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Keeping your lawn lush and green throughout the growing season requires applying the right fertilizers and weed and pest killers at the right time. We stock a complete line of lawn care products that will help you achieve the lawn of your dreams. To simplify the process, we've developed the four-step process below:

Step 1: Apply April through May (19-00-06) Award Turf Fertilizer with Dimension provides season-long control of crabgrass and controls or suppresses other listed summer annual grasses and broadleaf weeds. Award Turf Fertilizer with Dimension is a non-staining, low-odor formula that can be applied on established lawns, golf course fairways, roughs and tee boxes.

Step 2: Apply May through June (18-00-03 + Viper). Award Turf Fertilizer with Viper contains a premium grade herbicide and turf food combination that controls a wide spectrum of broadleaf weeds while providing both fast and long feeding action.

Step 3: Apply June through August (18-00-03 40% Organic). Award Turf Fertilizers contain exception-quality material that are lawn safe and low stress. Contains 40% organic biosolids.

Step 4: Apply August through October (24-00-15). Green Pro Fertilizer with 2% Iron, 2% Sulfur can be used anytime during the growing season but is ideal early spring through June and August through October.

Please Note: You do no have to do four steps; you may find it adequate to do two or three steps and achieve the healthy lawn you desire.

Raise your mower deck as temperatures rise. The higher the better. Taller grass will insulate the ground, reduce stress and create a stronger root system.

Spot spraying with a hand sprayer is an option that will target specific weeds, limit the amount of herbicide used and save money.

Grubs and June Bugs: Award 00-00-07 with Acelepryn contains a new class of active ingredient found to have a lower toxicity and environmental impact than that of organophosphates, neonicotinoids and synthetic pyrethroids used for the same purpose. Recognized by the EPA as a reduced risk pesticide, Award Turf Fertilizer with Acelepryn will control both surface and sub-surface feeding insects by attacking the muscles of the target pest, resulting in paralysis and death. When applied early in the season, Acelepryn will outlast imidacloprid applications made at the same time. For season-long grub control, best longevity and lowest environmental impact, apply Award Turf Fertilizer with Acelepryn for consistent and effective results.

Popular Grass Seed Mixes

Sunny Turf Mix is an elite mix of Kentucky bluegrass, perennial ryegrass and creeping red fescue. For best results, this mix should be planted in a full-sun area where these varieties simply thrive! This mix will create a deep rich green color with good disease resistance for a lasting lawn.

✔ 20% Blue Star Kentucky Bluegrass
✔ 20% Washington Kentucky Bluegrass
✔ 20% Blue Sapphire Kentucky Bluegrass
✔ 15% Pasco Perennial Ryegrass
✔ 15% Boreal Creeping Red Fescue
✔ 10% Pershing Perennial Ryegrass
Seeding Rate: 3.5-4 lbs./1,000 sq. ft.

Shady Turf Mix produces a fine-textured lawn in areas of moderate to heavy shade (with at least two hours of sunlight per day). This mixture also tolerates a more acidic, lower fertility soil.

✔ 40% Boreal Creeping Red Fescue
✔ 20% Windward Chewings Fescue
✔ 20% Emerald-N Perennial Ryegrass
✔ 20% Minnfine Kentucky Bluegrass
Seeding Rate: 4-5 lbs./1,000 sq. ft.

All-purpose Speedy Green Turf Mix is an economical mixture with extremely quick emergence and cover. This mix can be used in sun or light shaded areas.

✔ 25% Kentucky Bluegrass
✔ 25% Perrennial Ryegrass
✔ 25% Creeping Red Fescue
✔ 25% Annual Ryegrass
Seeding Rate: 4-5 lbs./1,000 sq. ft.

Custom mixes are available; allow one week minimum for lead time.

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