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Dandelions dominating your lawn
May 2014

May is here and so are the weeds and insects.  Many of you have told us that you already have dandelions taking over your lawns.  You may start to notice evidence of insect pests on your lawn this month.  Don't get frustrated there is still time to fix your lawn this spring and have a beautiful, lush lawn you can enjoy all summer long. 
Beat Broadleaf Weeds this Spring

Now that we have experienced a few warmer weather days the dandelions are starting to pop up.  Broadleaf weeds like dandelions, clover and chickweed can quickly take over your lawn and can be very frustrating.  If you already have broadleaf weeds actively growing in your lawn you can apply Weed & Feed Lawn Fertilizer.  This product controls dandelions and over 250 broadleaf weeds using a superior three way weed control.  It also contains a slow-release fertilizer that will feed the desirable grass in the lawn.  Have you already fertilized this spring?  Then use our Lawn Weed Control which does not contain fertilizer.  It controls dandelions plus clover, chickweed and over 200 broadleaf weeds. 

To get the best results out of either of these products be sure to apply when the weeds are actively growing and to a damp lawn.  You want the product to stick to the weed leaves.  Do not mow or water your lawn for 48 hours after applying.  Do not apply when a rainfall is expected within 48 hours.  Remember you cannot seed for four weeks after applying these products.  Want to know more?  Check out the video below:

Controlling Broadleaf Weeds in the Lawn
Controlling Broadleaf Weeds in the Lawn

Not sure what kind of weed you may have in your lawn?
Crabgrass control in the late spring
It was an exceptionally slow start to spring this year.  The cooler temperatures have delayed the germination of many things including crabgrass.  If you applied a crabgrass control earlier this spring, for example in March, you may not get the control you need through the summer months.  Most products only have an eight week control window.  Since the crabgrass is having a slow start this year you should consider doing a second application of crabgrass control to extend your window of control through the summer months when it can really take over.  Use our brand new Crabgrass & Weed Preventer which controls crabgrass both before and after it germinates.  To learn more check out this helpful video:

How to control crabgrass in the lawn
Controlling Crabgrass in the Lawn

Insects invading your lawn?

Summer picnic The best part about having a lawn is being able to enjoy it.  With warmer days you will be wanting to spend more time on your lawn.  The one thing that can ruin this are insects.  Pests like ants, ticks and chinch bugs can not only disturb your picnic they can destroy your lawn.  This year you can control this surface feeding insects with our new Organic Insect Control.  It is a patented blend of plant oils that are environmentally safe and non-toxic.  Safe to use around children and pets our Organic Insect Control kills and repels over 100 insects on contact. 

Grubs are another big problem in many lawns.  The months from May through August is a good time to control grubs.  Grubs start working their way to the soil surface during these times to lay eggs.  If you have had a history of grub activity in your lawn, monitor a few different areas by digging in landscape beds and lawn areas to see if grubs are present.  Areas with a lot of birds digging around may indicate grubs and other insects in the ground.  Apply Jonathan Green Grub Control and be sure to follow all label directions.
Spring Savings

Jonathan Green has several valuable gift coupons available this spring.  This gift coupons are available at your local Jonathan Green retailer and online.  There is an offer available for any Jonathan Green product you purchase this spring so be sure to send yours in today.  Please note you must make your purchase by this Thursday, May 15, 2014 to qualify for the Annual Lawn Care Program or Your Choice Gift Coupons.  The Organics Gift Coupon is valid on purchases through June 15, 2014.

To download the gift coupons now please click here!
New American Lawn Guide
New American Lawn Guide
Just like every person is unique and different so are your lawns.  Every lawn has a different need whether it be seeding, weed control or insect damage.  To help your plan your lawn care program not only for this spring but for the entire year download our updated New American Lawn Guide.  This handy guide will help you determine what your particular lawn care needs are for each season

To download the guide visit
Show off your lawn and win a $50 gift coupon

Upload a picture of your lawn for a chance to win each month from now until October.  One monthly winner will be chosen and will receive a $50 gift coupon to use at their local Jonathan Green retail store.  This gift coupon can be used on anything in that store. 

At the end of the year one grand prize winner will receive a $500 gift coupon and a New American Lawn product kit! 

For more information and to enter today please visit and upload your photo.  Good luck!
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