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April 6, 2021
Lawn Care for the Spring
Lawns are greening up this month and winter weeds are growing as well. When your lawn has grown enough to mow it twice, it is time to fertilize. Mowing weeds doesn’t count.
Your options for weed control are to 1) ignore them and keep them mowed low, 2) hand-pull if there are not too many or the area is not too large, or 3) spot treat with a post-emergence organic weed killer.
The best long-term solution is to mow, water, and fertilize properly to build a dense, healthy turf that chokes out most of its weed competition. If your lawn is continually thin and weak, you will find weeds to be an ongoing problem because wherever the sunlight hits the soil, nature plants a weed. Just remember, the best weed control is a dense lawn.
Pick up our guide to organic lawn fertilization, organic herbicides and organic fungicides!
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November 4, 2020
St. Augustinegrass Home Lawn Maintenance Calendar
Taking care of your lawn can be tricky, especially in a new season. Check out our lawn maintenance calendar that’ll help you understand what to do when it comes to mowing, fertilization, weed control, irrigation, and more!
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October 2, 2020
Lawn Care for October
Fall Fertilization – Make a fall application of an organic fertilizer . Make sure not to over-fertilize because that can predispose the grass to brown patch. The purpose of fertilizing now is to get some nitrogen and potassium to the grass to help it prepare for winter and come out stronger in the spring.
Lawn Fungus – If brown patch is an annual problem on your lawn, apply a fungicide early this month to get ahead of the infection. Once the brown circles appear, it is too late to make them go away.If take all root rot has been a problem, it may help to apply a thin layer of finely ground peat moss early this month. Spread one or two 3.8 cu ft bales per 1,000 square feet of lawn and water in down to the soil surface.
Weed Control – If you are planning on applying something to prevent weed germination, do so early this month. We recommend using Corn Gluten for an organic weed pre-emergent.
MicroLife Solutions for Salty Soil
Our Humate Plus is a great long term product for salt remediation. You should put it out a couple of times a year for a couple of years after being inundated with saltwater.
Will not burn and is completely safe for all beneficial life forms.
FOXFARM BUSHDOCTOR – SledgeHammer
SledgeHammer® is a unique rinse formula designed to remove concentrated mineral salt deposits.
Derived from saponin, an extract of the Yucca schidigera plant.
SledgeHammer® is designed for organic gardening and can be used for both hydroponic and soil applications.
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September 2, 2020
Top Tips for Gardening & Lawn Care
Top tips for a successful fall vegetable garden
By Gabe Saldana
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
- Plan for adequate sunlight. (at least 6 hrs of direct unobstructed sunlight)
- Give roots and fruits the most sun.
- Consider moving leafy greens into slightly shadier garden areas.
- Amend your soil with compost. Compost helps sandy soils keep more water and it helps clay soils drain better. The quality and health of your soil will determine the health of your garden.
- Check out the online Fall Vegetable Gardening Guide.
Make a fall application of an organic fertilizer in late September. If your lawn is not dense and sunlight can reach the soil surface, weeds are likely to become a problem.
Cool season weeds start to sprout in late September. We recommend using Corn Gluten for an organic pre-emergent.
The best way to have a reasonably weed-free lawn is to build a dense turf with proper mowing, watering, fertilizing and adequate sunlight. If you don’t, you’ll be on a chemical treadmill year after year, fighting weeds.