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Bentgrass is not a grass or turf species that is desirable in home lawns. This winter has been hard on a lot of bentgrass patches in lawns.

Bentgrass Winter Kill

Here is one where a patch of bentgrass has turned brown. If Georgina (her lawn in the picture) is lucky, the bentgrass will have died and it can be replaced with a more desirable mix of turfgrasses. Knowing, however, that Murphy’s law is usually at work in these circumstances, it is most likely that the damaged bentgrass will perk up in a few weeks and be as green and healthy as ever. While bentgrass is easily affected by winterkill and will be brown and dead-looking in the early spring, it rarely completely dies out. It’s just the upper foliage that has turned brown. Once the weather and the soil warm up, it will recover and be ready to spread out and overrun other parts of the lawn.

If your lawn is showing a great deal of bentgrass that has been: "winter-killed", you may want to take this opportunity to give it a hard raking to get rid of the dead stems and to thin out the unwanted bentgrass. Then add some soil and a high quality grass seed mix. This will thin out the bentgrass for a while. Be forewarned, however, that there will likely be enough bentgrass left so that in a few years it will be back as thick and strong as ever.

 More on bentgrass in the library

 

Some of our competitors are already manning the phones - calling and bothering homeowners about their lawn care programs. Trying to sign up new customers. I heard that last year, one company was offering customers of Company B $50 off if they would switch. So this year I hear that Company B is soliciting customers of Company A to switch to them.

 Does your Lawn Care Season start with Too Many Phone Calls?

Turf King Hamilton does not telemarket the general public. Your privacy and respect are important to us. We want to treat you as we would like to be treated - and we don't like to be called by telemarketers at suppertime. (We will be calling our customers from last year to make sure that they want to continue to have us look after their lawns for the upcoming year.)


In December, 2007, the CRTC announced that Bell will administer the Do-Not-Call list for Canada . While this list was announced a while ago, the wheels of bureaucracy are turning slowly and things should be in place by next fall.

 

For more information from the CRTC about current rules on telemarketing contact   http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/info_sht/t1032.htm  or http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/telemarketing.htm

What is surprising is that there are restrictions on the time of day that a telemarketer can send faxes, but there is no restriction on the times to make phone calls.

 

In the meantime, if someone does call you, and you want a second opinion on your lawn, please give us a call at 905.318.6677 or visit or website www.hamiltonturfking.ca

 

November 2008 Canada's Do Not Call List- https://www.lnnte-dncl.gc.ca/

 

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Lawns can be more than just a lawn in a garden.
A garden is considered to be made up of trees, plants, flowers and flower beds. Certainly all of these elements are an integral and important part of a garden. Sometimes, lawns are looked upon as just the green stuff - the filler if you will, between the flamboyant and colourful beds of well-designed and beautiful flowers and shrubs.

But in reality the lawn is more than just filler. It is the adhesive that binds together all these sometimes diverse and varied elements. The lawn can be a frame for the flowers. And, it can be the canvas on which the garden is painted.

We visited the Brookgreen Gardens in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina a few years ago. Here, in addition to being the background for the camellias and azaleas, the lawns are there to enhance the many figurative statues that grace the 9,200 acre site.

The photo I took is of the The Live Oak Allee garden. These 250 year-old live oaks trees were planted in the early 1700s when Brookgreen Gardens was a thriving rice plantation. These inspiring matriarchs frame this garden space like a living cathedral. But here, too, the lawn is an important element in allowing the visitor to take in all the beauty.

If you have a lawn/tree/shrub that needs some Tender Loving Care - get The KING OF GREEN:

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