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Fall Lawn Decisions Part 2 (Cool Season Lawns)

Hello fellow Lawn Care Nut, and happy Mid-August to you! As you’ve seen, I’ve been talking a lot the last few weeks about preparing for fall. In case you missed it, last week we talked about fall seeding and aeration and explored a common scenario where you have to choose between putting down pre-emergent herbicide to stop poa-annua (annual bluegrass) or taking a chance there and going ahead with aeration and overseeding the lawn. If you missed that -get it here, we released it as a supplement to our full Cool Season Hybrid Organic lawn plan. It’s important you read it if you missed it - again - pick up a copy here free. Along with that guide then, I put out a video this past weekend where we weigh in with a scenario of crabgrass in the lawn. The question then being “If I’m going to seed here in the fall time, do I kill the crabgrass in the lawn first? If...

Fall Lawn Decisions: To Seed or Not to Seed (Warm Season Lawns)

What’s up warm season grass friends? Hope you are having a great week! If you missed last week’s video - I talked about perimeter pest control, specifically against Millipedes. They have been migrating big time the last several weeks and getting into the house. Since spraying on Saturday, my wife reports (her opinion matters) nearly complete elimination of the problem. (there was 1 breach on Monday, but he’s since been flushed) I used this as my chosen product. As you know, I have a full season lawn plan available to you guys and gals who have St Augustinegrass, Bermudagrass, Zoysia, and Centipede. If you haven’t gotten it yet, make sure to pick it up here. With that, I know that summer can be a time when you let your lawn care slip a little. You are off on vacation for a week and you come back and your lawn has somehow completely gotten away from you. Welcome to the south!...

Fall Lawn Decisions: To Seed or Not to Seed (Cool Season Lawns)

This guide for fall seeding is pretty long. If you want a PDF copy sent to you via email, click here and enter your email address.  To Seed or Not to Seed, That is The Question Hey there Lawn Care Nuts! Did you catch my video from the weekend? If not, some big announcements in there and some DIY Perimeter Pest Control action - spraying and praying on Sunday… loads of fun - go watch it here. Today’s subject though, is much more important. It’s about seeding. Many of you will remember my guy Chris Heider who runs Handy Dad TV. He has been getting some great results following my cool season lawn plan this season. As you will see below, his results have been stellar - which has him wondering about fall time seeding vs applying pre-emergents. You can’t do both so a decision has to be made. With that, let’s get right into it: ------------------- Chris writes: Al...

Dominating Nutsedge

Dominating Nutsedge

Nutsedge, Nutgrass, Kyllinga, Water Grass - call it what you want, it’s nasty and it’s raging right now. What’s funny about this one is that we ALL deal with it, no matter what the grass type or location.I saw lots of it in NW Indiana just a couple weeks ago when I was up there visiting. It certainly stuck out, showing it’s sharp, neon green sword-like leaves amongst some double-dark Kentucky Bluegrass. (here is a video here of that little adventure) Additionally, I’ve battled these bastards here in my Beautiful St Augustinegrass yard here in SW Florida. I did a pretty comprehensive video about my battle with it in 2017 and it’s worth a re-watch if you too, have problems with sedges.Now here I sit this year, it’s late July and we have had rain rain rain down here. More and more, longer sustained storms, earlier each day than the next. It’s abnormal. (our normal pattern entails quick, fast passing heavy thunderstorms every...

Cost of DIY Lawn Care vs TruGreen

This cost comparison guide is pretty long. If you want a PDF copy sent to you via email, click here and enter your email address.   The Cost of DIY Lawn Care vs TruGreen Detail/Math/Knowledge Level: Medium I’m not picking on TruGreen. I am using them because everyone knows the name, and they are transparent with their pricing online too. That’s it. Don’t take it personally TG, I love all of the things you taught me when I hired and trained dominant sales teams for you. And kudos for offering transparent pricing online. Seriously. I’m not saying TruGreen is bad. They serve a purpose but they are essentially my competition if you think about it. I want more homeowners to DIY so I can grow my audience. So in that vein, I am trying to take market share from them. My primary goal, however, is to educate. In the end, some folks that read this may find they prefer to have...