Grubs ain't gonna get me down.

Hello, again!

This summer I’m not going to let the grub worms get ahead of me. If you recall from previous articles, it’s easy for me to think that my irrigation system isn’t watering my lawn evenly when the temperatures rise in the summer, and areas of my turf seem to suffer and brown out. I’ve adjusted my sprinkler heads, but the damage still spreads, covering a couple of hundred square feet. We chatted about fungi recently, and there could be brown patch disease this time of the year, but grub damage is different. The turf pulls up easily and you can see grubs feeding just at the root zone. Hi-Yield Grub Free Zone will help me eliminate grubs all season long.

If you are considering planting new grass this year, it’s not too early to start the process. The first decision to make is determining if it’s necessary to start completely over from the ground up. Many times, it’s easier in the long run to go that route. By eliminating the existing turf, all weeds and unwanted bermuda grass will be gone. By planting Kansas Premium Fescue Blend, you’ll set yourself up for success. It's a blend of fescue types that have rated highest in trials right here in South Central Kansas.

To start your lawn over, my first advice is to continue to keep your existing turf actively growing and watered. The plants will take up the Hi-Yield Killzall quicker that way, and you’ll see results much sooner than if the lawn is under stress. The quick formula with surfactant dries on fast, which means it's rainfast in as little as two hours. Because Killzall is a non-selective weed control, it's important to keep it off desirable plants and vegetation. By starting the process in July, there is plenty of time to spray a few missed spots before seeding in September.

Whatever your lawn concerns are, we are here to help. Bring in a bagged sample of what you have going on, and we’ll get you a safe and easy solution.

Our summer crop of annuals and perennials are showing lots of color for your landscape. From new coneflower varieties with yellow, red, and orange flowers to annual vinca, rose moss, marigolds, designer coleus, and petunias, as well as salvia, begonias and much more. If you're still planting containers, we have plenty of ‘thrillers, fillers and spillers' to select from.

Your friend in the garden,

Marty Johnson
Owner - Johnson's Garden Center