SavATree - Tree Service & Lawn Care

Tired of Grubs on Your Lawn?

Grub worms can undermine even the best and healthiest of landscapes. As if grub worm damage and insect damage weren’t pest enough on their own, their presence can attract moles which can wreak havoc on your lawn. Let’s examine two types of bugs that typically cause the most damage to lawns: white grubs and chinch…

(Urban) wood is good

This week I got to observe a great urban sawmilling operation outside of Washington, DC. You may not think of the Nation’s Capitol as a hotbed for the forest products industry (you would be correct). But some innovators are finding ways to turn wastes into resources. The Baltimore Wood Project is an initiative of US…

SavATree - Tree Service & Lawn Care

Golf Turf Sample with the PDL

The Plant Diagnostic Laboratory has been producing many golf turf samples. They’ve seen anthracnose, summer patch, slime molds, take-all, Pythium root diseases, annual bluegrass weevils, black turfgrass, ataenius, and many other signs of wear and tear. Recently they had a sample of a mixed bent/Poa putting green turf with damage to both the annual bluegrass…

Gazing In The Grass – 2015

The rains from last week have provided some relief for many drought-stressed turf, but the eastern edge of the region along the coast remains very dry. Many areas received slow-soaking rain events, but a few experienced some intense downpours that mostly ran off and was not available to replenish soil moisture. Consequently the Northeast US…