Winter Fertility

Winter Fertility

The health of your lawn doesn’t stop during the coldest months of the year. While your lawn will fall dormant, it is important to give it nutrients to have a head start before spring. Your lawn will thank you, but you must make sure conditions are right or you will waste fertilizer. A mild winter […]

How to Grow Your own Tinsel

Most don’t know this it is possible to grow your own tinsel. Homegrown tinsel has been the best-kept secret of the holiday season and is a Genesis Sod Farms specialty. We don’t have any for purchase this season which is why we decided to get our growing instructions out of our top-secret vault to share […]

How To Prevent Decoration Damage

‘Tis the season, and what better way to get into the holiday spirit than decorating the outside of our homes? For most, a few strings of lights around the house are good enough. For some folks, bigger is better and what better place to add holiday cheer than your lawn? It’s no secret that your […]

5 Reasons to Ditch the Can and GO Electric!

1. Money Saver By switching from fuel-powered lawn equipment to battery powered you will save money on the fuel needed to run your machines. Instead of spending money on gas and oil every time you need to run your equipment you can just plug in a battery that has been charging overnight. You will get […]

Cool Season Grasses 

Cool-season grasses are preferred in Indiana due to their mostly cooler climates year-round. Cool-season grasses include Kentucky Bluegrass, Fescues, Bentgrass, and Ryegrasses. They thrive in the cool months of the fall and spring, whereas growth slows during the warmer, summer months. One benefit of having cool-season grasses is they stay green in the winter. For some homeowners, […]

Why is Sod Called Sod?

Sod, also known as turf, is the upper layer of soil with the grass growing on it that is often harvested into rolls. If you’re curious why it’s called sod, you’re not alone. It should first be noted that the term ‘sod’ is only used in America and, more specifically, in agricultural senses. If you […]

Fertilizer

Some quick information on how to determine what the three number formulation on fertilizer bags means, and how to use the Knowledge. All fertilizer bags come with a three number formulation, for example 24-6-14 may be what is listed on your bag… here is what it means. The first number, in this case the 24, […]

Fall Seeding

Whether you’re planning on overseeding your existing lawn or are looking to seed from bare soil, there are a few simple rules to follow to ensure a quality outcome that will make you feel like a turf professional! Timing It is always best to plant turfgrass in the Fall. This gives the new grass plant […]

Is My Lawn Dead?: Dormant Vs Dead Grass

Here in Indiana, it’s not uncommon to see a brown lawn during certain times of the year. It’s natural for us to assume that that grass is dead. Contrary to popular belief, while brown grass isn’t aesthetically pleasing, it’s most likely dormant. This grass will green up as conditions improve. A good way to determine […]

Now Is the Time To Remove Weeds for Fall Overseeding

Now is the Time to Remove Weeds for Fall Overseeding

Believe it or not, the calendar has already rolled around to August and before we realize it, it will be early fall and our thoughts will turn to repairing the stresses the summer heat brought upon our lawns. A great practice for a healthy and nice-looking lawn is to aerify and overseed in the Fall. […]