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Old 04-08-2017, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Neighbor stopped over late yesterday afternoon and commented on how every year my rose garden and perennials look the best she has ever seen. I told my recommendation of one product above the rest is Bayer Adavanced 3-in-1 All In One Rose and Flower and she too could have great results.

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Old 04-08-2017, 04:57 PM
 
Location: British Columbia
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My Lawn, My Rose Bushes, and My Flowering Perennials - March/April 2017




Where are they? I'm seeing a lot of promotions for commercial products and comments about your garden's appearance but I'm not seeing any pictures of your lawn and plants. I'd love to see them and I've been looking forward to you posting your pix. Are you not able to post pictures?


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Old 04-08-2017, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Thanks for following the progress of my lawn and flower beds.

Since so many people have asked what I use, I am happy to help others achieve the same results.

Lots of products out there and took me years to filter through the good and bad ones.

Quality over quantity. Doesn't take a lot of work, just need to use the right products.

As much as I would love to post photos, wife doesn't really like the idea of her home posted online as I am sure most would understand and feel the same.

She gets enough attention already with the locals. LOL


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My Lawn, My Rose Bushes, and My Flowering Perennials - March/April 2017

I'm seeing a lot of promotions for commercial products and comments about your garden's appearance but I'm not seeing any pictures of your lawn and plants. I'd love to see them and I've been looking forward to you posting your pix. Are you not able to post pictures?


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Old 04-09-2017, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Clover?

My bottle of Gordon's take care of any clover...weeds, including clover don't stand a chance in my lawn!
You sound like my coworker, he sprays his whole yard with Speed Zone to get rid of clover. Personally it doesn't bother me, it dies off in the heat of summer anyways. I'd rather not spray my entire yard with 2,4-d, that stuff leaches into the ground and is harmful to trees and shrubs.
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Old 04-10-2017, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Oh no, I would never spray a lawn with Speed Zone, only spot treat as needed.

If your area is all clover, it's not a lawn.

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You sound like my coworker, he sprays his whole yard with Speed Zone to get rid of clover. Personally it doesn't bother me, it dies off in the heat of summer anyways. I'd rather not spray my entire yard with 2,4-d, that stuff leaches into the ground and is harmful to trees and shrubs.
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Old 04-11-2017, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Spring has come and gone, crabgrass in the neighborhood is several inches now, 86' today...wow!

Perennials are just love the above average temps...
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Old 04-12-2017, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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A couple days in the 80s and the perennials really take off. Rose bushes are a couple inches long and regrowth is coming in strong.
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Old 04-15-2017, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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The lawn is growing strong, hard to believe it's only Easter timeframe.

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Thanks Allyn!!!!
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Old 04-15-2017, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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What is with all the advertisement for the chemical products? Doesn't make sense----- do you work for these companies or something?
Sad that your pouring a bunch of chemicals to remove/prevent clover --- bunnies love to eat them and the purple/ red clover is becoming more and more uncommon. Also you can take pics without taking pictures of your home or address, just take a pic of the flowers/plants themselves.

Please take a moment to read this article about the benefits of clover to your yard and also it's important for bee and hives.

A Lucky Clover Comeback - Modern Farmer

"Along with honeybees, clover nectar feeds butterflies, moths and other good bugs. A 2014 report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture cites crimson clover—a species that thrives in North America—as an important habitat for beneficial insects.

Clover pastures also fortify earthworms, an important indicator of soil health. Earthworm tunnels have long been known to dramatically alter soil structure, improving porosity, nutrient and mineral stores, water transport, aeration and plant growth."



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Old 04-15-2017, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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LOL, I wish I worked for some of them.

These are my selected products that I use every year after trying numerous others that resulted in poor results.

Numerous people asked how they are envious of my landscaping and I believe in sharing.

BTW, who said I "poured"in chemicals on my lawn for clover???

Never had any clover and never will.
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