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Paul

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Spring lawn care
« on: May 13, 2011, 10:11:13 AM »
OK my lawn looks like ass, my neighbors lawn is already greened up and growing, I didn't see him doing anything special. My lawn is very thick with brown grass, I went and bought one of those mower blades with the plastic de-thatching strings on it and am going to try it tonight. Anyone tried one of these? How good do they work? Then I plan to fertilize with that lawn feed, should I water more after it's fertilized?

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Re: Spring lawn care
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2011, 11:44:44 AM »
Hey Paul I borrowed my neighnors blade with the spring sticking out on each blade (powerrake blade) WOW huge difference right there. I did that last week and my front lawn is coming in like a golf course!! I was thinking of getting some of that scotts turf builder and doing a light dressing and see if that helps. For patchy spots I bought the scotts stuff in the gold jug that stuff works really well to fill in spots were the dog ruined or even in shady areas where normally grass wont grow.
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Re: Spring lawn care
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2011, 11:45:29 AM »
I forgot to add water in the morning. It's the best time just after sun up.
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Re: Spring lawn care
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2011, 12:10:02 PM »
I have always wondered what the best is.  I hear the best is to dethatch and then to seed.  Fertalizer 4 times a year as well and to water in the evening or early morning. 

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Re: Spring lawn care
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2011, 04:34:25 PM »
Worked City Parks for 18 years. I would suggest powerrake, irrate, then fertilize with 10-10-10. Its a slow acting fertilizer that will perk your lawn right up. Fertilize again after the grass goes dormant in the fall.

Right now you can find alot of packaged deals with most landscapers that will do all of the above plus a first cut for about $100 on a average size lawn.
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Re: Spring lawn care
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2011, 05:19:34 PM »
Watch using Green Drop and other companys that offer the service. My Mom and Dad and neighbour had them come in one year on a package deal and never had fairy ring before that then they both had them after that. Hard to get rid of. Do it yourself and stay free of dieease. IMHO