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What To Do In Your Lawn This Week, First Day of Fall

What’s up y’all, hope you are having a great week! In case you didn’t know, Monday, September 23 was the first official day of Fall 2019. Congratulations Lawn Care Nuts, you made it!Kiss the summer goodbye and get ready for some mild weather and greener lawns. Unless you live in Nashville, TN or somewhere on a similar latitude, you guys have still be hot hot hot, and dry.     Being as you are in the heart of the transition zone there, many of you have fescue lawns that you wanted to aerate/overseed and have held off a bit. If that’s you, great job being patient with your strategy. I’m getting questions from folks asking if it’s too late to seed in these areas and from what I can see, you may be running a little higher than normal in soil temps, but you’re really not too far off from where you should be. In case you can’t see the...

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...

XSTART Starter Fertilizer From Carbon Earth Co - 50lb bag

XSTART Starter Fertilizer You do not need any other fertilizer. This is not your typical synthetic big box store starter fert. It’s one of Matt Martin’s greatest creations and it’s 100% complete - no other inputs needed. If you are seeding or sodding, follow the program above and that is all you need - no additional fertilizer needed. (you do still need to water!) Directly from Carbon Earth Co - This is a complete product for growing a lawn from seed, sod or plugs. Since this is a new product, I wanted to provide a little more info for you in case you are not sure of its uses.   First off: this is a great product but it isn't "the only way to grow seed." You can grow seed with good soil contact and water alone! But if you want to improve your chances of overall success, products like If you are seeding your lawn - whether on bare...

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.