SEE, BUT LATELY THEY HAVE BEEN
LOOKING EXTRA NICE. WELL, SUMMER IS NEARLY OVER, BUT
IT’S NEVER TOO SOON TO START
PREPARING YOUR YARD FOR NEXT
YEAR. BUT WITH SO MUCH TO DO IT’S HARD
TO KNOW WHERE TO START. SO THAT’S WHY WHY ALL MONTH
— THAT’S WHY ALL MONTH LONG, WE
WILL BE GUIDING YOU THROUGH THE
PROCESS WITH THE HELP OF LANOHA
NURSERIES. THIS MORNING, JOINING US WITH
HOW TO GET YOUR YARD IN SHAPE IS
HELEN HUBBARD. GOOD MORNING, HELEN. THANKS FOR JOINING US.>>MY PLEASURE, THANKS FOR
HAVING ME. CHINH: TALK TO US ABOUT THAT. WE HAVE HAD SOME EXTREME HEAT
DOING DAMAGE TO YARDS. PEOPLE HAVE BEEN COMING IN AND
ASKING YOU ABOUT THAT?>>BETWEEN THE HEAT AND LOTS OF
FUNGAL ISSUES, THERE ARE WAYS WE
CAN IMPROVE OUR SOIL AS WELL AS
OUR LAWN TO HAVE BETTER RESULTS
FOR NEXT YEAR. THAT WOULD BE FOR OVER SEATING
— OVERSEEDING. CHINH: WHAT DO YOU HAVE WITH
YOU?>>SOME EXAMPLES OF GRASS WE
HAVE ATLANTA HAWKS — AT LANOHA
NURSERIES. THEY ALL HAVE DIFFERENT
QUALITIES OF DISEASE RESISTANCE. CHINH: FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE NEW TO
LAWN CARE, WHAT CAN THEY DO NOW
TO GET THEIR LAWN READY?>>ABSOLUTELY. YOU NEED TO IMPROVE THE
CONDITION TO THE SOIL. MOWED THE LAWN SHORT AND AERATE,
POLKAS MANY HOLD AS YOU CAN, AND
LAY DOWN GYPSUM AND SOIL
ACTIVATOR, WHICH WILL HELP BREAK
DOWN THE PATCH, WHICH IS
IMPORTANT IN A BLUEGRASS LAWN. YOU CAN LAY DOWN ANY OF OUR
GRASP NEEDS AND APPLY LOANOHA’S
FERTILIZER, WHICH WILL KEEP THE
GRASS SEED CONSISTENTLY MOIST. SOME CAN TAKE UP TO 72 HOURS TO
GERMINATE, SO YOU WANT TO MAKE
SURE YOU ARE WATERING IT DAILY. IT WOULD BE ABOUT FIVE MINUTES
AT A TIME, THREE TIMES A DAY
UNTIL IT’S GERMINATES. ONCE YOU GET A GOOD
GERMINATION AND THE GRASS IS A
GOOD SIZE AS THE REST OF THE
LAWN, YOU CAN MOW, AND THEN
AFTER THREE MONTHS IT IS SAFE TO
USE HERBICIDES. CHINH: IS THERE A GRASS THAT
DOES BETTER THAN OTHERS IN
NEBRASKA’S CLIMATE?>>EVERY VARIETY WE HAVE CAN
TOLERATE OUR EXTREME
TEMPERATURES AND EXTREME
WEATHER. WHAT I USUALLY RECOMMEND IF YOU
HAVE A BLUEGRASS LAWN, THE BEST
OF THE BLUES. IF YOU WANT A MIX, THE SUPER
TURF 2 IS A GOOD WAY TO GO. CHINH: VERY HELPFUL. HELEN, THANKS FOR JOINING US
THIS MORNING. WE HAVE A FULL MONTH, SO THERE
IS PLENTY OF TIME TO GET AHEAD
OF THE GAME. NEXT SUNDAY, WE WILL BE
CONTINUING OUR MONTH-LONG
SEGMENT WITH A LOOK AT THE
TREES, SHRUBS AND PERENNIALS YOU
CAN BE PLANTING RIGHT NOW. THAT’S AROUND THIS SAME T