OT - Lawns

By kdroberts Latest Reply 2011-05-05 08:38:35 -0500
Started 2011-05-04 10:43:40 -0500

Completely unrelated to diabetes but I figured I'd ask to see if there are any experts here.

I need to fix up my lawn, last summer it got really dry so now it's quite thin in places and has some patches of dead (at least I think it's dead) grass. Certain areas look great an thick, others look pretty bad. I don't really have much of a problem with weeds or bugs but did get some mushroom patches last year. Other than mowing and some occasional watering last year, I've not done anything to it ever.

I'm thinking of putting down some Scotts fertilizer this week, not sure which one though. The choice is either the Lawn Pro Super Turf Builder with Weed Control or the basic Lawn Pro Super Turf Builder Lawn Fertilizer. The only reason I'm thinking of the weed control is that it has a $4 rebate and a $10 gift card to the garden center promotion on right now which makes it $10 while the regular is $20. I hope to do some regular feedings throughout the year and a winter one in the fall where I may or may not reseed certain areas.

If anyone has any ideas, suggestions or comments about my plan or in general how to fix a sorry looking lawn I'd love to hear them.

Tags: lawns

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GabbyPA 2011-05-05 08:38:35 -0500 Report

What do you mean this has nothing to do with diabetes? Yard work is good exercise and pays off in many ways.

If weeds are not overtaking your yard, then I would recommend the turf builder alone, but the weed fighting in the other won't hurt your grass and if that is the better deal, then go for it. I will say that bare spots encourage weed and bug activity though and the sooner you get them greened back up or replaced the happier you will be.

You might also want to airriate your yard or de-thatch it to make sure the fertilizer is getting into the ground and not just sitting on top.

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