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Fall Fertilization

By on Sep 10, 2019 in Uncategorized |

You have no doubt heard the phrase “Fall fertilization is the most important one of the year,” well, it’s true, and here’s why; From the hot days of summer, to the coldest day in February, your lawn is constantly evolving. As the weather cools and daylight decreases in early Fall, turfgrass growth begins to slow, and most of the activity takes place out of sight below ground. This is the time that the root system expands and stores energy for the next season. Without a fall fertilization it is much more difficult for the lawn to survive the rigors of our typically dry winters. Richlawn fertilizers were developed, and are produced in Colorado for our unique soil and climate conditions. A grass fertilizer application of Richlawn or Pro-Rich Winterizer in mid-September to late October will go a long way to helping your lawn be strong and healthy and get off to a great start in the...

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Tips For Starting A Neighborhood Vegetable Garden

By on Jul 29, 2019 in Interesting Information |

Do you have only a small green patch but you still want to grow your own vegetables? No problem! You can always set up a small neighborhood vegetable garden, by taking into account a few simple tricks. Choose the right plants The first step you need to consider is deciding what vegetables you want to grow in the garden. Cabbage, potatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, radishes and aromatic plants are just a few good options, particularly because they grow very well together. To take full advantage of the space you have at your disposal, you can opt for climbing plants that take up little space. For example, you can plant cherry tomatoes instead of classic tomatoes, or you can have a strawberry bush. Divide your earth patch into multiple segments If you want to plant different vegetables in your garden, divide the land so you can get 9 or 12 squares, depending on your preferences. In each square result plant the desired vegetables, by taking into account the conditions in which they must grow and using organic fertilizer to produce a plentiful crop. While some can be planted close to each other, other vegetables will need more space to grow healthy. Make the most of your available space Because your garden is a small one, which does not offer you the opportunity to plant everything you want, you can work smart and also use the edges of the garden to plant your favorite flowers, as well as the areas between the ranges of vegetables for planting your favorite aromatic herbs; these are not just savory in your food, but will also keep pests...

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Understanding The Causes Of Necrotic Ring Spot

By on Jul 24, 2019 in Interesting Information |

The lawn is an important element of any public private gardens. When it is healthy, the lawn is fresh, green, looking strong and neat. Any kind of disease, caused by either temperature or humidity conditions, mushrooms or bacteria, not only affects its aspect, but also its health. One of these diseases is known as necrotic ring spot, or fairy rings, and is caused by infection with a fungus. Cool-season grasses such as annual bluegrass or Kentucky bluegrass are the most susceptible to be affected. This fungal infection kills turf roots and crowns. Symptoms of necrotic ring spot are quite visible and distinct, since they appear as large ring-shaped patches of dead grass. The diameter of the circles may vary, with the upper limit being 5-10 meters. The turf is prone to this disease for many years after its occurrence. Prevention and remedy Unfortunately, there is no 100% protection against the necrotic ring spot. However, the development and spread of infestation can be reduced by adequate lawn care. You should first focus on ensuring adequate lawn ventilation and watering the diseased areas. Necrotic ring spot typically responds well to intensive hydration of the soil that you can perform with a water hose only lightly opened, so that the water can drain slowly into the ground and not pond on the surface. However, if none of these options works, you can opt for a fungicide containing azoxystrobin, which comes in various application methods, including liquids and granules.  For more on this, get answers from...

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Organic Fertilizer For Your Flowers

By on Jul 15, 2019 in Interesting Information |

Organic fertilizers are the best option for your garden and lawn food too, whether it is a classic garden, or just pots and windows boxes on your terrace or balcony; actually, all the more so in the latter case. Plants are constantly searching for the nutrients they need most, such as nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus, and the earth where they are grown, cannot always provide everything they need. For this reason it is recommended to fertilize it while the plants grow and not when they reach maturity, for a lasting and visible effect. The best organic fertilizer for your flowers can be easily purchased from a great company like Richlawn. Some people decide to do all the extra work of making their own fertilizer at home by storing your household organic waste in a box outside the house. Not in any box, but in one that allows for natural ventilation, because oxygen and humidity are essential in the process of decomposing organic waste. You also have to add dried ingredients (sawdust, dry leaves) and wet or green ingredients, such as mowed grass, food scraps, egg shells, coffee beans, weeds, molasses, or banana peels. Each of these ingredients may be a good natural fertilizer even if it is used...

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Tips For Mulching Your Garden Area

By on Jul 9, 2019 in Interesting Information |

Mulching consists of covering the land between the plants in your garden in order to stop the growth of weeds and maintain moisture in the soil. The layer of compost, leaves, straw, plant remains can also be a good source of food earthworms and other useful organisms. The mulch layer protects the production from pollution and pests. The mulch layer keeps the surface of the soil warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Underneath it, the activity of the microorganisms is accelerated, so the soil becomes more loosened. If you want to mulch your garden area, use different organic materials: mowed grass, straw, leaves, cut weeds (provided they do not have seeds), or plant and leaf scraps from the layer of vegetables and flowers. This material must be applied in a thin layer between the vegetable rows. If the mulch is matured, spreading it will be smoother. Mowed lawn must be allowed to dry for a day before we use it as a mulching material, otherwise it becomes a sticky mass. Mulching begins in spring, after the crops are rising, and continues throughout the summer; the mulch must be maintained, otherwise, with its removal, the heat, aeration and humidity levels in the soil suddenly change, creating unfavorable conditions for aerobic microorganisms and roots.  For questions on when to fertilize lawn in Colorado get help from local...

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