Thatch is the intermingled layer of living and dead grass stems, roots, rhizomes, and stolons that develops between the lawn's live green vegetation and the soil surface. A moderate thatch layer is beneficial, but excessive thatch creates problems. This leaflet describes how to check for thatch and how to control it efficiently for home lawns. (2 pages)
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This course, which is part of a four course aquatic vegetation series, provides landowners and pesticide applicators with biological information and control strategies for submerged aquatic vegetation in private water bodies. Successful course completion counts toward 1 hour of IPM CEU credit from TDA.
This four-course aquatic vegetation series provides landowners and pesticide applicators biological information for submerged, algae, floating, and emergent species of problematic aquatic plants found in Texas.
This course is designed for landowners and pesticide applicators who are looking for emergent aquatic plant identification and management techniques, or an integrated pest management Continuing Education Credit (CEU).
This course is designed for landowners and pesticide applicators who are looking for aquatic vegetation management techniques or CEUs. During this course, you will learn why aquatic vegetation is problematic, how to manage it, prevention methods, and effective forms of control and mode of action.