Milorganite Newsletter - Fall 2013

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Fall is the perfect time to help your lawn recover from the stresses of summer and prepare for winter. The warm soil and cooler temperatures promote root growth and thickening of the lawn

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Aerating Your Lawn

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Aeration is the removal of a small core of soil or the punching of a thin hole into the soil. Clay soils and lawns that bear heavy foot traffic are especially notorious for needing aeration as they become compacted over time.

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CAN YOUR LAWN BREATHE?

Your lawn breathes just like you do. It exchanges gases with the atmosphere as it grows. Aeration is a maintenance practice that many homeowners overlook, but one that should be incorporated into every lawn care regime for a thicker, healthier lawn.

Core Lawn Aeration alleviates compaction, encourages the uptake of nutrients and oxygen and helps to breakdown thatch. It is recommended to core aerate cool season turf species in the fall and warm season grasses in the spring.
 

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Benefits of Aeration:
  • Alleviates soil compaction
  • Improves drainage
  • Encourages deep root growth
  • Reduces weeds
  • Increases fertilizer uptake
  • Prevents thatch

Seeding & Fertilizing:

Immediately following aeration, your lawn is ripe for seeding and fertilization. The holes provide excellent soil exposure for seeds and deliver fertilizer directly to the roots of your grass.

For more information on how to aerate your lawn visit milorganite.com.

Controlling Deer in My Garden

By Joe Lamp'l, host of Growing a Greener World®

Exactly one year ago, I moved from a small-town, small-yard urban neighborhood, to a not-so-small farm, equestrian community in suburban Atlanta. In my previous garden, the biggest threat was our small flock of free-ranging chickens getting to my cherry tomatoes before I did. Beyond the ubiquitous squirrels, and occasional raccoon, I never had to face the challenges of unwanted critters invading my garden. Continue Reading…

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Six Steps to a Beautiful Landscape Next Season

By Gardening Expert Melinda Myers


Don't let a busy schedule stop you from creating a beautiful landscape. Incorporate a few of these changes in your fall landscape care. You'll create beautiful results with a limited investment of time and effort.  Continue Reading

 


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