June 15, 2005

Watering Home Lawns

A thick, dark green lawn is a beautiful sight in spring. Kentucky bluegrass and other cool-season turfgrasses thrive in the cool temperatures and frequent rains of spring. However, growing conditions for cool-season turfgrasses are usually more difficult during the summer months. Hot, dry weather may cause the grass to turn brown and go dormant.

Sending a Plant Sample for Analysis

Last year, the Plant Disease Clinic received over 1300 plant samples for disease diagnosis. Proper disease diagnosis relies on having a good, representative sample. If you need to send a sample to the Clinic, you can take several steps to ensure that you get the most accurate diagnosis possible:

Cottony Maple Scale