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Summer Lawn FAQs - What you can and can't do with your weed control during the summer

What’s up ya’ll? It's getting HOT out there all across the country. Hope you all have a great 4th of July coming up! Today we've got some Q/A on what you CAN vs CANNOT do with your weed control when it gets this hot. Dig in below...-----------------------------------Allyn,I bought your Cool Season Guide and watching your YouTube channel has helped me tremendously from when I was at a complete loss for working on my lawn. I did have a question for you regarding spraying of weeds as I am a little hesitant since I have killed my fair share of grass in the past.I'm currently located in Wisconsin and I have my spot sprayer ready to go along with my Bayer Advanced All-in-One weed killer. I feel like if I spray in the summer I'm just going to stress out and kill my grass. Is it better to let the lawn be as it is with current fertilizing until I get to Fall, or am I...

July 4th is upon us. What to do if you can't get Milo

My friends, July 4 is nearly upon us. Milorganite is in short supply across much of the country, and you may be one of those caught off guard. You are sitting here, it’s the week before, you’re at work right now, and you know the lawn is not as green as it should be to celebrate the independence of this great nation. What can a Lawn Care Nut do?Answer: Ringer Lawn Restore.Cool Season Lawns (KBG, Fescue, Rye)You know Milo is my #1 fave, but in times like this, we can always count on Ringer. It’s also a good idea to get a shot of potassium in the lawn during summer stress and Ringer delivers strong dosages here with an analysis of 10-0-6.At 10lbs/1000 you will get a FULL POUND of Nitrogen, and over half pound of Potassium. You know what’s cool about that? Timing. You will get visible results with Ringer in 3 days time during this kind of heat. In...

Is it too late to treat crabgrass?

What’s up ya’ll, hope you had a wonderful Father's Day weekend! Here is a video I did on “Milorganite Shortage?”Let’s just jump into it: Pre-Emergent ReminderI know we hammered home the importance of pre-emergent herbicides very early in the year. Many of you listened and got that early spring pre-emergent application of prodiamine down and are good to go.However, if you’ve had a major issue with crabgrass in the past, or you have not put any pre-emergent down yet at all, then right now is the time to get your application of dithiopyr down. It may not get everything, but it will still be much better than nothing. To review - pre-emergent herbicides mostly prevent weedy grasses from entering the lawn. They do this by disrupting growth at the cellular level when plants are very young. If you don’t get to them before they emerge (hence the term “pre-emergent” herbicide) then it will be too late to prevent and you’ll have to switch to a more difficult...

LCN’s Turf & Tree Cocktail Menu (aka. How To Use N-Ext Products)

Warning: This guide is meant to make spraying the lawn fun. I am not telling you to ingest these products. The “cocktail recipes” in this guide are meant to be sprayed on your lawn or landscape. Always read labels. Have fun. LCN’s Turf & Tree Cocktail Menu (rated pg-13)Featuring: Nitrogen Extension Many of you have asked for various ways to use the N-Ext products from Greene County Fertilizer Company. As I have said in videos before, these products are all new to me here in 2018. But now I have some experience, and results with them and I’m glad I went ahead on faith with these guys.I met the owner, John Perry at a conference in St Pete Beach earlier this year, sat in on a couple of his sessions on soils, and I was hooked. It was like a whole new world had been opened up to me and the possibilities of more ways to “Throw’er Down” and “Spray...

Have a

Cool season friends, this one is for you. Warm season, please read just for enjoyment, I’ll have a tip for you coming up soon as well.In the meantime, here is an email question I got from an LCN on Long Island, NY. The pictures along the way are ones posted by LCNs in our FaceBook Group. I figured they’d be fun ways to show off some of our people’s work while you read these tips: ---------Good Morning Allyn,I purchased a house last September (Long Island, NY) and the lawn I inherited was more of a neglected salad than a lawn. The previous owner had a company that it seems that all they did was mow once a week and that was that.Now I'm taking care of the lawn, mowing 2x a week (4" tall) and giving it some Milo! Now it looks better but still a salad.i think I have fine fescue, tall fescue, perennial rye, kbg and annual poa......