Lawn Fertilizer – When to apply

Lawn fertilizer, when to apply. One of the very finest times to feed established lawns is in early spring….. in the North even before frost is out of the ground. At this time plant nutrients can do the most good-needed nourishment will be readily available for rapid spring growth, And there are other points that make early lawn feeding a [...]

Lawn care for Creeping Bent Lawns Grass

SPECIAL CARE FOR Creeping Bent Lawns……. The use of bent grass use to be confined almost entirely to golf greens. Today, however, many homeowners and gardeners prefer bent lawns for their beautiful carpet like turf, in spite of the work of establishing and maintaining. WHAT IS BENT GRASS? The bent grasses are characterized by their long creeping stems, which extend [...]

Keeping Lawns Weed Free

A few years ago weeds were a major lawn problem. Today, however, it is no longer necessary to spend hours of back-breaking labor pulling and digging trouble-some weeds. The use of selective lawn week killers such as Ortho Weed-B-Gon or Lilly-Miler, takes the drudgery out of lawn weeding. Dandelions, common plaintain, buckhorn, thistle, wild carrot and over 80 other broadleaf [...]

6 Common Fall and Winter Diseases

Lawn diseases don’t always appear in the summer. There are many that prefer the cool, wet weather of fall and winter. Here is a brief background on six of the most common diseases you could face during the fall and winter and how to deal with them. Necrotic Ring Spot This disease can occur when temperatures are anywhere from 65 [...]

Plant Foods

The three essential elements (nitrogen, phosphorus, and potash) together with the “agents” are secured by plants from the soil, and these are termed collectively “plant foods.” Manures. Manures may be included under this heading, and, strictly speak­ing, they furnish a measure of plant foods to the plants. However, their chief value lies in the supply of better texture, more water-holding [...]

6 Ways You Could Be Damaging Your Winter Lawn

If you have decided not to overseed your warm season lawn with a cool season variety for the winter, then you should expect your lawn to become brown and dormant once the temperatures drop close to freezing. Even though lawn care will not be as extensive as it is during the spring and summer, there are some things you should [...]

Lawn care – How to Plant a Lawn or Grass

How many times have you heard this remark? “Oh, what a beautiful home!” Frequently the person who says this refers to the green, velvety lawn, for a lawn adds more to the beauty of a home than any other single factor. Many a home owner has admired the lawns of others and wished that his own lawn could be made [...]

Acid Soil Garden

In recent years it has come to be recognized that certain species of plants, including some of the most highly prized ornamental shrubs, are favored by acids in the soil and injured or killed by alka­line materials, such as lime and manure. Universities have made a special study of this and accordingly, there has arisen a new type of horticulture, [...]

6 Questions to Ask When Buying a Grass Seed Blend

Before you grab the cheapest grass seed blend off the shelf to use in establishing your new lawn, take a look at the seed label and ask yourself a few questions. Doing so may save you from actually spending more for a poorer quality lawn! What is the purity percentage? The purity percentage tells you how much of the blend [...]

How to identify your Garden soil

Countless ages ago the mighty globe upon which we live was cast from the sun; a molten mass of red-hot rock. Its surface cooled and cracked, grad­ually became rock; the rock crumbled, decayed, and finally became soil, and plants started to grow from it. Where plants can grow there is soil; therefore even on the bare surface of a rock [...]