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ascochyta fungus on grass

Ascochyta leaf blight is a lawn fungus that is active when temperatures turn hot after long periods of wet, cool weather. Because of the rain followed by days of increased temperatures, Ascochyta is prevalent this spring season. Identifying Ascochyta Lawns that develop ascochyta turn yellow and often have healthy green grass dispersed within the patches

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Tall Fescue

Summer is coming and more weeds are starting to grow. Learn how to identify the type of weeds growing in your yard, but more importantly, learn how to get rid of them. The life cycle of weeds and weed grasses varies. Weeds are split up into three categories based on how long they live: annual

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Spring is around the corner, and tree buds are breaking. Now is the time to be aware of three common leaf diseases that can invade your trees: anthracnose, aspen leaf spot, and coryneum blight. Read this post to learn what these diseases look like and how to treat them. Anthracnose Tree Fungus Anthracnose is a

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How to Prune Trees

Pruning your trees is one of the first steps to prepare your yard for spring. Unlike many deciduous trees (trees that lose their leaves every year), how and when to prune fruit trees varies. This is a general guide for pruning most types of deciduous trees and a few types of fruit trees. When to

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Stewart's manager holding award

On October 5, 2018, the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce presented an award to Stewarts at the Utah Valley Education Forum. Alena Sherman, Stewarts’ office manager, attended the ceremony and accepted the award for Stewarts. The forum celebrated business-education partnerships. Aspen Elementary nominated Stewarts because of the many hours Stewarts’ employees have volunteered at the

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Gray snow mold and pink snow mold

What is Snow Mold?

Winter is here, and even though your lawn is going dormant, stay watchful. Snow molds might take over, turning your healthy lawn into an infested tundra. Snow molds are fungi that affect turfgrasses during winter. The most common types are pink snow mold and gray snow mold. Description of Snow Mold The fungi attack grass under layers

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Think back to July. Did your lawn look brown while your neighbor’s looked emerald green? You can start to change that right now, this November. A green summer lawn actually starts months before, in the fall. You can set yourself up for a beautiful summer lawn by preparing in the autumn months. Here are some

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Cranberry girdler in dirt

Does your lawn look brown in spots—even though it gets the correct amount of water? Lawn grubs can cause uneven, splotchy yellow areas in your grass with green grass blades intermixed throughout. Three common Utah lawn grubs will be explained in this post: billbugs, white grubs, and cranberry girdler. Billbug Even though adult billbugs can

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Close-up of cellar spider/daddy long leg

As winter approaches, do you have unwelcomed guests—like spiders—starting to move into your home? If you let them stay, they’ll stay forever. Read our guide to five common spiders in Utah to learn how to keep the creepy crawlies out of your home. Black Widows Black Widows are easily identified by the red hourglass on

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The temperatures in August haven’t turned much cooler, yet some trees may look like fall is approaching. If your tree’s leaves are turning yellow or falling off, your tree might have iron chlorosis. Iron Chlorosis: Defined Iron chlorosis is a deficiency of the nutrient iron in trees—it’s kind of like having an anemic tree. Iron

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