing Bare Spots in Your Lawn
Fall, Winter and Spring are great times to patch in areas of sod or establish a whole new sod lawn in California. So if you are thinking of a new lawn or patching in some bare areas, NOW is the time to start working and planning! It might seem weird to do yard...
Controlling Common Weeds in Your Lawn
Eventually weeds will be a problem in every lawn. Keeping your lawn lush and healthy helps choke many weeds out. If you do get a weed infestation, take quick action. Once a weed population spreads, it is more visible in your yard and harder to eradicate.
How Often Should You Water the Lawn? A Guide to Turfgrass Irrigation in Southern California
When trying to determine the best way to maximize the water you use to maintain a beautiful lawn in Southern California depends on a variety of factors, like what type of grass you have, what So Cal microclimate you live in, what time of year is it, and how you’re mowing the lawn.
Summer Lawn Care
Believe it or not, the summer months are toughest on our lawns – especially in hot, Inland California climates. Maintaining your lawn’s healthy green color and thickness takes a little bit more effort in the summer than it does in cooler weather. We’ve compiled a few...
Best Types of Grass for Dogs
Between potty time and play time, dogs can be especially hard on grass. While no grass variety is completely 100% resistant to the ravages of Rover, there are a few types of grasses that recover quickly from urine burning or digging. Grasses that use a stolon or...
Proper Mowing Height for Your Lawn
The height at which you mow your lawn not only varies by the variety of grass you have in your yard, but also can determine how much water is needed to maintain its fullest green color all through the spring and summer.
Spring Lawn Care
Spring is a great time to give your lawn a shot in the arm to keep it looking healthy and green through the summer. Lawn varieties that go dormant in the winter such as Bermuda and St. Augustine will begin to green up. Fescue turf will begin to grow more aggressively...
When is the best time to plant a yard?
Looking for a project to spruce up the front or back yard this winter? One of the best times to plant a new Elite Plus Fescue yard in California is during the cool months of winter.
Winter Lawn Care
The most common lawn type is Fescue turf grass which stays green year-round in most California climates. Fescue growth slows down in the winter, decreasing the need for mowing to once every two or three weeks instead of every week.
7 Reasons to Plant a Lawn
With low rainfall numbers over the past few years in California bringing about drought conditions, many homeowners are considering removing their lawns in favor of what they perceive to be a more water wise xeriscape. However, several research studies have been conducted recently that have helped us realize…
Autumn Lawn Care
Fall is a great time to think about preparing your lawn for the spring – before the weather turns too cold. Most people assume that with the cooler temperatures approaching, lawn care can take a back seat to other things happening in the yard. This isn’t exactly true....
Finding the Best Seed
Our team of Managers make regular visits to the Willamette Valley in Oregon to stay up to date on the process it takes to bring sod quality turf seed to plant in our fields.
Spring Lawn Care
Spring is a time of new beginnings and a reminder to look on the positive, thankful side of life whenever possible. Most California lawns look great this spring with all the rain we got over the winter. Here are some tips to take care of your lawn this season.
Winter Turf Update
The picture below of Interstate 80 in the Lake Tahoe area shows we have some good snowpack in the mountains! In spite of record January snowfall, it is apparent some water restrictions will continue. So Landscapers, Architects and Maintenance staff should look at...
Caring for Your Lawn in the Winter
With colder weather of winter, the care of turfgrass change dramatically from the hot summer months. Here are a few highlights for those living in the majority of California
Problems with Xeriscape as a solution to our drought
We all understand California needs to conserve water and sacrifices must be made. To do our part, A-G Sod Farms has promoted Warm Season turfgrass varieties in all our marketing efforts since the onset of the drought.
Do Native Grasses Save Water?
Some California turf and seed growers have promoted water-saving Native Grasses during the recent drought. While these varieties have a “native” look when not mowed, a recent UC Riverside study casts serious doubt on the water savings claim for these varieties.
Getting Rid of Unwanted Bermuda Grass
Bermuda grass is water conservative and a great surface for sports fields, golf courses, parks and high traffic yards. However, some people prefer the year-round green of Fescue turfgrass.
Installation Time Lapse
I am involved with a soccer program at our church. We have grown from 120 kids four years ago to this fall we will hit 620! We need all the field space we can get so we recently renovated a Fescue turf area that had poor drainage
Disease in Fescue Turfgrass
My neighbor and I were chatting recently when I noticed his lawn had some dying spots. He thought it was lack of water and had cranked up the minutes on his irrigation controller.
A-G Sod partners with Rainbird, Santa Margarita Water District for Water-conserving Renovation Project
A-G Sod Farms recently partnered with Rain Bird, Santa Margarita Water District and other greens industry vendors to provide a water-saving landscape renovation for Community Lutheran Church.
Save 25%-50% water with Warm Season turf
A study done by a team of turf scientists at University of California Riverside ** showed the following savings of Warm Season turf versus Cool Season turf:
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