THE OLD SIGN PHILOSOPHER, THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!

5 OUT OF 4 GARDENERS......SHOP AT GREENSCAPE GARDENS

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Sorry, the blogs aren't daily but the garden center is swamped. Today was the best day of the year for sales and the nursery, actually more than a weekend day to date. NOW THAT IS INCREDIBLE. Tomorrow (Saturday) will definintely beat that record. We are anticipating an incredilbe day. The garden center is packed. We will have 7 pallets of sod delivered overnight and I'll bet they'll be gone by noon. More coming for Sunday.

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ZOYSIA STILL DORMANT.....NORMALLY AVAILABLE IN EARLY MAY BUT IF EARLIER, WE'LL POST.

Zoysiagrass lawns are still dormant (bronze yellow color). However, with the arrival of warmer weather, zoysiagrass lawns will begin to green up. Mowing should start after the lawn turns green but prior to the turf growing above 1 ½ to 2 inches. The normal mowing height is ¾ to 1 inch with a reel mower, and usually set as low as possible with a rotary mower without causing scalping.

Zoysiagrass does not need a lot of nitrogen, usually in the 3 to 5 pounds per 1000 square feet per year. A spring application of nitrogen is usually applied 3 to 4 weeks after the zoysia greens up. The normal rate is ½ pound of nitrogen per 1000 square feet. If annual weeds like crabgrass, goosegrass, and foxtail are a concern a preemergent herbicide should be made during the spring prior to germination. Germination will usually take place once soil temperatures are consistently above 50 to 55 F.