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Fungus & Insects Ruining Your Lawn
July 2014

We hope you are getting a chance to enjoy your lawn with all of the hard work you put into it this spring.  You may find that your lawn still has some lingering issues like fungus, insect, heat or drought damage.  Here are some quick and easy ways to get these common problems under control. 
Are bugs spoiling your picnic?

If you have not treated your lawn for insects yet this summer now is the time.  If you have seen evidence of pests in the lawn use our Organic Insect Control.  This product is safe to use around kids and pets and controls insects like ants, ticks, fleas and chinch bugs.  It will not control grubs.  Organic Insect Control kills and repels these bugs and does not harm mammals, fish or birds.  By using plant oils this product discourages new pests from entering the treated area.  To learn more check out this video:

Organic Insect Control for Lawns
Organic Insect Control for Lawns

Identifying Fungus
Examples of Lawn Fungus Many lawns are affected by fungus damage from May through September when the environment is hot and humid.  The spores of fungi are spread by wind, air, water, animals, people, insects  and lawn mowers.  If you think you have a fungus be sure that you properly identify it.  We have included a picture here of the most common lawn fungi. 

Symptoms like spots on leaves, leaf color, growth characteristics the time of year and the temperature helps to narrow down the possible problem.  If you do identify a fungus use our Lawn Fungus Control.  For best results water in after applying.

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Properly watering the lawn
Lawn sprinkler   
To keep your lawn looking good this summer be sure that it is receiving approximately one  inch of water per week between rainfall and irrigation.  If you are not sure how much water your lawn is receiving you can buy a water gauge or make your own.  Take an empty can and place in the lawn and see how long it takes to fill it up with one inch of water.  It is best to that your lawn receives longer watering throughout the week rather than doing a little each day.  The best time to water your lawn is in the morning before it gets too hot.  This will also allow the water to soak in and not evaporate quickly in the sun.  These practices will help prevent fungus as it thrives in damp areas.
Summertime mowing tips
Mowing the lawn   
Summertime heat can easily stress your lawn and mowing the grass too short will stress it even further.  Be sure you raise the mowing height on your lawn mower during the summer months to three inches if possible.  Mow the lawn frequently but never cut off more than 1/3 of the leaf blade at one time.  A higher mowing height will help the grass plant develop longer roots and help the lawn better survive in times of drought.  Keep your mower blade sharp to help prevent shredding the grass blades.  If possible leave the clippings on the lawn to help reduce your overall watering needs.
Free New American Lawn Guide
New American Lawn Guide
Have you downloaded your copy of the New American Lawn Guide?  This updated comprehensive guide will give you lawn care tips for each season.  It is also a handy reference tool for common lawn problems like soil pH, insects and weeds.

To download your free copy of this helpful guide visit New American Lawn Guide

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

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