Cultural weed control practices must be included in weed management programs to optimize control and inhibit re-infestation. A healthy, dense turf cover is the best overall defense against weed invasion. Some common cultural weed control practices include planting the most adapted turfgrass species for your environment (i.e. shade, full sun, or hot, dry conditions), maintaining a mowing height of 2.5–3.5 inches, watering deeply but less frequently, and proper soil maintenance including fertilization and core aerification.
Lawn Weed Control
Lesson 2 - Eat What You Grow
Youth will learn the different parts of plants that we eat, and how to use drying and freezing techniques to preserve foods for later use.
Sod Webworms Causing Issues in Stressed Lawns
Sod webworm moths have been very active during the last couple of weeks. These small moths are an indicator of the potential for lawncare issues to come.
Lesson 1 - Getting the Garden Growing
Introductory gardening lesson where youth will learn what plants need to grow and what fruits and vegetables grow in different seasons in South Dakota.