Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fall is a great time to care for your green lawn!

Fall is a great time to care for your lawn. Why? It's cooler, there's still a bit of time for growing, and your lawn is preparing itself for the harsh winter and needs some help and protection.

So how do we spiffy up our lawn for Fall and help it get ready for the Winter season for a flourishing lawn in the Spring?

The first thing we do it wait for a nice rainfall, then get out there and pull some weeds that have infested our lawn over the Summer. We'll then mow at a 3" height, because a higher height of grass will help keep those weeds at bay.

We'll wait a day or so and then spray some good organic fertilizer. We like to use a spray fish emulsion because it instantly starts working and there aren't any granules to interest us pups.

Then Mum gets busy using an un-coated grass seed that's right for our climate and overseeds the lawn and spreads some in the bare spots. Then she makes sure the seeds are well watered in. Then, we sit back and wait for the magic to happen :)

Our lawns are one of the places us pups spend the most time. We play out there, we poo out there and we spend lots of time with our pals enjoying the great outdoors.

That's why it's so important to keep it safe, and keep it green in more way than one. Contrary to popular belief and advertising the dangerous lawn chemicals, pesticides, herbicides and insecticides that millions of people put on their lawns throughout the year are incredibly harmful to us dogs. Exposure to these chemicals have been linked to cancer in us pups, as well as other major illnesses. And they have harmful effects on the environment, too!

That's why keeping a green, safe and chemical free lawn is so important for pets and people. And it's not difficult to have an amazing lawn the green way. There are some pawsome companies with organic and safe products on the market that will help you have a green, lush, healthy and wonderful lawn without the use of harmful chemicals.

Read more about why having a safe lawn is so important for your pup - from our lawn care blog post talking about the potential dangers of commercial lawn chemicals from last Spring!

And here are some great green and safe lawn resources to help you have a luscious lawn, the green way:

$20 off $40
D/EARTH - diatomaceous earth (12 oz)

D/EARTH - diatomaceous earth (12 oz)

$10.99  $7.99

Store: EntirelyPets

Brand:

Plant Guardian TM Houseplant Insecticidal Soap

Plant Guardian TM Houseplant Insecticidal Soap

$9.95

Store: Gardens Alive!

Brand:

NaturCut Classic HD reel lawn mower

NaturCut Classic HD reel lawn mower

$281.00  $219.00

Store: Garden.com - CLOSED

Brand: People Powered Machines

Espoma Dried Blood 17 Lb

Espoma Dried Blood 17 Lb

$42.99

Store: TABcom - Garden.com

Brand: Espoma

Espoma Lawn Food 20 Lb

Espoma Lawn Food 20 Lb

$20.99

Store: TABcom - Garden.com

Brand: Espoma

Espoma Natural Lawn Food

Espoma Natural Lawn Food

$26.99

Store: TABcom - Garden.com

Brand: Espoma

Espoma Hollytone 8 Lb

Espoma Hollytone 8 Lb

$9.49

Store: TABcom - Garden.com

Brand: Espoma

Espoma Garden Gypsum 5 Lb

Espoma Garden Gypsum 5 Lb

$6.19

Store: TABcom - Garden.com

Brand: Espoma

Espoma Bone Meal 24 Lb

Espoma Bone Meal 24 Lb

$30.99

Store: TABcom - Garden.com

Brand: Espoma

Espoma Kelp Meal

Espoma Kelp Meal

$18.99  $16.14

Store: TABcom - Garden.com

Brand: Espoma

Espoma Organic Seed Starter Mix 8 qt

Espoma Organic Seed Starter Mix 8 qt

$17.95

Store: TABcom - Garden.com

Brand: Wetsel

Espoma Organic Weed Preventer and Lawn Food

Espoma Organic Weed Preventer and Lawn Food

$25.95

Store: TABcom - Garden.com

Brand: Wetsel

Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth (de) 50lb. Bag

Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth (de) 50lb. Bag

$39.95

Store: Sears.com

Brand: Perma-Guard

Lewis Rocket Weeder

Lewis Rocket Weeder

$37.04

Store: TABcom - Garden.com

Brand: Lewis Tools

Ames 1941600 36-in Long Handled Dandelion Weeder

Ames 1941600 36-in Long Handled Dandelion Weeder

$19.93

Store: Sears.com

Brand: Ames

Radius Garden Weeder

Radius Garden Weeder

$13.95

Store: TABcom - Garden.com

Brand: Radius Garden

Nrg Pro Weeder

Nrg Pro Weeder

$39.99

Store: TABcom - Garden.com

Brand: Wetsel

Reel Mower Sharpening Kit

Reel Mower Sharpening Kit

$13.99

Store: Sears.com

Brand:

Fiskars 6208 17-inch Staysharp Push Reel Lawn Mower

Fiskars 6208 17-inch Staysharp Push Reel Lawn Mower

$338.03

Store: Sears.com

Brand: Fiskars

American Lawn Mower 1204-14 14-inch Deluxe Hand Reel Mower

American Lawn Mower 1204-14 14-inch Deluxe Hand Reel Mower

$145.65

Store: Sears.com

Brand: American Lawn Mower

Villa Rain Barrel Plus 50 Gal Solid Sherwood Green

Villa Rain Barrel Plus 50 Gal Solid Sherwood Green

$124.95

Store: TABcom - Garden.com

Brand: Desert Plastics Llc

50 Gallon Rain Barrel

50 Gallon Rain Barrel

$89.95

Store: TABcom - Garden.com

Brand: Suncast Corporation

The Worm Factory Composting System 4 Tray Black

The Worm Factory Composting System 4 Tray Black

$104.95

Store: TABcom - Garden.com

Brand: Ture's Footprint Inc

Presto Products Gkl0951-6 Geobin Composting System

Presto Products Gkl0951-6 Geobin Composting System

$61.88

Store: Sears.com

Brand: Presto

Organic Lawn Fertilizer 8-3-1 5000 Sq Foot

Organic Lawn Fertilizer 8-3-1 5000 Sq Foot

$31.07

Store: Sears.com

Brand: Jonathan Green Inc

St Gabriel Chemical Milky Spore Lawn Spreader Mix 20 Lb

St Gabriel Chemical Milky Spore Lawn Spreader Mix 20 Lb

$34.96

Store: Sears.com

Brand: St Gabriel Organics

Bradfield Organics 9-0-0 Luscious Lawn Corn Gluten, 40lbs

Bradfield Organics 9-0-0 Luscious Lawn Corn Gluten, 40lbs

$39.99

Store: Sears.com

Brand: Bradfield Organics

Ringer All Natural Lawn Restore Fertilizer 40 lb

Ringer All Natural Lawn Restore Fertilizer 40 lb

$44.99

Store: TABcom - Garden.com

Brand: Woodstream

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