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Just because we are in February it does not mean you cant prepare your lawn for spring

Preparing for lawn envy in February I know what your thinking its February its cold outside the grass is dormant why in the hell would i want to go outside.
Let me tell you why that is the wrong approach. In a few days it will be February and theres at least 5 things you can do now for that lawn envy.
Five  things to do now in February for that lawn envy
If that is the lawn envy your looking for then read on. (that is actually my yard but its not that difficult to do as long as you follow a few simple tips.

#1  Remove thatch and dethatch in February as thatch can build up depending on the type of grass you have so remove it. Make sure you make shallow cuts so you dont remove any healthy grass. Remove it and put it in landfill or, compost or if  have forest in backyard. #2 after you dethatch fertilize as you know February is 3 months before May when it will be warmer and your grass will come out of dormancy. Also fertilizers most of them last for 3 months so in late Apr…
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dormant seeding preparation should start now

Make sure to start your dormant seeding preparation now

You know the secret to getting that beautiful lawn is dormant seeding in the winter when the lawn goes dormant and the ground is frozen. Just one thing you still have to make soil to soil contact so the secret is to go around your house now and work the soil now where its bare.
Yes now in November before the ground gets frozen work in the soil rough it up a bt and fill in any soil if you need to. Also now is also a good time to buy your compost before it sells out. Remember you have to do these things before the grounds gets frozen when the ground is frozen you wont be able to work in the soil. You also wont be able to cover up or mulch your new seed with compost if you wait until  January to buy your compost. So go out and buy your compost now.

I will be posting some before pictures as i will be doing some dormant seeding myself so check back to see them next month. Post some of your pictures aswell as id love to see them

Random lawn and garden tips

Random Lawn TipsHey guys I wanted to create a page devoted to random lawn tips whenever something popped into my head so this page will be devoted to random lawn tips not on any other page of my blog already. Growing grass under pine trees
The secret to growing grass under pine trees is to make sure you are fertilizing and watering but,also you have to be using the best shade grass you can find. The other thing a lot of people overlook is they forget or never rake the pine needles as leaving the pine needles will affect and restrict any growth of any shade grass so make sure you rake the pine needles.
The best no mow grassWhen your in need of a no mow grass look no further than Creeping Red Fescue. In my opinion it is the best fine fescue grass for shade and to just fill an area or renovate a area that needs some green. I just renovated this small area near some tree trunks where there was no grass there before. But creeping red fescue will grow anywhere even in the most acidic soils. An…

my Titan Rx turf type tall fescue renovation

My titan rx journey
Hello everyone like most of us we all have to do some renovating every now and then .It can be some aggressive weeds taking over your lawn. Or just a bad variety of grass in your lawn you have to remove and start over.
In my case I had both the previous owner did not really take care of his lawn so the variety of fescue he has was an older one not so disease persistent ,lots of aggressive weeds,crabgrass and other grassy weeds that were very annoying. I just wanted a nice lush,dark green lawn to be there for years to come that out kids could play on.
Its on film
So back in July I started the renovation and luckily for you I filmed it all except for the rototilling and the before picture. Yes my mistake I wish I had filmed the before picture so you would have seen how bad it was anyhow I will next time.
So like I said I have been filming this since July and will upload the whole video by the middle of October so you can see my journey with the variety of turf type tall …

Whats the reason your mowing today

Mow with purpose

A lot of guys I see in my neighborhood they are just mowing there lawn to mow the lawn,if that makes any sense to you.
They are just going through the motions to cut the  grass “oh its cut its done let me go inside and drink some more beer”
That clearly is not the attitude youd want when your cutting the grass as that attitude will not bring you lawn envy.
Don’t go through the motions
These guys probably just had a fight with the wife,just had an argument and need some fresh air so they go outside to mow,not realizing the lawn  does not need to be cut. Maybe they saw there neighbor cutting there lawn and wanted to be cool and went outside cause the neighbor was there.
No not a good look and don’t do it as youll see why this is not good.
You always want to mow with purpose always !!!
Right height
Lets say you were on vacation. For 3 weeks so three weeks you did not mow. So you should be saying to yourself ,I cant have too many clippings on the lawn it will cause thatch .So when…

Fall is the time to get ready for your lawn envy

People want that lawn envy in the spring. That lush dark green thick lawn but, you know what no one wants to do the work in the  fall to achieve it.If you want this lawn you see above in the spring and all year round the truth is the work starts in the fall.
Some people actually put all there power tools away for the summer in the fall as soon as the calendar hits September thats a huge mistake.
It all Starts in August
The truth is the lawn envy  that you want to achieve the hard work starts actually starts in mid august .

Not only that but,those tools you just put away for the summer you really need to go to your garage or shed and take them back out. You also need to run back out to your garden store to purchase some stuff and put it away for future use before it sells out.
Reseed in August
Okay for starters August is the best time to reseed your lawn because of the dropping temperatures and the longer cooler nights.So go outside with your smart phone or tablet and take a picture of your …

Kentucky Blue Grass Fescue mix,or Fescue

Tall Turf Fescue/KBG blend or just Fescue

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If your not used to or familiar with tall turf fescue by itself .Kentucky blue grass blend ,or just  a fine fescue then youve come to the right place.

     Fine fescue - will be chewings fescue,creeping red fescue,and hard fescue .Of course there are more fine fescues. Sometimes you will find these in a mix at your local store. Fine fescue is great in shade,under trees even pine trees,and great in  sandy and acidic soils. Fine fescue also does not have to be fertilized as much or irrigated as much as Tall Turf Fescue or kbg. Fine Fescue looks great as you see in my lawn above under …