How to Break Down Clay Soil Fast

How to Break Down Clay Soil Fast

Clay soil is a big challenge when it comes to growing grass. It’s dense, holds water, and these characteristics make it prone to getting compacted over time. Compact soil is not welcoming to grass because it is challenging for root growth. It also prevents adequate drainage, and doesn’t allow enough oxygen to get into the root zone. To break down clay soil quickly, there are several methods you can use.

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Humic vs Fulvic Acid

Humic vs Fulvic Acid Comparison (how each helps your lawn)

Humic and fulvic acids are two different organic compounds derived from decomposing organic matter, such as fallen leaves, compost, and other plant materials. While both have the same origins, humic acid is a much larger molecule and has a few differences from fulvic acid in how it benefits turfgrass and your soil’s microbiome. Today, I’ll compare humic vs fulvic acid to help beginners understand how each can help to improve your lawn by improving the soil it grows in.

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Lime vs Gypsum

Lime vs Gypsum Comparison (differences, and what to use)

Lime and gypsum are common soil amendments, and many homeowners tend to get confused about what each does for turfgrass, and the lawn issues each amendment addresses. Each product can be great for lawns, but neither is always helpful. There are significant differences between them, including what you’re supposed to use each product for. Today, I’m going to clear up all the confusion with a complete lime vs gypsum comparison. I’ll also help you identify signs and symptoms that may tell you your lawn could use an application of lime or gypsum. 

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Lawnbright Study

Lawnbright’s 2-Year Study Exposes Silent Fertilizer Thief

I’m not sure if you’re a subscriber to Lawnbright‘s newsletter (if not, go do it), but I am, and the most recent email I received was terrific. It was about soil pH and in it, Craig Elworthy, the founder of Lawnbright, shared some startling data about exactly how much your soil’s pH can limit the nutrient uptake and utilization of that expensive lawn fertilizer you’re using. We reached out to Craig to learn a little more about what their 2-year study of the lawn soil data in America revealed about pH.

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Chelated Iron for Lawns

Chelated Iron for Lawns (how it helps and when to use it)

Have you ever had a situation where no matter how hard you try you just cannot get your lawn to look as green as you like? Even worse, whenever you peek outside your window you see your neighbor has a lush green carpet of turf that’s the envy of the street. What can you do to get that same deep healthy look? Products like chelated iron for lawns are great for quickly making grass greener, and in my opinion something like this is a good place for you to start.

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Lawn Soil Test Kit

How to Use a Lawn Soil Test Kit to Improve Your Lawn

Fertilizing your lawn is an important ritual for every homeowner that takes pride in a lush, green, and healthy landscape. It gives your lawn the boost of nutrients to help it thicken up early in the season, suppress weeds, and stay green through the dog days of summer. However, there are a lot of differences in what fertilizers offer. They have different mixes in nutrients and chemicals that do different things for your yard. That’s why it’s so important to use a lawn soil test kit to know what your lawn needs and to ensure you’re amending soil with the right products (and not overdoing it and throwing money away).

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When to Apply Iron to Lawn

When to Apply Iron to Your Lawn for Best Results

Iron application can help make your lawn greener and healthier. If you’ve noticed that your lawn’s color is a lighter green or even bordering on yellow, it’s possible that your soil has an iron deficiency. Properly adding iron to your lawn requires careful application and timing. Knowing when to apply iron to lawn areas will get you the best results to keep a green lawn all summer. That said, applying Iron at the wrong time can do more harm than good.

Today I’ll explain what you need to know about the timing of Iron applications to your yard to get that rich, deep green color you want for your grass.

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Nitrogen vs Iron for Lawns

Nitrogen vs Iron for Lawns (what to use and when)

When springtime rolls around, everybody eagerly tries to green up their lawn. But not all products affect lawns the same way. Understanding how nitrogen fertilizer and iron amendments affect your lawn is essential for knowing what to use on your lawn, and when to use it. In today’s article I’ll compare Nitrogen vs Iron for lawns, and explain how each product works and help you determine what your lawn will benefit most from.

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What Does Lime Do for Grass

What Does Lime Do for Grass?

You’ve been diligently watering your lawn. Not too much, not too little, but just enough so that it should be looking healthy. You’ve also given it a good dose of fertilizer and are eagerly awaiting the day that it gets its luscious green body back. So why is your turf still looking yellow in places and taking ages to grow? Adding lime might help, but what does lime do for grass?

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Ironite for Lawns

Ironite for Lawns: Why it Helps and How to Use It

When it comes to lawn care, one criteria we instinctively look at to determine whether or not a lawn is healthy, is the color of the lawn. Generally, greener lawns look healthier than lawns lighter in color or grass which is yellowing. In a perfect world, all it would take for a lawn to be healthy is water and sunlight. Unfortunately, that is not always the case, and sometimes our lawns need extra nutrients and supplements for our grass to reach its full potential. In this article I’ll discuss Ironite for lawns – a popular Iron supplement that helps grass turn a deep, dark green.

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