July's Lawn Tips Live was filmed at our Super-Sod of Marietta, Georgia store. Andre and Scott are with us to share how to care for your warm and cool season lawns. Then Super-Sod's Marketing Director, Hillary Thompson, shares her knowledge about July's weed of the month, Crabgrass.
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Happy Summer Y'all! 🌞
Here's something to make you smile. Yup, this is kick ball slip-n-slide created by the family of our customer service manager, Mike Mayak. He said, "We had a 100' slip-n-slide that we used one day and then cut to make base paths and added kiddy pools as bases. Our five kids and the neighborhood kids loved it."
Mike has his choice of lawns because of where he works 😉 and he chose TifTuf Bermudagrass. It's the perfect lawn for a bunch of kids who love to play outside.
Fertilizing Warm Season Lawns
- Total Lawn Food 16-4-8 + Iron is what you want for Zoysia lawns and Bermuda lawns.
Read the Best Times to Apply Fertilizer >>
- Your TifBlair Centipede should be fertilized with very little fertilizer and based only on soil test results. We have our own special formulation just for it with lower nitrogen: Centipede Formulation 5-10-30 + Iron.
Read Fertilizer Tips for Your Centipede Lawn >>
Topdressing Warm Season Lawns
Summer is time for topdressing your warm season lawn and Super-Sod has two topdressing products: Level Mix and Soil3 Compost.
New Level Mix Bucket
Level Mix is a blend of 70% sand and 30% Soil³ compost for leveling uneven lawns. The sand adds structure to even out bumps and depressions formed when driving over a lawn (example: utility work, tree trimming), from animal activity, from sports, and from natural settling. The compost adds a zap of nutrition.
- New smaller size: 3.5 gallons
- Scoop & lid included
- Price: $19.99
- Refills: $9.99
- Need more than a bucket? We'll deliver a lot more LEVEL MIX for $199.99 in a cubic yard BigYellowBag.
Buckets are in limited supply; offer good while supplies last.
Call 1-888-360-1125 to reserve yours for pickup.
Topdressing with Soil³ for Adding Nutrition & Improving Soil
With a topdressing layer of Soil³ compost you are addressing the problems of thinning or unhealthy lawns and/or providing an application of fertilizer for the year. Soil³ adds natural nutrients, beneficial microorganisms, and improves the soil structure.
We recommend aerating established* warm season lawns just before topdressing with Soil³ compost. (Wait until September to Soil³ topdress Tall Fescue.)
*If you have new sod, don't aerate until it's fully rooted - we recommend waiting until it's had one growing season to establish.
Need less than a 1 cubic yard BigYellowBag?
You Need Fungicide on Tall Fescue
Headway G fungicide is your Tall Fescue lawn's best friend during the warm, humid season ahead. To care for your Tall Fescue lawn like a pro, we recommend applying Headway G every 14-28 days during summer, coupled with 5 preventative maintenance practices.
Why Headway G? We use Headway G because it has two modes of action to more thoroughly fight pathogens. Yes, it’s more expensive than what you’ll find at a big box store, but this product actually works. Other benefits:
- Systemic protection of the whole plant: Both modes of action are systemic, meaning they work from the inside of the plant to protect the whole plant. What's found at most big box stores is contact only.
- It goes further: One bag will cover multiple applications for the average size lawn.
- Pro-grade: Used by golf courses and we use it in our sod production.
Mowing Height: There is a healthy range for each type of lawn. Do you know the best height for your lawn?
>> Look up the mowing height for your grass here
- Mowing works well for suppressing weeds you see now. Mow to break the weed life cycle. Mowing cuts off flower/seed heads and that stops weed seeds from making more weeds. Get yourself on a weekly mowing routine and don't let the weeds get ahead of you. Better yet, a robotic lawn mower will quietly and constantly mow for you and keep the despised weeds from going to seed - It's a clean, green, mowing & weed-stopping machine!
- POST-Emergent herbicide: Is applied directly to existing, visible weeds to kill them once they have already sprouted. At this time, the best method to combat weeds is to mow now and to plan ahead for winter by applying pre-emergents in September. Sign up for Lawn Coach and we'll mail you pre-emergent at the right time
- Thick Mulch suppresses weeds in flower beds. Spread bark or pine straw 2-4" thick and keep it 1-2" away from touching the trunks or stems of your plants.
- Hand Weeding - I know it's muggy out, but hand weeding works and is doesn't cost anything if you do it yourself.
July's Weed of the Month - Crabgrass
Crabgrass. Everybody knows the name, but doesn't know what to do about it. We'll teach you how to identify crabgrass and what to do about this common weed in our weed blog. >>> Learn About Crabgrass