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Let's Seed & Feed the Lawn
September 2014

The fall has quickly come upon us and many lawns have suffered damage from the summer heat.  We have seen lawns affected by insects, disease, drought and more.  The good news is that fall is the perfect time to repair and rebuild your lawn.  There is still time for you to have the best lawn in town!
Start with the soil

The key to a successful lawn is the soil.  If you have poor soil you will have a poor looking lawn.  The two biggest issues with the soil is soil pH and compaction.  The optimum soil pH to grow grass is 6.0 to 6.8.  Take a soil test this fall if you have not done one recently.  If your pH is too low use Mag-I-Cal Calcium Fertilizer to help raise the pH.  Mag-I-Cal will also help to release trapped nutrients in the soil.  The other problem is compaction.  Hard packed soil will prevent grass roots from growing deeply and establishing a strong system.  Use Love Your Lawn-Love Your Soil to help relieve compaction and make the soil more alive and porous.  Want to know more? Check out this helpful video:

Healthy soil is the key to a beautiful lawn
Healthy soil is the key to a beautiful lawn

Seed your lawn this fall
grass growing Fall is the best time to seed your lawn.  The hot daytime temperatures are past, the soil is warm and fall rains return.  Now is the time to repair your lawn from any summer damage.  Remember these key tips when seeding your lawn this fall:

1. Choose the proper grass seed mixture for the area whether it is sunny, shady or something in between. We recommend our Fall Magic Grass Seed.
2. Properly prepare the area by loosening the soil to create good seed to soil contact.
3. Use a spreader for even coverage and do not bury the seed more than a quarter of an inch below the surface.
4. Do not apply straw or hay to the newly seeded area as it can contain weed seeds.
5. Keep the new seedlings moist while they begin to grow.
6. The same day you seed also apply New Seeding Lawn Fertilizer to give the new seedlings the nutrients they need.

Want more seeding and watering tips? Check this out!
Strengthen roots with fall fertilizer
grass roots This fall be sure you fertilize your lawn to strengthen the root systems and help the grass plants survive the cold winter.  Use Winter Survival Fall Fertilizer to enhance root development.  This product also contains iron, sulfur and humates which gives the lawn a deep green color.

Looking for an organic option? Use Jonathan Green Organic Lawn Fertilizer  or Natural Beauty.  These organic fertilizers are composed of high quality organic materials that contain humates for root development.  Many states now have laws regarding lawn fertilizers and their application timing so be sure to check if your area has any restrictions.

Want to know more about fertilizing in the fall? Click here!
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Free New American Lawn Guide

Have you downloaded your copy of the New American Lawn Guide?  This updated comprehensive guide will give you lawn care tips for each season.  It is also a handy reference tool for common lawn problems like soil pH, insects and weeds.

To download your free copy of this helpful guide visit New American Lawn Guide
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