The United States has several seasonal growing areas around the country, and each have their own distinct lawn care applications. America’s heartland, the Midwest, possesses a wide variety of weather patterns that range from hot summers to frigid winters. Because of these fluctuations, homeowners in the region should become familiar with lawn care considerations that are unique to their area.
Types of Grass to Grow
When seeding a new lawn, you will need to stay away from warm-season grasses. These species will grow lush during the summer but will most certainly die off during the winter, leaving you with a dried-up, yellow lawn and a re-planting project for the following spring. Always look for cool-season grass seed; some of the more common types are Kentucky bluegrass, bent grasses, fescues, and ryegrasses. These grasses are the best alternatives for a green and healthy lawn in the Midwest.
If you choose to buy sod, Briggs Turf Farm carries cool-season grass specifically tailored to the rigors of Midwest growing conditions. However, if you are partial to a specific type of grass, ask around until you find the grass that looks best to you. Briggs Turf Farm grows both Fescue and Bluegrass, we can help.
Care and Feeding
Ideally, seeding should be done in August and September, whereas the best time to lay sod is early spring or late summer (although it can be laid year-round). The ideal time to fertilize is during the fall, which is also the best time to aerate and dethatch your lawn. Although herbicides can be used any time throughout the year, crabgrass control works better in the spring and summer. Broadleaf weeds are easier to conquer in the late summer and early fall.
Mowing and Watering
Mowing can begin at the first signs of growth in the early spring and halted with the onset of colder fall temperatures. Watering is always a consideration throughout the entire growing year, but it needs to be curtailed in mid to late October.
In November of 2010, Lee’s Summit voters overwhelmingly approved a public safety bond initiative. The project called for the renovation of the Police Department’s detention facility and the construction of an indoor firing range and training room. On Friday, May 2nd, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. the Police Department will host an open house event and officially dedicate the new building. The public is invited to come and tour the new facility. – See more here.
Here are few pics before and after Briggs Turf Farm installed the new sod…
September 22, 2012 – Fall Seeding and Fertilization
Fall over seeding and fertilization is an important part to maintaining a healthy lawn. As many of you have notice the last year has been devastating to our once plush and beautiful lawn. Whether it was disease or the drought that damaged your lawn now is the time to start helping your lawn repair itself. Whether your yard is bluegrass or fescue all healthy lawns need to start off with a dose of fertilizer. Coming into fall the best fertilizer analysis that we recommend is 32-3-8 + Iron.
If your yard is patchy and sparse and resodding is still not quite in the budget don’t worry over seeding is a cost effective solution that can help you understand how grass grows and allows you to watch your progress. For more information about “Nature’s Carpet” Fescue blend please call our office and consult one of our many retail locations.
December 15,2011 – Winter Sod Maintenance in Kansas City
Sodded lawns provided a variety of benefits to a property including an immediate manicured look, erosion control, no weeds, not to mention a low-cost way to add 10-15% value to your home or buisness. Let L.C. Briggs Turf Farm, LLC, take the pain out of creating a lush lawn that your neighbors will envy. We invite you to visit our farm to view each type of grass we cultivate. Call 816-779-5800 today to learn installation and maintaining your new sod lawn.
Welcome to L.C.Briggs Turf Farm, LLC, located in Peculiar, Mo. Have you struggled with cultivating the perfact lawn? Tired of the seemingly endless chore of seeding and fertilizing each season? Why not consider an “instant lawn” to add curb appeal and value to your home or buisness? As the oldest name serving Missori and Kansas, we have been pioneers in sodding since 1910. We farm two “Nature’s Carpet” turfgrass varieties, the highest quality Bluegrass and our famous 4 way blended Turf Type Fescue, provided to our clients in 18″ small rolls and 42″ big roll turfgrass cuts.
Sodded lawns provided a variety of benefits to a property including an immediate manicured look, erosion control, no weeds, not to mention a low-cost way to add 10-15% value to your home or buisness. Let L.C. Briggs Turf Farm, LLC, and Briggs Traditional Turf Farm, Inc take the pain out of creating a lush lawn that your neighbors will envy. We invite you to visit our farm to view each type of grass we cultivate. Call 816-779-5800 today for retail/wholesale sales of 816-763-9000 for installation.