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When we get an ideal house most of us try to ensure that we have an attractive and well-kept lawn. How conversant are you with the guidelines on how to ensure your lawn maintains its good look? Take up the quiz below and see what more you can do. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which on of these insects are surface insects

    • A.

      Grubs

    • B.

      Sod web worm

    • C.

      Leather jackets

    • D.

      Chinch bugs

    • E.

      Worms

    Correct Answer
    D. Chinch bugs
    Explanation
    Chinch bugs are considered surface insects because they primarily infest and feed on the surface of grass and other plants. They are known to cause significant damage to lawns by sucking on the plant's sap, leading to yellowing and eventually death of the grass. Chinch bugs are commonly found in warm and dry regions, and their presence can be identified by the characteristic yellow patches they create on lawns.

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  • 2. 

    Which insect eats at the lawns roots

    • A.

      Chinch bugs

    • B.

      Worms

    • C.

      Crane flys

    • D.

      Grubs

    Correct Answer
    D. Grubs
    Explanation
    Grubs are insects that feed on the roots of lawns. They are the larvae of beetles and can cause significant damage to the grass by eating the roots, leading to thinning and browning of the lawn. This makes them the correct answer for the given question. Chinch bugs, worms, and crane flies may also cause damage to lawns, but they do not specifically eat at the roots like grubs do.

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  • 3. 

    When is the best time to plant new grass seed?

    • A.

      Summer

    • B.

      Winter

    • C.

      Fall

    • D.

      Spring

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. Fall
    D. Spring
    Explanation
    This depends on which part of the country you live. Cool season grasses do best in the fall, and warm season grasses do well in the early spring.

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  • 4. 

    What is the best beneficial service you can perform to your lawn annually?

    • A.

      Lawn rolling

    • B.

      De-thatch

    • C.

      Nematodes

    • D.

      Aeration/overseeding

    Correct Answer
    D. Aeration/overseeding
    Explanation
    De-thatching is also very important to do annually, though regular aerations will greatly reduce the need for de-thatching.

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  • 5. 

    What is the name of the weed that thrives on sunlight and grows commonly on blvd's and edges

    • A.

      Creeping charlie

    • B.

      Dandelions

    • C.

      Crab grass

    • D.

      Lambs quarter

    • E.

      Wild violets

    Correct Answer
    C. Crab grass
    Explanation
    Crab grass is the correct answer because it is a type of weed that is known to thrive in areas with ample sunlight, such as boulevards and edges. It is a common problem in lawns and gardens, as it grows aggressively and can quickly take over the area. Crab grass is characterized by its low-growing and spreading nature, forming clumps that can be difficult to control.

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  • 6. 

    What flower commonly spreads from your garden to your lawn

    • A.

      Roses

    • B.

      Violets

    • C.

      Tulips

    • D.

      Other

    Correct Answer
    B. Violets
    Explanation
    Violets commonly spread from gardens to lawns. These flowers have a strong ability to self-seed and produce new plants through their underground rhizomes. Violets can easily spread their seeds through wind, water, or by attaching to animals. They are also known for their ability to adapt to different growing conditions, making them resilient and capable of thriving in lawns. Therefore, violets are a common flower that tends to spread from gardens to lawns.

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  • 7. 

    How many times a week should you water your lawn?

    • A.

      3 times

    • B.

      7 times

    • C.

      2 times

    • D.

      5 times

    • E.

      Depends on mother nature

    Correct Answer
    E. Depends on mother nature
    Explanation
    The frequency of watering your lawn depends on various factors such as the climate, weather conditions, type of grass, and soil moisture. It is important to consider the natural rainfall and adjust the watering schedule accordingly. Overwatering or underwatering can both be detrimental to the health of the lawn. Therefore, it is best to monitor the moisture levels and water the lawn as needed, taking into account the natural conditions provided by mother nature.

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  • 8. 

    What disease follows a harsh winter

    • A.

      Red thread

    • B.

      Brown spot

    • C.

      Dog spot

    • D.

      Snow mold

    • E.

      Leaf spot/burning out

    Correct Answer
    D. Snow mold
    Explanation
    Snow mold is a type of fungal disease that commonly occurs following a harsh winter. The prolonged snow cover creates a moist environment, which is ideal for the growth of snow mold. This disease typically affects lawns and can cause patches of gray or pinkish mold to appear on the grass. It can also lead to dead or discolored patches of grass. Therefore, snow mold is the most likely disease to follow a harsh winter.

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  • 9. 

    What is the ideal height of Kentucky Bluegrass

    • A.

      4 inches

    • B.

      2 inches

    • C.

      1 inches

    • D.

      2.5-3.5 inches

    • E.

      3.5 inches

    Correct Answer
    D. 2.5-3.5 inches
    Explanation
    The ideal height of Kentucky Bluegrass is 2.5-3.5 inches. This range allows the grass to maintain a healthy root system and promotes better resistance against diseases and weeds. Mowing the grass to this height also helps to shade the soil, reducing evaporation and conserving moisture. Additionally, the taller height provides a denser and more attractive appearance to the lawn.

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  • 10. 

    What is the type of grass do you see mostly at a golf course?

    • A.

      Bent grass

    • B.

      Kentucky blue grass

    • C.

      Quack grass

    • D.

      Tall fescue

    Correct Answer
    A. Bent grass
    Explanation
    Bent grass is the most commonly seen type of grass at a golf course. It is a fine-textured grass that is known for its ability to tolerate low mowing heights and its ability to provide a smooth and fast playing surface. Bent grass is often preferred for golf courses due to its dense growth habit and ability to withstand heavy foot traffic. It is also known for its ability to recover quickly from damage, making it an ideal choice for the high wear and tear that golf courses experience.

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  • 11. 

    Whats the type of grass commonly confused with crab grass?

    • A.

      Rye grass

    • B.

      Kentucky blue grass

    • C.

      Quack grass

    • D.

      Bent grass

    • E.

      Other

    Correct Answer
    C. Quack grass
    Explanation
    Quack grass is commonly confused with crab grass. This is because both types of grass have similar characteristics and can be difficult to distinguish from each other. Quack grass is a perennial grass that spreads quickly and aggressively, just like crab grass. It has long, narrow leaves and can form dense patches in lawns. Its ability to invade and take over lawns is similar to crab grass, making it a common confusion.

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  • 12. 

    At what height do you cut cool season grass before a snowy winter?

    • A.

      Extra tall for insulation

    • B.

      Just the normal height

    • C.

      Never mow before winter

    • D.

      Short - around 2"

    Correct Answer
    D. Short - around 2"
    Explanation
    Shorter mowing height before winter will greatly reduce matting, mold growth, and thatch buildup.

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  • 13. 

    What is the weed that spreads throughout your lawn like a vine and seems to never go away

    • A.

      Crab grass

    • B.

      Lambs quarter

    • C.

      Thistle

    • D.

      Creeping charlie

    • E.

      Clover

    Correct Answer
    D. Creeping charlie
    Explanation
    Creeping Charlie is a weed that spreads rapidly in lawns, resembling a vine and is difficult to eradicate. It has a prostrate growth habit, with stems that root at the nodes, allowing it to spread quickly. This weed can be persistent and challenging to control due to its ability to regenerate from small fragments left behind during removal. Its aggressive nature and resistance to many herbicides make it seem like it never goes away, hence why it is the correct answer to the question.

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  • 14. 

    What weed has 2 growing cycles annually

    • A.

      Crab grass

    • B.

      Dandelion

    • C.

      Violet

    • D.

      Spurge

    • E.

      Ground ivy

    Correct Answer
    B. Dandelion
    Explanation
    Dandelion is the correct answer because it has two growing cycles annually. Dandelions typically have a growth cycle in the spring and another one in the fall. This allows them to reproduce and spread their seeds twice a year. Unlike other weeds listed, dandelions have the unique characteristic of having two growing cycles annually.

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  • 15. 

    When talking about fertilizer NPK what does the K stand for?

    • A.

      Potassium

    • B.

      Nitrogen

    • C.

      Phosphorus

    • D.

      Killer

    • E.

      Color

    Correct Answer
    A. Potassium
    Explanation
    The correct answer is potassium. When talking about fertilizer NPK, the K stands for potassium. Potassium is an essential nutrient for plant growth and is necessary for various metabolic processes. It helps in improving the overall health and vigor of plants, enhancing their resistance to diseases and stress. Therefore, potassium is an important component of fertilizer formulations to ensure optimal plant growth and productivity.

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  • 16. 

    When talking about fertilizer NPK what does the P stand for?

    • A.

      Phosphorus

    • B.

      Nitrogen

    • C.

      2-4-D

    • D.

      Potassium

    Correct Answer
    A. Phosphorus
    Explanation
    The correct answer for the question is "phosphorus". In the context of fertilizer NPK, the P stands for phosphorus. Phosphorus is an essential nutrient for plant growth and development. It plays a crucial role in various biological processes, such as energy transfer, photosynthesis, and root development. Adding phosphorus to the soil through fertilizers helps to improve plant growth, flowering, and fruiting.

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  • 17. 

    What is the worst chemical for your lawn

    • A.

      Dog urine

    • B.

      2_4D

    • C.

      Round up

    Correct Answer
    C. Round up
    Explanation
    Round up is a weed and grass killing product. Great to use on sidewalk cracks or gravel areas!

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  • 18. 

    What does a leather jacket become

    • A.

      Crane fly

    • B.

      Beetle

    • C.

      Spider

    • D.

      House fly

    Correct Answer
    A. Crane fly
    Explanation
    A leather jacket becomes a crane fly. The term "leather jacket" refers to the larval stage of a crane fly. During this stage, the crane fly larvae are commonly found in soil or decaying organic matter. As they mature, they eventually transform into adult crane flies. Therefore, a leather jacket is not referring to any of the other options like beetle, spider, or house fly, but specifically to the crane fly.

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  • 19. 

    Bagging the grass when mowing is better than leaving the clippings.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Grass clippings help your lawn maintain its nitrogen and moisture.

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  • 20. 

    Lawn mower blades need to be sharpened every year

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A sharp blade is very important to the health of your lawn, and will help prevent it from having a brown appearance. A quality lawn care company might sharpen their blades every day!

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  • 21. 

    How many square feet of grass can supply a persons oxygen needs for a whole day?

    • A.

      625 sqft

    • B.

      1500 sqft

    • C.

      100 sqft

    • D.

      5000 sqft

    Correct Answer
    A. 625 sqft
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 625 sqft. This is because grass produces oxygen through the process of photosynthesis. On average, one square foot of grass can produce enough oxygen to supply the needs of one person for a day. Therefore, if we want to supply the oxygen needs of one person for a whole day, we would need 625 square feet of grass.

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  • 22. 

    When is the best time to water your lawn?

    • A.

      Late evening

    • B.

      Early morning

    • C.

      Afternoon

    • D.

      Late morning

    Correct Answer
    B. Early morning
    Explanation
    Watering your lawn early in the morning is the best time because it allows the water to penetrate the soil and be absorbed by the grass before the heat of the day. Watering in the early morning also reduces evaporation, ensuring that the grass receives sufficient moisture. Watering in the late evening can lead to prolonged moisture on the grass, increasing the risk of disease. Afternoon watering is less effective as the water evaporates quickly due to the high temperatures. Late morning watering can also result in water loss through evaporation before it can be absorbed by the grass.

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