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I have received a lot of questions about lawns this year. The most common question has been “What kind of grass is this?” Most of the time, the grass that is in question is annual bluegrass. I have not seen a lot of this grass in North Dakota because we are generally dry. In other parts of the United States it is one of the most common weeds in turf.
To keep a healthy lawn, give it some fertilizer. There are several excellent commercial fertilizers out there. You do not need much.
It is good to apply the fertilizer on the holiday schedule. In other words, apply the fertilizer around Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day. Before the snow starts to fly in October, put on a slow-release fertilizer so your lawn will take off in the early spring (when we have enough heat units).
Lance Brower, NDSU Extension Service
, April 28, 2010
No one was injured when a grass fire burned roughly 4,000 acres of CRP land and fields last week in the Pettibone area, said Robert Ziesch, chief of the Pettibone Rural Fire Department.
At its peak the Thursday blaze was about two miles wide and four miles long, Ziesch said.
A grass fire Tuesday afternoon caused minimal damage, said Rick Woehl, Jamestown Rural Fire Department assistant fire chief.
A motorist reported the fire just north of the Pipestem Dam near the railroad tracks around 2:20 p.m. Firefighters were on scene for about 20 minutes, he said.
The cause of the fire is unknown.
Trucks are on their way to Target Field with the grass for the Twins’ new ballpark.
According to the team, workers will begin laying large rolls of dark green Kentucky Bluegrass and finish the installation by Friday morning.
Officials say a grass fire that burned about 300 acres south of Mandan may have been started by someone, either carelessly or deliberately.
Firefighters thought they had it under control Tuesday night, but it flared up again Wednesday. Authorities said no one was hurt and no homes were threatened.
Authorities say a grass fire west of Manvel burned about 200 acres. No one was hurt and no structures were damaged.
Manvel Assistant Fire Chief Gene Dub says about 25 firefighters from three rural fire departments fought the blaze for seven hours Saturday. He says it was out by 9:30 p.m.
A fashionable fix for drought-proofing lawns is downsizing: ripping up some of that demanding turf and replacing it with succulents or a vegetable garden.
But here’s another idea. How about replacing grass with grass — thirsty bluegrass, for example, with an ornamental?
Ornamental grasses are low-maintenance perennials with pleasing personalities. They’re durable yet graceful. Many are deer-, insect- and drought-resistant.
By Dean Fosdick, The Associated Press
, October 04, 2008
Renovating, fertilizing, weed control, aerating, mowing and watering are all tasks which can be done now to improve the lawn. Renovating includes de-thatching and overseeding. Proper fall fertilizing, weed control, mowing and watering will help prepare the lawn for winter and rapid growth in the spring. Keep in mind that these tasks should only be undertaken on lawns that are not dormant.
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