Posts by Harmony Brands

Why September is a Critical Month for Cool-Season Grasses

You know it’s September when kids are back in school and holiday decorations are already in all the stores. It’s also a critical month for cool-season grasses. This is the perfect time to fertilize cool-season grasses such as Kentucky bluegrass and tall fescue. Sixty to seventy-five percent of all nitrogen applied to cool-season lawns should…

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For Better Leaf Management, ‘Leaf’ Them Be!

Bagging fallen leaves seems just as synonymous with autumn as apple picking and football. But those tree leaves are actually a valuable natural resource that can be a free source of organic matter and nutrients for your lawn. They contain 50 to 80 percent of the nutrients a plant extracts from the soil and air…

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6 Fall Lawn Care Tips for a More Beautiful Yard Next Spring

As the temperature starts to drop, it’s more pleasant to spend time outdoors. And while you’re enjoying the change of seasons, there are a few ways you can also help your lawn make the transition.Autumn’s cooler temperatures and spotty rainfall are actually great conditions for your lawn to absorb energy, moisture and nutrients before it…

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Easy Steps to Restore that Bare Spot in Your Lawn

Bare spots in your lawn can seem to appear out of nowhere. They’re hard on the eyes, and unless repaired, they may continue to grow. The good news is it’s easy to restore that bare spot so that it’s not even noticeable. But before you can repair, you first need to determine its cause. If…

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Grasscycling Your Lawn Can Save You Time (and Fertilizer)

It’s time to stop cleaning out your lawn mower’s grass catcher. Not only does it add time to your lawn mowing duties, but it may even be counterproductive to maintaining a healthy lawn. There’s even a fancy name for leaving grass clippings on the lawn: grasscycling. Grasscycling is good for your lawn and the environment.…

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Become Your Neighborhood’s Lawn-Watering Guru!

Lawn watering requires some finesse. Too little water can cause your yard to go dormant. And too much moisture can cause fungus and a shallow root system. Here’s how to simplify the process to hit that irrigation sweet spot. Beat the heat. The perfect time to shower the yard is early in the morning. It…

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Is “brown” in season? How water-wise is your lawn?

Lush, green lawns are a welcome part of summer. Despite what some lawn-shamers might say, by maintaining your yards, you and your neighbors are actually doing something environmentally friendly. In fact, eight average front lawns have the same air cooling effect as about 70 tons of air conditioning*. But there may still be times when…

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Lawn mowing made easy

Some lawn pros might have you believe that lawn mowing is a complicated science. A few have even published lengthy explanations of how to do it correctly. In reality, the most difficult part of lawn mowing may be convincing your spouse or teenager to tear themselves away from whatever they’re doing to get it done.…

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