Lawn Care Education Archives • Great Garden Supply Blog blog
Category: Lawn Care Education

Spring Grass Seeding for the Lazy Fall Gardener: 10 Steps for Repairing Patchy Lawns

Overseed

Every Fall I seem to have the same problem; I’m enjoying an unseasonable warm October, getting my last swim in, enjoying mild nights on the patio, and just generally thinking no place can be better than Fall in New England.  Just as I’m about to lay down some grass seed to fill in some lawn that has been worn away by summer foot traffic, we get an early and unexpected ... read more

14th May 2014

Fall Fertilizer for a Greener Lawn Next Spring

Fall Fertilizer for Lawn

As the summer winds down and kids return to school, most homeowners turn their attention to storing the lawn furniture and closing the pool for the year. While there are numerous tasks associated with the welcoming of fall, aside from the standard pumpkin carving and leaf raking, fertilizing your lawn for the coming winter must not be overlooked. While most areas in the Northeast enjoy a mild and beautiful September, ... read more

29th August 2013

Is Your Lawn Looking a Little Bit Brown? Thatch May Be the Problem

lawnthatch

I like having a green lawn. I do. It makes me happy to walk barefoot outside and feel the soft blades of grass between my toes. You know what I don’t like? What my lawn looks like right now, in the middle of April, when it should be coming back to life. Hay. Harsh, horrible, hard hay with little blades of green peeking through here and there.  Makes me sad ... read more

17th April 2013

Spring Lawn Seeding; plan for success

greenlawn

  While the best time to seed your lawn is most certainly late Summer or early Fall, there are those of us who don’t necessarily have the  foresight to fit this into our hectic schedules. Spring seeding isn’t ideal,  but perhaps there is just enough winter damage or poor turf density from last Summers lawn enemies (grubs, moles, drought, etc.) that you just have to do it (side note; these ... read more

27th March 2013