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Carolina Lawns: A Guide to Maintaining Quality Turf in the Landscape

By: Grady Miller, Charles Peacock, Arthur Bruneau, Fred Yelverton, James P. Kearns, Rick Brandenburg, Dan C. Bowman, Richard J. Cooper, Matt Martin

This comprehensive guide offers information on different grasses for North Carolina lawns, as well as how to establish, care for, maintain, and renovate a new lawn.

Tall Fescue Lawn Maintenance Calendar

By: Arthur Bruneau, Fred Yelverton, Charles Peacock, Henry Wetzel, Rick Brandenburg, Cale A. Bigelow Lawn Maintenance Calendars

This factsheet provides instructions on how to properly care for tall fescue grass year round. It also includes information on grasscycling and integrated pest management.

Bermudagrass Lawn Maintenance Calendar

By: Arthur Bruneau, Fred Yelverton, Henry Wetzel, Charles Peacock, Rick Brandenburg, Cale A. Bigelow Lawn Maintenance Calendars

The following management practices will help you care for your lawn throughout the year. Location, terrain, soil type and condition, age of the lawn, previous lawn care, and other factors affect turf performance, so adjust these management practices and dates to suit your particular lawn.

Zoysiagrass Lawn Maintenance Calendar

By: Arthur Bruneau, Fred Yelverton, Henry Wetzel, Charles Peacock, Rick Brandenburg, Daniel Bowman, Richard Cooper, Cale A. Bigelow Lawn Maintenance Calendars

This publication for homeowners and landscapers describes how to mow, fertilize, irrigate, and control weeds in a zoysiagrass lawn.

Dogfennel

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of dogfennel.

Doveweed

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of doveweed.

Goosegrass

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of goosegrass.

Selecting and Managing Lawn Grasses for Shade

By: Arthur Bruneau, William Lewis, L. T. Lucas, M. A. Powell, Rick Brandenburg, Ronald E. Sneed, Joseph M. DiPaola, Charles Peacock

Turfgrass, trees, and shrubs are desired in most landscapes because they are attractive and useful. Unfortunately, growing turfgrasses in the presence of trees and shrubs can be a formidable task because each plant group competes with the other for the light, water, and nutrients that are essential for survival and growth. The desired effects of trees sometimes make it difficult to grow turf. When trees and shrubs are used to provide screening and privacy, the reduced wind movement and sunlight often increase the chance for disease. Even so, homeowners can take steps to improve the performance of a lawn growing in shade.

Bahiagrass

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of bahiagrass and addresses how to control it as a weed.

Dichondra

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of dichondra.

Spotted Spurge

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of spotted spurge.

Yellow Nutsedge

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of yellow nutsedge and addresses how to control it as a weed in turf.

Water Requirements of North Carolina Turfgrasses

By: Grady Miller, Drew Pinnix, Garry Grabow, Charles Peacock

Water is an essential component for plant growth. In turfgrasses it comprises 75 to 90 percent of the fresh weight of the plant, and irrigation is a key cultural practice in turfgrass management. Only 1 percent of the water absorbed is utilized for metabolic activity. By considering the factors that contribute to water loss, turfgrass managers can devise effective irrigation plans for specific sites.

Bermudagrass

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of Bermudagrass and addresses how to control it as a weed.

Tall Fescue, Hard (Fine) Fescue, and Kentucky Bluegrass Home Lawn Calendar

By: Arthur Bruneau, William Lewis, Charles Peacock, L. T. Lucas, Rick Brandenburg Lawn Maintenance Calendars

Recommended maintenance practices for a lawn that consists of a blend of tall fescue, hard (fine) fescue, and Kentucky bluegrass are the same as those for a tall fescue lawn. The following management practices will help you care for your lawn throughout the year.

Virginia Buttonweed

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of virginia buttonweed.

Tips on Writing Turf Contracts and Landscape Specifications

By: Charles Peacock, Matt Martin

Maintenance contracts for turfgrass areas should be written to provide security for all parties involved. The person or company receiving services (the contractor) should be aware of everything it has agreed to and therefore is required to do. This publication provides basic guidelines on how to write a good contract regarding turfgrass maintenance.

Tall Fescue and Kentucky Bluegrass Home Lawn Calendar

By: Arthur Bruneau, William Lewis, Charles Peacock, L. T. Lucas, Rick Brandenburg Lawn Maintenance Calendars

Recommended maintenance practices for a lawn that consists of a blend of tall fescue and Kentucky bluegrass are the same as those for a tall fescue lawn. The following management practices will help you care for your lawn throughout the year.

Green Kyllinga

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of green kyllinga and addresses how to control it as a weed in turf.

Perennial Ryegrass

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of perennial ryegrass.

Purple Nutsedge

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of purple nutsedge and addresses how to control it as a weed in turf.

2015 Turfgrass Pest Management Manual

By: Grady Miller, Emily Erickson, Dan Bowman, Rick Brandenburg, Travis Gannon, Jim Kerns, Charles Peacock, Robert Richardson, Thomas Rufty, Leon Warren, Fred Yelverton

This guide is designed to help turf managers identify the major turfgrass pests found in North Carolina and better understand their life cycles, symptoms, and biology.

Carpetweed

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of carpetweed.

Nimblewill

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of nimblewill.

Common Lespedeza

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of common lespedeza.

Wild Violet

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of wild violet.

Tall Fescue

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of tall fescue.

Green Foxtail

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of green foxtail.

Prostrate Knotweed

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of prostrate knotweed.

Large Crabgrass

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of large crabgrass.

Ground Ivy

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of ground ivy.

Hop Clover

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of hop clover.

Cat's Ear Dandelion

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of cats ear dandelion.

Annual Sedge

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of annual sedge and addresses how to control it as a weed in turf.

Creeping Bentgrass

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of creeping bentgrass.

Dallisgrass

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of dallisgrass.

Thin (bull) paspalum

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of thin paspalum.

Yellow Foxtail

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of yellow foxtail.

Buckhorn Plantain

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of buckhorn plantain.

Globe Sedge

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of globe sedge and addresses how to control it as a weed in turf.

Prickly Lettuce

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of prickly lettuce.

Pink Purslane

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of pink purslane.

Annual Bluegrass

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of annual bluegrass.

Tall Fescue & Kentucky Bluegrass Athletic Field Maintenance Calendar

By: Arthur Bruneau, Richard Cooper, Fred Yelverton, Henry Wetzel, Rick Brandenburg, Daniel Bowman, Charles Peacock, Cale A. Bigelow

This calendar of suggested management practices is designed to assist you in the seasonal care of your athletic field. Location, terrain, soil type and condition, age of field, previous management practices, and other factors affect turf performance. For these reasons, the following management practices and dates should be adjusted to suit your particular athletic field conditions.

Centipedegrass

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of centipedegrass.

Cudweed

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of cudweed.

Lawn Burrweed

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of lawn burrweed.

Broadleaf Plantain

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of broadleaf plantain.

Yellow Woodsorrel

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of yellow woodsorrel.

Common Vetch

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of common vetch.

Johnsongrass

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of johnsongrass.

Irrigation Water Quality Problems

By: Charles Peacock, Grady Miller, Matt Martin

This publication offers information on water quality challenges in irrigation water.

Broomsedge

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of broomsedge.

Carolina Geranium

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of carolina geranium.

Kentucky Bluegrass

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of Kentucky bluegrass.

Fine Fescue

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of fine fescue.

Orchardgrass

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of orchardgrass.

Japanese Stiltgrass

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of japanese stiltgrass.

White Clover

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of white clover.

Common Ragweed

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of common ragweed.

Red Sorrel

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of red sorrel.

Cylindric Sedge

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of cylindric sedge and addresses how to control it as a weed in turf.

Zoysiagrass

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of zoysiagrass.

Annual Ryegrass

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of annual ryegrass.

Corn Speedwell

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of corn speedwell.

Cutleaf Evening-Primrose

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of cutleaf evening-primrose.

Blackseed Plantain

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of blackseed plantain.

Indian Mock Strawberry

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of indian mock strawberry.

Parsley-piert

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of parsley-piert.

Curly Dock

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of curly dock.

Barnyardgrass

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of barnyardgrass.

Carolina False Dandelion

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of carolina false dandelion.

Roundlead Greenbriar

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of roundleaf greenbriar.

Mouseear Chickweed

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of mouseear chickweed.

Water Quality for Golf Course Superintendents and Professional Turf Managers

By: Arthur Bruneau, B. C. Williams, L. T. Lucas, Charles Peacock, D. C. Bowman Water Quality & Turfgrass Area Development

Follow the suggestions and BMPs described in this publication to reduce sediment and keep nutrients and pesticides applied to turf from contaminating North Carolina's water resources.

Dollarweed

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of dollarweed.

Buffalograss

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of buffalograss.

Florida Betony

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of florida betony.

Sericea Lespedeza

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of sericea lespedeza.

Purple Deadnettle

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of purple deadnettle.

Henbit

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of henbit.

Mugwort

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of mugwort.

Common Chickweed

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of common chickweed.

Persian Speedwell

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of persian speedwell.

Carpetgrass

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of carpetgrass.

Horseweed

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of horseweed.

Field Pansy

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of field pansy.

Hairy Buttercup

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of hairy buttercup.

Spiny Sowthistle

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of spiny sowthistle.

Common Dandelion

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of common dandelion.

Ivyleaf Speedwell

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of ivyleaf speedwell.

Oldfield Toadflax

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of oldfield toadflax.

Hairy Vetch

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of hairy vetch.

St. Augustinegrass

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of St. Augustinegrass.

Water Quality and Turfgrass Area Development

By: Arthur Bruneau, Charles Peacock, Greg Jennings, L.T. Lucas, B.C. Williams Water Quality & Turfgrass Area Development

This publication introduces the permit and regulatory processes and provides a very general guide to the basics of good construction practices during turfgrass development areas.

Water Quality and Commercial Lawn Care

By: Arthur Bruneau, James Monroe, Matt Martin, Emily Erickson, Charles Peacock, Daniel Bowman, Fred Yelverton Water Quality & Turfgrass Area Development

This publication describes the best management practices (BMP) to reduce sediment and keep nutrients and pesticides applied to turf from contaminating North Carolina's water resources.

Smallflower Buttercup

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of smallflower buttercup.

Knawel

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of knawel.

Sandbur

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of sandbur.

Wild Garlic

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of wild garlic.

Crowfootgrass

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of crowfootgrass.

Bulbous Buttercup

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of bulbous buttercup.

Rough Bluegrass

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of rough bluegrass.

Velvetgrass

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of velvetgrass.

Facelis

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of facelis.

Selecting a Lawn Maintenance Service

By: Charles Peacock, Matt Martin

This publication will help you choose the correct type of lawn maintenance service for your home or business.

Hairy Bittercress

By: Charles Peacock TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of hairy bittercress.

NCSU Sports Turf App 

By: Charles Peacock, Jenifer Jordan

The NCSU Sports Turf App provides instant access to field maintenance information.