Tuesday, September 14, 2010

First Fall Lawn Care

September 13, 2010

Aereated, seeded, fertilized. The summer was so hot and so dry that the lawn has seen little attention except for occasional mowing. Big Mistake, but I just can't work in the extreme heat any more. Now we have water restrictions so seeding etc. may be a mistake too.

I used one bag of seed which they say is enough to seed 5000 sq feet so it should be enough to over seed my 10K. I used 3 5K sq. ft. bags of fertilizer. We'll see how it turns out and will post some pics if the seed germinates and looks good. Otherwise,..........................

Sunday, April 4, 2010

2010 Spring Activities

Spring has sprung.. I can hardly believe the work to be done. Limbs and sticks everywhere, ruts and missing grass all along the street thanks to the snow plows and neighbors that don't know how to keep their cars on the street, etc.

The solutions are fairly obvious. I've gotten all the limbs, sticks and leaves up. Also, filled in all the stuff along the street. In an effort to try to avoid the same problems another year, I've installed posts with reflectors along the street. Fertilizer and Pre emergents are down. Hopefully this will lead to lots of grass to mow. For the record, here are photo's of the street and the products that have been put down. Also, there's a photo of the new bushes by the front of the shed. They are Japanese Holly compacta.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

D is for December

Finally, the vast majority of the leaves are up. None too soon I might add because it's time to move on toward warmer weather. The last of the fall yard work was completed yesterday with
the application of the December fertilizer.


No other lawn work is planned until we return home in the spring when I'll apply some spring green up fertilizer and a pre-emergent for the weeds.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

O is for October

2009 has produced another bumper crop of acorns. I've gotten up the worst of them, mowed and put down the October fall fertilizer using speedygreen 2000 set on 4+. Last months seed and aereation has produced lots of new grass and the yard is looking good.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

First Fall Activity

Fall is here. Fall lawn care started with aeration. I now know why I once said that I'll never aerate again. These machines are killers and unles some extraordinary results are the outcome, never again. Following aeration, I applied starter fertilizer and seed. This year I applied seed at a rate that's about double that which I've used for over seeding in the past.

Seed was applied with a speedygreen 2000 setting on 4 1/2. Fertilizer seeting was 8. We'll post some results later.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Summer Update

As usual, late summer is a time when the weeds flourish. My lawn is no exception. Things could be better with more attention but health matters have gotten in the way. Maybe next year.

The July feeding was July 29, 2009
Next: Areate and plant seed in early September

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Early Summer

Today I spread Scotts summerguard turf builder fertilizer. The lawn is holding up pretty well but summer is here and the heat is taking it's toll. Most of the problems are weeds. I'll work on this next week with weed be gone.
I bought this Scotts product last year at Sams on a clearance deal for about $15. The price for this bag this year is about $55. This is worth remembering.