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Nitrogen and Your Lawn

Nitrogen and Your Lawn with the Lawn Care Nut

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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. “When it comes to the macro-nutrients, nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium seem to get all the attention, but in today’s Toro Yard Hack, we’re going to talk about the leader of the pack, the alpha dog, the big growth pusher, the one…

Understanding Fertilizer

Understanding Fertilizer with the Lawn Care Nut

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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. “You know those three numbers that you see on every single bag of fertilizer that’s on the shelf these days? Well, today, in our Toro Yard Hack, we’re going to talk about those three numbers, what…

Soil Testing

Lawn Soil Testing with the Lawn Care Nut

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Allyn Hane, “The Lawn Care Nut,” draws on his 15+ years of professional lawn care experience to provide practical lawn care advice to homeowners and DIYers. Here, he shows you the importance of soil testing and what you can learn from it! “Growing grass from seed, I know, it seems like magic. But how do you know if the grass seed that you’re getting is even any good? Cue that…

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…