Today was a good day

Today was a good day for applying a fall fertilizer to lawns.  Why?  Because it is still not too cold out, the grass is no longer growing but still green, and it was drizzling.  At least it was as I finished the five lawns I had to fertilize.  It’s raining harder now, which is also ideal because the rain helps water the fertilizer in.  However, try to avoid fertilizing before a downpour, so your hard work is not washed away.

Today’s conditions were ideal for fall lawn fertilizing.  Most experts will tell you that fall is the most important time to fertilize your lawns.  Fertilizer applied at this time of the year is to strengthen (deepen) the roots, repair the lawn from summer drought/stresses and prepare the lawn for winter, so it is important to get the right product.  These are two I frequently use for fertilizing lawns in the fall…

 

 

Both are pet and kid friendly, safe to walk on immediately after application.  They can be purchased at your local garden centers or DIY (Home Depot, Lowes etc) stores.

Apply the fertilizer as instructed on the bags.  I use a push spreader and apply the fertilizer in two directions to avoid patchiness (as pictured below).  For irregularly shaped lawns, block off the lawn (visually) in squares or rectangles to ensure even distribution of the fertilizer.

 

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Remember, a great looking lawn enhances the appearance of your garden.  We all know I appreciate beautiful gardens.  If you miss/forget any fertilizer applications, don’t miss the fall one!

 

Home Depot coupon for potting soil

 

 

This coupon can be used from May 6 to May 11 at Home Depot.  Receive a free bag of Vigor Potting Mix when you purchase $25 of Vigoro plants.  Sorry, this promotion is only available at Home Depot stores in Canada.

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Coupon for Vigoro Products at Home Depot

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Vigoro triple mix, a combination of humus (rich soil), compost and peat moss, is one of my favorite garden products.  It comes in a very manageable size, not too heavy or large to carry or transport in your vehicle,  The staff at Home Depot will load it into your car too.

It is currently on sale here at Kanata’s Home Depot this week for $2.99 per bag, a 25% savings.  Pick up a few bags soon, or for large quantities, print off this coupon and stock up!