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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...

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!...