Dandelion – the ubiquitous weed – is a flowering plant belonging to the Asteraceae family. There are several fun and interesting dandelion facts that shed light on different aspects of this plant.    Taraxacum officinale, dandelion’s botanical name, has been derived from some Greek words referring to the medicinal characteristics of this species. ‘Dandelion’, their common name, has been…

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Many residential and commercial properties these days do use artificial turf instead of natural turf grasses. But plastic is not even close to the real thing.   Though people of Iowa truly enjoy their lawns in either cool season or warm season; it takes a full year’s preparation to develop a natural turf bed. A well-maintained carpet of natural turf grasses adds class and flair to your premises.  However, even the hardiest varieties of turf grass require…

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Tall fescue is an unattractive and difficult weed to control in bluegrass and perennial ryegrass lawns. Tall fescue is a wide-bladed clump grass commonly used in pastures. In a lawn, the textual difference of fescue from bluegrass is obvious because of its clumps. This unsightly difference in uniformity ruins the appearance of the lawn, causing…

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