Last Minute Lawn Care
November 2013

The cold weather is definitely here to stay!  You may be thinking that you are done with your lawn for the year and are ready to put the lawn mower away.  We are here to tell you there is still time to help your lawn this fall and give it the last push it needs to get through the winter months and come out strong next spring.  So don't cover up the mower just yet and read this month's edition of Timely Tips.
Put some magic back in your lawn

Now is a great time to check your soil pH and see if it needs any adjusting.  If the pH is unbalanced you will have lawn problems now and next spring.  Your local extension office can provide soil tests at very little cost.  The ideal pH range for growing grass is between 6.0 to 6.7.  If the pH is too low (below a 6.0) apply Mag-I-Cal Calcium Fertilizer.  Mag-I-Cal is a form of soluble calcium that works faster than lime and will hep to release trapped nutrients in the soil.  It will rapidly raise soil pH.  If the pH is too high (above a 6.7) apply sulfur to the lawn at the recommended rate.  Lastly an application of Love Your Lawn-Love Your Soil this fall will make the lawn soil less compact and allow air and water to reach grass roots enhancing their growth.  Check out this helpful video for more on Mag-I-Cal:
Jonathan Green MAG-I-CAL Pelletized Calcium Fertilizer.mpg
Could your lawn use some magic?

Many states now have laws prohibiting the application of lawn fertilizer after a certain date in the fall.  For example in New Jersey you cannot apply fertilizer to your lawn between November 15th and March 1st.  Be sure to check your state government websites for possible black out dates in your area. 

Want even more tips on fall lawn care?  Check out this helpful video!
Show Us Your Lawn!

This year we held the, "Show Us Your Lawn" photo contest.  We asked homeowners to send us pictures of their lawns for the chance to win a $50 gift coupon to their local Jonathan Green store.  Each month from March - October a winner was chosen.  Those winners have now been entered into our grand prize drawing of a $500 gift coupon and a New American Lawn kit!  Check out some of our monthly winners and their beautiful lawns:

Be sure to read our December edition of Timely Tips where we will announce the grand prize winner and showcase their award winning lawn!  Visit for future opportunities to show off your Jonathan Green lawn.
Don't put the lawn mower away just yet
Continue mowing your lawn as needed up until around Thanksgiving.  Lower the mower blade height slightly each time you mow until the grass blades are approximately two inches high.  Mowing through the late fall will help to strengthen the lawn through the winter. 
Before you store your lawn mower for the winter be sure to take these steps:
Lawn Mower
1. Always disconnect the spark plug before doing any work on the mower.
2. Run the mower until the fuel tank is empty.  Keep the tank empty until you need it next spring.  If there is an oil tank be sure to empty that too and dispose of it properly.
3. Use a soft brush and hot, soapy water to remove any grease and leftover materials in the mower.
4. Use steel wool to remove any rust that has formed. Be sure to wear gloves!
5. Remove the mower blade and have it sharpened for next spring at your local independent hardware store.
6. Clean or replace the air filter.  
Where can I find your products?
Family with laptop Looking for Jonathan Green grass seed and fertilizers in your area?  Be sure to check out the store locator on our website to find the nearest retailer who stocks Jonathan Green lawn products.
Remember you will only find Jonathan Green lawn care products at your local independent garden center, hardware store or home center. 

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