Renovating Cool Season Turf

My friends Dr. Karcher and Dr. Richardson at the University of Arkansas have put up a nice Turf-Tip dealing with re-seeding cool season grasses. The article is for Arkansas, but most of the same principles apply to KS. It deals with soil prep, weed control, seed selection, and other topics. They also post some information . . . → Read More: Renovating Cool Season Turf

Iron Chlorosis

Many of the soils in KS calcareous (limestone based) and are alkaline (have a high pH). One of the problems with high pH soils is reduced availability of iron. Pictured below is a picture of a Kentucky bluegrass lawn that was taken on September 2. Iron is used in the making of chlorophyll (the green . . . → Read More: Iron Chlorosis