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The University of Nebraska at Lincoln recently released its latest horticulture update.  The following is taken directly from their release and details  lawn problems that are currently occurring. White grubs- Three-year (May/June beetles) and annual white grubs (masked chafers and Japanese beetles) damage is appearing. Damage initially appears as...

Do: Continue to mow regularly, never removing more than 1/3 of the grass in one mow. Continue to mow at a higher setting to shade the grass blades. Mow with a sharp blade to prevent the grass trips from fraying.  Frayed tips increases yours lawn’s susceptibility to pests...

Below you will find some timely gardening tips taken from the University of Nebraska’s weekly Horticulture update. Blossom end rot (Tomato) is a common problem of tomatoes, but also occurs on peppers, eggplant, squash and watermelon. It appears as a flat, dry, sunken, brown rot on the...

The University of Nebraska at Lincoln does a great job of researching proper turf management.  In fact, we try to model our lawncare program around their reccomendations.  Following their recommendation, we have started our third application–  grub control.  The fertilizer is low in Nitrogen to prevent any...

Those of you who have enjoyed working with us in the past may have noticed some changes occurring here at Omaha Friendly. We just wanted to take this opportunity to introduce, or reintroduce our employees to you. Dennis Secora is now our landscaping foreman.  Dennis previously...

It looks like this year is going to be a repeat of last year.  We’ve received over 150% of normal precipitation over the last 30 days.  The massive amount of precipitation has discouraged root growth.  Now that the heat is setting in, photsynthetic activity is...

Second Application It seems like it has taken awhile to warm up, but spring in finally here! The spring seeding window (the time of spring with moderate temperatures that allows seed to germinate) is coming to an end and it is time to put down the...

We are now in the process of putting down the first application.  The products used in this application depend on whether you have requested a spring overseed. The two different strategies for this application are below. Option 1 The first option is to apply a high-Nitrogen pre-emergent...

It is still slightly early to begin proper lawncare practices, however it is never to early to begin proper planning.  It is supposed to get below freezing on March 26th and 27th, which is not conducive for any seed that has been laid.  Proper practice...

It’s getting a little later in winter where the freeze-thaw cycle occurs more often.  Daytime temperatures, especially starting February 11th, will occasionally reach above freezing during the day and drop below freezing at night.  The runoff from the snow melt puts a layer of water...