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Measuring Your Lawn

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Ever wonder how much fertilizer your lawn truly needs? Allyn Hane, “The Lawn Care Nut,” draws on his 15+ years of professional lawn care experience to explain how to get the measurements you need to answer this question.  

Nitrogen and Your Lawn

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Allyn Hane, “The Lawn Care Nut,” draws on his 15+ years of professional lawn care experience to break down exactly why Nitrogen is so important for your lawn’s health.

Fertilizer Analysis

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Why are there three numbers prominently displayed on every bag of fertilizer? Allyn Hane, “The Lawn Care Nut,” draws on his 15+ years of professional lawn care experience to answer that question and others.

Fertilizer Basics

Fertilizer Basics

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Grasses require at least 16 different essential elements for healthy growth, most of which are provided by the grass’s surrounding environment.  However, three of these elements, nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K), are needed in larger quantities and may require you to apply a fertilizer to sustain a healthy, vigorous turf. Nitrogen is the mineral nutrient required in greatest quantity.  Not only is nitrogen responsible for enhancing the grass’s deep…

Cultural Measures Count

Improve Your Lawn’s Health

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Ever wonder how to keep weeds from growing in your lawn and when to fertilize? Here are some key tips:. Cut at the right height To promote healthier grass, mowing at to the right height is helpful in preventing weeds because keeping your turf longer helps block sunlight from weed seeds waiting to germinate. When weed seeds are evident, catch your grass clippings and dispose of them, rather than redistributing them on the…

Fertilizer Guidelines

Fertilizer Guidelines

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North and South The optimal time to apply fertilizers is when the grass roots and blades are actively growing. 

Fertilizer Guidelines

Adding Nutrients to Your Soil

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Use a slow-release fertilizer, and avoid putting down more fertilizer than you need. Adding too much nitrogen can cause rapid growth and a thinning of plant cell walls, which makes grass more susceptible to disease. The excess fertilizer may also leach and eventually find its way into waterways, polluting them. Tested Soil When restoring a lawn, apply the fertilizer as recommended by the results of your soil test. Untested Soil If you…

What's Under Your Soil?

Work on the Down Low to Improve What’s on Top

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Horticulturists agree that time spent improving what is happening below the surface of a lawn greatly reduces the time needed to maintain what is on top of it.  The ideal soil for grass meets five requirements: 1) it is slightly acidic; 2) it contains an adequate supply of nutrients; 3) it allows for deep root growth; 4) it supports a thriving population of beneficial microbes, and 5) it retains adequate…