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Florida and Texas DIY Pre-Emergent Lawn Care Guide

I wrote this plan specifically for “South Florida” as a winter pre-emergent and soil plan, but many of you could still benefit from incorporating a lot of this into your plans as well. Watch The Videos First off, make sure you watch the video I put out just this past weekend outlining the basics of the Florida Pre-Emergent Plan. I’m not going to get into the watering portion in this written guide, so just make sure you get down at least 1” of water a week anywhere in Florida.Even if your turf is brown and dormant, your soil is not and we don’t want it to dry out completely.Here is a fun video showing you some ways to get your sprinkler heads free from being buried after the long summer:   Controlling Weeds In Florida Lawns Keep in mind. There is no pre-emergent that controls every single weed.A pre-emergent weed control strategy is only a piece of the overall approach.No...

Your Lawn Care Season is NOT Over Yet

Hey there, sorry it’s been a few weeks since I’ve sent an email with tips. I’ve been recovering from the GIE+EXPO while also taking some time to have a little fun with a Famous Lawn Mower Yard Sale Prank, as well as changing the oil in my mowers. Note: I did not get a chance to run my yearly Halloween Domination party at the house this season. I just wasn’t able to pull it together this year. However, we have something more important than that going on right now, the entire lawn care community is raising awareness for #MowVember and I shaved off my beard in this video here.   Crazy Late Fall Weather Speaking of canceled Halloween… look what Joe from Chicago sent me… this was his lawn Halloween night! Just so you know, that much snow is VERY early for da-Chicago-Land-Area Over-Bye-Dare! Brian B, another Chicago-Land resident - sent this pic of his covered up domination as well....

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...

Fall Pre-Emergent Lawn Care Strategies

It’s time to prepare for fall, y’all. Doesn’t matter where you live, it’s time to think about your strategy. Far north, far south or anywhere in between, there are some fall preparations we all need to consider.