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September Lawn Updates for All Grass Types

Hey y’all hope you are having a great week!Still so much lawn time left for all of us and in fact, I think the fall can be some of the best looks for our lawns no matter what grass type or area of the country we are in. Let’s run down the line here from north to south.Cool Season Lawns - North, East, and TransitionYou cool kids are all getting well into your aeration and overseeding strategies and in fact, a good portion of the country - you all are already a few weeks into your watering regimen.This brings me to the tip I have for you this week, and that is patience and trust. I am getting two primary questions right now in regards to aeration and overseeding “post-care.” Question: “Allyn, when can I mow? The lawn is getting super tall!” Answer: Podcast Segment, How to Mow BEFORE & AFTER Seeding | Fall Overseeding Tips. (subscribe for more) Question: “I seeded 2 weeks ago and...

What To Throw Down Right Now

Hans, Franz, and A Tale Of Two Turgid Lawns - What To Throw Down Right Now “Hey Allyn, I recently relocated from Northern Illinois where I had a beautiful cool season lawn down here to Texas where I have St Augustine grass and I find that almost nothing I’ve learned translates. It’s like starting all over, can you help me understand why this is?” - Don L, HoustonThis question presents an opportunity for us all to learn something. I hear it often and so today I’m going to talk you through why things are so different, and then help you set a path forward. Good news is, the one thing we all have in common right now is time.There is still plenty of time for your to make positive headway in your lawn, no matter what grass type you have. As usual, I encourage you to read this entire email no matter what your grass type. I run through some...

Secret To A Green Lawn All Summer

What’s up y’all? Hope you are having a great summer! Yep, it’s here, first official full week of summer and it’s time to get your lawn nice and dark green. But keep in mind, we don’t want to push too much growth so keep things going nice and easy. If you want to use micronutrients, especially iron, to keep your lawn looking dark this summer, you may want to consider the MicroGreene product. Here is a video I did last Sunday showing you my results: This heavier app was done because I am running a Florida Blackout plan. Here in Manatee County, FL, we are not permitted to throw down nitrogen or phosphorus containing fertilizers from June 1 until the end of September. You can read about the ordinance and why we have it in place here. But here’s the thing: you can institute your own blackout on any lawn, no matter what the grass type, and keep a nice...