Getting My Green On With The Home Depot is in it’s final post!
Watching the grass grow this funny spring has been interesting! We had snow on May 4th which didn’t help our efforts a ton, and we are supposed to be getting it here this weekend again! In between we have had some days in the 50′s and that is pretty awesome for us here in Alaska! We have noticed that the person who lived in our house before us either had a lot of animals or one that like to go to the bathroom a lot as some spots are just not growing like we would want. So again, we went and spoke with out Home Depot experts and had them give us some more education on what to do.
They said an animal might be the culprit, but we also might just be dealing with ground that is still frozen below (most likely) especially if there was ground still covered in ice and snow and that had happened to us until 2 weeks ago! They said time is all we need and it will be all green instead of patchy green. I am so glad they are here to reassure us!
I can honestly say I have learned more than I ever have about lawn care and found that it is really like a science experiment to see what works and why it works and really get to understand my lawn. It is also kind of fun to see myself actually take what I am being told by The Home Depot Experts and apply it and see it actually work!
I can tell you that making sure your lawn is watered properly (either by rain or hose) is important because grass can actually die from too much sun and not enough hydration. I learned that if you have items on your lawn (chairs, picnic table, or trampolines even) you want to make sure you rotate them around every couple days so the lawn beneath those items doesn’t begin the process of wilting and then dying due to lack of sun. Hello photosynthesis anyone? When it comes to animals maintaining the right PH balance of your lawn is crucial, and you may even want to build a rock area for animals to use as the restroom instead of the lawn. I thought that was a great bit of knowledge! With animals and bagged products – you CAN over fertilize the lawn!
If anyone one of my friends asks – I would say definitely go to The Home Depot and ask about their specific lawn as each is different – and their experts are amazing with the knowledge they can bring!
I love the Alaska specific seed I received for my lawn and the Scotts Turf Builder Fertilizer. These two things may be what bring us our best and greenest lawn ever!
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Home Depot