Soil Conditioner and Kelp Help Plus Humates

Soil Conditioner and Kelp Help Plus Humates

Note : the article below was written by fellow lawn care enthusiast MorpheusPA and is being reproduced here with his permission. Head on over to his blog for more great tips on lawn and garden care : The Green, Green Grass of Home Soil conditioner will, over a period of use, loosen soils and increase water and air penetration.  Combined with the Kelp Help plus Humates (and/or organic feeding), the soil organisms further open the soil and help maintain it in…

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Watering your lawn

Watering your lawn

Proper watering is the most important lawn care practice upon which healthy lawns are built. And a healthy lawn is a great looking lawn. Grasses, like all other plants, require water to stay alive.  Mother Nature provides for a good portion of your lawn’s water needs, but during periods of hot weather or drought, supplemental water is needed in the form of irrigation. The way in which this water is provided will guarantee the success or failure of your lawn. A lot of…

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Eliminating Bermuda from your lawn

Eliminating Bermuda from your lawn

For folks in warmer climates, enhanced varieties of Bermuda are one of the main grasses used in home lawns. For those of us with cool season lawns, Bermuda is the weed from hell that you can’t even kill with fire. You pull it, you spray it with glyphosate, and it just comes back stronger like it thrives on taking a beating. Pre-emergents (see here) are effective in stopping Bermuda seed , but what about Bermuda which has already take a foothold? Fortunately, there are…

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Conquering crabgrass and annual weeds

Conquering crabgrass and annual weeds

Crabgrass is an annual weed which invades lawns all over the country every summer. No matter how thick your lawn, crabgrass always seems to able to rear its ugly head. A lot of homeowners are trapped in what seems to be a never ending cycle : you spray it, some of it dies, some of it powers through, and the following year the problem is worse. Effective control of annual weeds like crabgrass is only possible if the seed cycle…

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Are organic fertilizers worth it?

Are organic fertilizers worth it?

Recently the popularity of organic fertilizers has been on the rise. More and more people use cracked corn, alfalfa or soy bean meal as their main source of nutrients for their lawn.  Proponents of organic fertilizers often claim that the use of organic fertilizers brings has great benefits. Let’s analyze each claim: Hard to overdose vs. synthetic. This is true. While application instructions on fertilizer bags are generally clear and easy to follow, some novices may feel more at ease knowing…

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