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Fix Up Your Lawn this Fall
September 2013
Greetings!

Summer is officially over and the fall is upon us.  Kids are going back to school and many lawns are in desperate need of some help.  The good news is that the fall is the best time to reseed your lawn and get it ready for the winter months.  Follow this month's edition of Timely Tips and have a lawn you can be proud of.  Don't forget our "Show Us Your Lawn" Photo Contest is still going on and you could be the next winner of a $50 gift coupon.  Check out how to enter below.
It's the best time of the year to seed
 
Fall is the best time for seeding.  The hot temperatures are behind us, the ground is warm and the nights are cool.  This fall seed your lawn with either Fall Magic or  Black Beauty Grass Seed.  For best results be sure to loosen the soil before seeding with either a rake or a rented thatching machine.  If you have not mowed the lawn recently be sure to do so.  Remove all debris from the area like leaves, twigs, stones, etc.  You want the grass seed to be in contact with the soil.  After you have seeded gently drag the back of a rake over the area to press the seed into the soil.  Water the newly seeded area and keep it moist while the seed germinates.  For more information click on the video below:

Fall Lawn Care
Fall Lawn Care

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Successful soil starts here

Would you try to grow your vegetable garden in just any kind of soil?  Most likely you would get some quality topsoil and make sure it is loose and crumbly before trying to plant anything.  The same goes for our lawns.  It is very difficult to grow grass in poor soil.  Now is the perfect time to take a soil test and see what your lawn soil needs.  The optimum soil pH to grow grass in falls between 6.0 to 6.8.  If your pH is too low apply Mag-I-Cal Calcium Fertilizer.  Mag-I-Cal is a highly soluble form of calcium that replaces lime.  It will rapidly raise the soil pH and release trapped nutrients in the soil making them available to the grass plants. 

Soil compaction is the other reason many lawns are not successful.  Jonathan Green Love Your Lawn-Love Your Soil will help to loosen heavy, hard packed soils making them loose and crumbly.  It will also enhance grass root development which will help the grass get through the cold winter months.  Both Mag-I-Cal and Love Your Lawn-Love Your Soil are organic products and should be applied the same day you seed your lawn. Soil pH Range

What else can you do to help improve your soil?  Check this out!
Don't forget to fertilize

grass crossection showing roots The fall is the best time to strengthen grass root systems before the winter months.  A strong root system means the grass will be able to better withstand the cold and revive in the springtime.  This fall apply Winter Survival Fall Fertilizer to your lawn.  This product contains humates which are important for root development.  It also has iron and sulfur to help give the lawn a deep-green color. 

If you are looking for an organic option use Organic Lawn Fertilizer 8-3-1.  This all organic formula is homogenous and contains no fillers, manures or bio-solids.  Composed of high quality ingredients it also contains humates for root development. 

Many states and townships have fertilizer regulations.  Be sure to check and see if your area has any ordinances in place for fertilizer applications.

Want to know even more about fall lawn care?  Click here!
You could be the next winner!
 
Another winning lawn!
  
Have you sent in a picture of your lawn yet?  From March - October we are holding a photo contest and asking you, the homeowner, to send us a picture of your lawn for a chance to win!  Each month we will be drawing a winner for a $50 gift coupon to use in their local Jonathan Green retail store.  You can use this gift coupon on anything in the store.  One grand prize winner will win a $500 gift coupon and a New American Lawn product kit! 

To enter today visit www.NewAmericanLawn.com and upload your photo.  While you are there be sure to download a copy of The New American Lawn Guide.  This brand new guide gives you seasonal lawn care advice and helps you to grow the best lawn in town.  Time is running out to enter so send us your pictures today!

To download The New American Lawn guide click here!
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Sincerely,    new american lawn
 
Jonathan Green
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