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5 Steps to a Better Lawn by Halloween

In last week’s exciting episode of “Lawns Across America” we pulled a little slice of the Midwest, Miamisburg, OH out into the spotlight and used their weather/climate/forecast as a way to map out a later season fall aeration and seeding plan. If you missed it, I highly recommend you go read it as it will help train your mind on strategy; true lawn strategy. If you did not put down seed this fall you may want to consider a final pre-emergent application for the season to prevent weeds in early spring. If you have a warm-season lawn, then you DEFINITELY want to get a pre-emergent down sometime between now and mid-October. Even though your turf may go dormant for a bit over winter, your soil does not and that’s where the weed seed are. We have two primary choices I recommend. Dithiopyr Prodiamine They both work about the same so get the one that best suits you. I’ll be applying...

Cool Season Lawns Across America: September 2018

What’s up ya’ll, how is your September “fall recovery” plan working out? Hopefully you have one! Or maybe you think it’s too late? Cool season lawns… let’s find out! Cool Season Lawns Hello there Cool Season Friends. That’s you folks with the Kentucky Bluegrass (KBG), Turf Type Tall Fescue (any fescue really) and Perennial Ryegrass. Most of you have blends of these - which is great! So let’s talk through some options and look at the weather to help you decide just where to take action. First off, for a good majority of you across the US, it’s not too late to undertake the big one: the full Fall Aeration, Overseed, Starter Fert and Milo. Me and Jake have been working through it together - here is the full playlist with my vids and his all put together: Now that playlist is our way of working through the very steps that I illustrate in my cool season hybrid organic lawn...

Cool Season Lawn Rehab Project - Supplement Guide

LCN/JTLK Cool Season Lawn Rehab Project Supplement Guide This is a supplement guide designed to give more context surrounding a cool season lawn fall recovery or rehab program (Kentucky Bluegrass/Fescue/Rye). Our project (myself and Jake The Lawn Kid) starts here in the fall and will go through until next summer and possibly beyond! It’s located in NW Indiana, about 35 miles from Chicago, IL. Here’s the plan: Full on aeration (double/triple pass), overseeding, Starter Fert, Milo and in one section we did the Greene County Fert Seed Starter Pack and in another we are testing a really cool water retention chemistry called Hydretain. Jake has already released his first video showing our prep work and some updates to the strategy. Here we are Sunday morning, Sept 2, getting ready to execute the plan: Property Map For You To Follow Along Here is my map showing the different areas of the lawn we are treating and how we are treating them....

How To Test Your Soil

How To Test Your Soil

What’s up ya’ll? Hope your late August is going well! Hard to believe but this is really the peak of summer. I know your kids have all gone back to school, but I assure you, summer is NOT over.If you have a warm-season lawn, you should keep pushing the fert! (or maybe you prefer this version) Whichever way your music tastes swing, your lawn is pushing mega roots and the soil microbes are going nuts along with them, making conditions ripe. These hot days are when the most progress is made. Keep her fed, frequently trimmed and properly irrigated and she will perform like a champ. Just look at my St Augustine (its Floratam) from this weekend’s video:  That lawn hasn’t had any macro fert since very late May... ...Now I’m using the Bio-Stimulants to keep my lawn green down here in Florida where me and my bro’s all have fert restrictions…. But still, look how green it is. I keep it irrigated (the rain does) and...

Halloween Domination 2018

Happy Sunday Ya'll. Real quick a new video is live on YouTube where I get a tour of a large sod farm among other things. Here's the link.Now... for many of you who have purchased (or are looking to purchase) the Bio-Stimulant Pack in the last few weeks and are wondering how best to maximize it for fall time. It doesn’t matter if you have cool season or warm season turf. Our goal is to strengthen roots/stolons/rhizomes and increase microbial action in the soil which will in turn pack more nutrients into the plants.Here’s what I recommend do, and what I will also be doing at my house this fall: First off, take the 0-0-2 MicroGreene and put it aside. You’re going to bring that one out about 7 days before #HalloweenDomination2018. It’s your secret weapon.You’ll be left with 1 gallon/128 oz each of: Humic12 - this is the product in the line that kicks the microbes into gear. Air8 - this is the product that drags air...