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Your Lawn Care Resolutions
January 2013

Happy New Year!  We hope you had a healthy and happy holiday season.  Have you made any resolutions yet?  Perhaps to eat better or be more active?  Have you made your lawn care resolutions?  Now is the time to plan for your spring lawn care program.  To start the new year off right this month's Timely Tips focuses on several great lawn care resolutions to help you grow the best lawn in town.
Start planning now!                  
2013 Calendar    
Now is the perfect time to plan your spring lawn care program.  Even if there is snow on the  ground you can map out what you may need to do to have success this spring.  Many lawns will have bare spots once the snow melts and will need to be repaired.  This spring seed your lawn first and apply Mag-I-Cal Calcium Fertilizer the same day.  Establishing a thick, healthy lawn is your best defense against weeds and other lawn problems.  Have you taken a soil test recently?  If your lawn has had problems in the past consider taking a soil test this spring.  Unbalanced soil pH is the root of many lawn problems. 

For even more helpful lawn care resolutions click here.
Choosing the best grass seed

What have you been seeding your lawn with?  Your lawn will never be better than the grass seed you use.  Choosing superior grass seed varieties will give your lawn the foundation it needs to flourish.  If you are seeding this spring use Black Beauty or Black Beauty Ultra.  These mixtures contain endophytes which make the grass blades naturally insect resistant.  The Black Beauty family of grasses also are drought and heat tolerant and grow well in clay or sandy soils. 

Want to learn more about endophytes? Click the video below.

What are endophytes?

Controlling crabgrass in your lawn

Crabgrass Crabgrass was a huge problem this past year for many homeowners.  With last year's warm spring and dry summer the crabgrass took over.  This spring we would recommend seeding first before treating for any weeds.  When there is a thick lawn there is less room for weeds to establish.  Once you have mowed the new grass three times apply our  Crabgrass Preventer plus Green-Up Lawn Fertilizer in the late spring.  This product will control crabgrass both before and after it germinates.  

Want to know more about controlling crabgrassClick here.
Helping others in the community

Jonathan Green supports two wonderful causes that are deeply important to us.  They are the  Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey (EFNJ) and The Center for Discovery.  Jonathan Green donates a portion of their internet sales to each of these groups and had the pleasure of doing so this past December.  The EFNJ is, "a state-wide, non-profit charitable agency dedicated to helping to improve the quality of life for people affected by epilepsy and their loved ones."   The Center for Discovery, "offers individuals with a range of disabilities and medical frailties - and their families -innovative educational, clinical, residential and social and creative arts experiences designed to enrich their lives through personal accomplishment."

We invite you to learn more about these inspiring places and how you can help too.  Please visit and
Donation to CFD 2012
Barry, Tony & Todd for
The Center for Discovery
Donation to EFNJ 2012
Jenna, Kelly & Andrea at The Epilepsy Foundation of NJ
Happy New Year For more information, how-to videos and informative articles visit  Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and our other social media sites listed below for even more daily lawn and garden tips.  Remember the steps you take now will determine the success you will have this spring.  Happy planning! 
Jonathan Green

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