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Old 04-01-2012, 11:24 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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OMG, it isn't rocket science. Go buy the appropriate Scott's, for(my kind of grass) plus weed killer and put it on the lawn. What part of this is hard?
Sorry. I'm with the OP. I did whet you are suggesting tor 2 years. My grass last year was brown. And in spite of using weed and feed I had terrible weeds.
I cut using highest setting. I have sprinkler system and spent quite a bit of money trying to green up.
I am going to try trugreen this year and see how that goes.
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Uh... keep well-watered?
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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Any lawn fertilizer but to get a darker green, make sure it includes 2% iron content. But under no circumstances let any of the fertilizer get on any concrete around the house. It will stain.
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:24 PM
 
Location: U.S.
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Since you are new to the lawn process I would actually suggest you invest in a lawn service for the first year and see how it goes. I would look locally and avoid the larger chains. The local guys will often give you better service and match, if not beat the price of the others. After 7 years of doing the lawn treatments myself, we hired Trugreen to try them out for a year. I found the price to be similar to me doing it all myself. the lawn looked fine, but I was pissed when I happened to be home one day and saw them "applying" one of the treatments. We have a pretty large backyard and the guy did like 2 passes and left. He never got to the bottom of the yard and probably only covered about 25% of the lawn area. I ended up canceling our service and asked around for recommendations. Found a local place that was cheaper and we have been pretty happy with them. I will also say - if you want a really nice lawn, you have to work at it. Don't assume the service will take care of all your problems for you. They will come back if you call them to take care of stuff, but I find its just easier to keep a bottle of weed spray handy and if I see one popping up while I am mowing, I just spray it and move on...
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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I always get the Scotts spring fertilizer with crabgrass control and put it down the first week of March. Now my lawn is a deep green (it's bluegrass) and ready for its first mowing. I've also watered it since we had zero precipitation in March this year. It rained/snowed 2 days ago, so it's moist right now, but it looks like I'll have to go ahead and turn on our sprinkler system.
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:39 AM
 
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I always get the Scotts spring fertilizer with crabgrass control and put it down the first week of March. Now my lawn is a deep green (it's bluegrass) and ready for its first mowing..

Wow, I am jealous that you are preparing for your first mowing. I think I have had to mow at least six times already (I am in the DC area). Granted, I am mowing pretty long, so it seems to need it more often. Right now, though, I am needing to mow twice a week because the grass is growing like crazy!
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