Friday, May 13, 2011

My Sad Lawn

By Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) at 7:03 PM
It's that time of year that we're all outside. Working on our gardens, planting flowers, trees. I love it.

One thing I don't love is having a ugly yard and this past winter definitely did a number on our yard. See what I mean, the unusually cold winter killed our grass, just leaving tiny patches. It is horrible that it's May and Makenna doesn't have a beautiful lawn to play on.

So with that, it was definitely time to go shopping! I bought some weed and bug killer. Yes, sorry I kill bugs, especially ants! I HATE them!
That took just a couple days to get rid of all the hills in our yard. Next step, feeding our pathetic yard.

 I went out and purchased Scott's Southern Turf Builder. Besides it having more nutrients to withstand the heat here in Florida I'm sure it likes fried chicken since it's Southern. Anyway, with my trusty Scott's feeder I went to town on the front yard.
I absolutely love how easy it is to apply so my act of knowing all things of gardening can still hold true in my husbands eyes!
Scott's Turf Builder is made with 100% pure nutrition in every granule. Bargain brands can contain as much as 40% filler. Also the granules are tiny, so you achieve MORE even feeding and greening over every square inch of your lawn. Those bargain brands mix together separate larger particles that can result in hit or miss feeding/greening. So even though he may be getting a better "deal" on the cheapo stuff, you're going to be kicking yourself later when your lawn isn't pretty. Funny but the first thing I noticed when I opened the bag was that it looked like cat litter, lol. My husband came from from work and asked me what happened to the grass dirt.

Within a couple days he had nothing to say about the "cat litter" because we actually saw thick, beautiful grass growing! Just look what happened in just one weeks time! Yes, still a little patchy but it's still pretty and I am loving the yard now. Since taking this picture the grass has filled in a bit more and we actually have a yard to mow the other day! How exciting do you think I was - not so exciting for the hubby since he's the one who had to do it. Sorry babe.

One thing I learned is that you can apply Scott's Turf Builder year around on any type of grass and to help you out even more it's formulated with slow release nitrogen so you’ll get a beautiful, green lawn – without burning, even if you apply too much (that's a good feature for me). Just in case I forget something and need a little help I've signed up to receive Scott's email newsletter (and you should too!!) so I can get tips, tricks and even a custom feeding reminder schedule and lets not forget special offers!

Tomorrow when the hubby is off we are going straight back to Target and buying about 4 more bags so we can do the sides of the house and the backyard. Shhh those parts of the yard pretty much still look like the top nasty picture. I love love love Scott's Turf Builder and it is definitely my go-to lawn care brand now!

I am a member of One2One Network and because of this I received the product from One2One Network and Scott's to faciliate my review.
All opinions are my own


3 commented:

The Slocums on May 15, 2011 at 11:15 PM said...

Our yard looks very similar to yours! Thanks for sharing :). Maybe it's time I work on mine too!

PipersMom2009 on May 16, 2011 at 10:14 PM said...

This is awesome! I will have to tell my dad about this for his sad lawn!

Meredith on June 2, 2011 at 8:48 PM said...

we have the opposite prob.. it gets so hot that u can only water your yard spartically due to water conservation and also at certain times of day becuz heat + water will literally cook are grass.. we can never win huh?! lol

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