In a way, my daughter and I dread to see spring arrive at our home, because my husband becomes Super Lawn Man and proceeds to drive us crazy. I must admit that we do have a beautiful lawn and he is very proud of it each year. I asked him what were the five most important lawn care products that he could not live without each season. The top five lawn care products that you will want to purchase for your lawn are:
According to my lawn care genius, to have a great lawn you must begin with a great grass seed mix. My husband swears by Scotts when it comes to choosing his grass seed mix each year. He said that they could not be topped when it comes to quality and performance for his grass seed mix. He chooses the Scotts Turf Builder Sun & Shade Mix because it is versatile and performs well in both the shade and sun giving an even coverage to the entire lawn. There are many different types of grass seed mixes and you should research the best grass seed mix for your climate and conditions.
I have been educated (in great detail by my husband) that you must not just fertilize in the spring but you must fertilize prior to winter in order to protect your lawn during the cold months and to ensure a luscious green lawn for next spring. We use Scotts Turf Builder WinterGuard Fall Lawn Fertilizer to protect our lawn during the winter months and provide for better root systems next spring. It is essential to a good lawn that you use a high quality fertilizer in the winter to protect and prepare your lawn for spring.
Of course, you cannot use the same fertilizer in the spring that you use in the winter because lawns require different nutrients throughout the year. Lawns have different needs in the spring and therefore require a different fertilizer in the spring to ensure a green, healthy lawn during the summer months. My husband prefers Greenview Fairway Formula Spring Fertilizer Weed & Feed with Crabgrass Preventer for his spring lawn care. Greenview fertilizers and grass seed mixes are a high quality product like Turf’s and provide our lawn with the correct mixture of materials to help maintain it year round.
Our family supports eco-friendly, green alternatives in our home including the products we use in our lawn care. No matter how much work my husband does in the lawn, he also has a few stubborn weeds that are resistant to his efforts to eradicate them. We attempt to use eco-friendly products for lawn care whenever possible and like the products we found from Clean Air Gardening. They have organic herbicides to kill weeds in our lawn without hurting the environment.
My husband also believes that for proper lawn care you need to aerate the soil in the fall. This will improve the quality of your lawn by allowing roots to grow and take better hold in the soil. It will increase the amount of water the soil is able to absorb as well as improve the air exchange. My husband prefers to aerate in the fall to reduce the soil compaction resulting from more use during the spring and summer.