Thursday, May 10, 2018
It's been a very warm, dry Spring. As previously mentioned, I tried to wait until all danger of frost had passed, before watering my lawn, and my plan backfired on the south-facing front and east-facing sides, and succeeded on the northern-exposure back yard. There's also a chance that I might have burned the two fronts, because I had applied quite a bit of fertilizer to the front and side yards, with no water except for a light dusting of snow and a few rain drops, and very little to the back yard; also with no water, but plenty of shade. My other theory about why my front and side yards didn't "green up" as well as the back yard, is that the back yard was better-protected against the high winds that we have had in the area in the last few weeks.
In order to help the grass "green up," I ordered some IRONITE from Walmart, but ended up returning it because the directions said to apply it only to "actively-growing" lawns. Since my lawn was still "dormant," I decided to try MILORGANITE instead, because it is organic and can be applied to dormant plants.
Posted by Say Yes to Life at 11:37 PM