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Nolt’s Garden Center – Gardening | Lebanon, PA

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Lawns

Beautiful lawns don't just happen!

But it's not as hard as you might think. It does not take a pro to get great results. We have what you need for success at a fraction of the cost of a lawn service.

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The first thing we need to control is crabgrass. Crabgrass is a broad-bladed grass that spreads everywhere, even into flowerbeds. It gets a fine seed head that makes a lawn look unkept. The good thing about crabgrass is that it dies in the Winter. But those seed will come up again in the Spring. Crabgrass Preventer stops those seed from germinating. You need  to apply it in late March or April before the crabgrass comes up.

But if you missed it, you can kill what came up with Crabgrass Plus.

4 Steps to a Beautiful Lawn

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The next thing we need to watch for is broad-leaf weeds. The most common of these is dandelions.  Broadleaf Weed Control not only kills the existing weeds, but also prevents new ones from germinating. We recommend to apply it in April or May. However, if weeds become a problem, it can be applied almost anytime.

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Step 3 is a Summer revitalizing fertilizer. Often we get a dry spell in the Summer. You lawn would like something to keep it healthy.

 

Along with this step, Summer is the time to watch out for grub damage. Grubs are the immature stape of Japanese Beetles. So when you control the grubs, you are eliminating them too. Grubs eat the roots off the grass. This lets dead spots across the lawn. Insect & Feed  kills grubs. If you only want to treat for grubs (no fertilizer) use Grub Beater.

Fall fertilizer is probably the step that is most often missed. However, this is one of the most important fertilizers. First, annual weeds like crabgrass are dead. So, you are only fertilizing the real grass. Another thing is that with the cooler temperatures, the fertilizer promotes root growth rather than just top growth that needs to be mowed off. Winterizer sets you off to a better start in the spring.

A Fertilizer Tip:

Because fertilizer is moisture activated, we recommend apply fertilizer right before a rain. The rain will soak the fertilizer into the ground to make it more effective. It will also make it safe for pets & children more quickly.

Organic Fertilizer

Do you have children or pets on the lawn all the time? Be safe. Use our organic fertilizers.

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Organic fertilizers do not have any chemicals in them. So to control weeds, we recommend Organic Weed Preventer. It is made from corn gluten which has been known for years as a good weed preventer. However, it is just a preventer and is best used in the Spring before the weeds come up. It is effective on crabgrass & broadleaf weeds.

Eco Lawn Spreader

There is another way to make a beautiful lawn. I think we've saved the best option for last. If you bag you grass trimmings or leaves, you are taking something away from you soil. Compost brings that back. Our compost is made from leaf and grass trimmings with cow manure added for nutrients. Although spreading compost is more expensive upfront, we feel it will pay itself off in the long run. Unlike traditional fertilizers that "run out" compost still improves your soil by keeping it loose. It is especially effective when there is very little topsoil. We rent out a spreader to make it easy for you!

Organic Compost

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