I get more questions about how to kill weeds without hurting good grass than any other lawn topic. Since my most read blog posting by a long shot is very timely for spring, click here to read “Kill Weeds without Killing Your Good Grass”
Another most asked question is when to put down crabgrass preventer. Click here to learn all about my recommendations for crabgrass prevention timing.
Watch this short video to see how I feed a lawn. My guess is that you will find that it’s easier and faster than you think.
Rita and I have gotten some great gardening ideas by visiting both public and private gardens in our area. What is cool about visiting private gardens is getting the opportunity to ask the owner questions about the plants they are growing.
Here is a link to The Garden Conservancy web site where you can not only learn of special events at public gardens, but also find out about their Open Days program for 2013. The Open Days program allows you to visit a private garden in your area on the single day that the owner has opened it to the public.
If you live in an area where some of the lawns in your neighborhood are brown in winter and some are green, you know there are different kinds of grass. Or if you are a golfer, you know there is a different kind of grass growing on the green compared to what is growing on the fairway.
Then one day you read the weed control package it states “Do not use on this and that kind of lawn!” This is especially the case with weed controls for southern lawns. So, what to do?
Well, I have good news for you. Click here to go to Scotts easy to use grass type identifier. We start with your zip code to narrow down the kind of lawn you have, then help you figure it out with descriptions and pictures of grass types that grow in your area.
Let me know if you need more help and I will see what I can do.
They say the first thing to go is your memory. Well if that’s true, then the second thing to go may be your lawn. Missing essential lawn care applications can put your lawn at risk. That’s why Scotts Lawn Email Reminder Service is so valuable. Let’s say you forget the right time to feed your lawn. Or what type of lawn food to use. Scotts email service reminds you. And the beauty of Scotts email reminder service – it is customized and timed to fit your specific lawn, right down to your zip code.
If you are near Columbus, Ohio this weekend, stop by the Central Ohio Home & Garden Show to get your lawn and vegetable gardening questions answered. I will be giving a presentation “Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening” on Saturday, March 1 at 5:00 pm and again on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 pm. Also on Saturday at 6:00 pm I will be covering my “Lawn Care Tips for Central Ohio” All of these presentations will be on the Garden Stage sponsored by The Franklin Park Conservatory.
On Saturday morning, March 1 from 8 to 9 am I will be on “The Plant Talk Ohio” show with The Ohio Nurseryman Fred Hower. Click here to link to the show website where you can listen in.
Then later Saturday morning, sometime between 10 and 11 am, I will be on the air with Ron Wilson on his “In the Garden” radio show broadcasting from WTVN 610 Radio in Columbus, OH (click this link to listen live).