Making a List for Success


posted on December 11th, 2015 by

Making a list

The year seems to have flown by, there are only 21 days left in 2015. Time seems to get away from us before we know it. Usually, at the end of the year we look back and are happy with the projects we completed and wonder why we didn’t get the other projects finished.

Many of our projects can only be done outside which limits our time to complete them. Making a list of the steps needed to complete a project can help to keep you on track. You can actually start the list now. For instance, if you want to beautify your lawn, you would need to assess the yard. What are you hoping to accomplish, are there bare spots in the lawn that need to be filled in? Do you want to switch the type of grass in your lawn or does it just need some maintenance?

Once you decide what the project will be,then you need to start a list of steps to accomplish the task. Such as, how large are the spots or size of your lawn? This will help you decide how much material such as plugs, seed or sod you will need to cover the areas. Next you would need to see what steps are needed to make sure the grass is successful. For instance, are there any amendments that need to be made to the soil? Is the product you are considering compatible with your growing condition, such as amount of sunlight, soil pH and drainage?

Check all the labels and make sure anything that you apply to the area is safe for the grass you have chosen. Be careful and follow the label instructions on when to apply and the waiting period after applying before planting. Once planted, how much and how often does the grass need to watered? How long to limit traffic on the area? When do you fertilize, etc.?

Having all of the information prepped and checking when the needed products will be available even possibly having some of the products ready will allow you to start as soon as the weather allows.

Make achieving your 2016 projects possible by planning now for success later.

Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday Season!

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2 Responses to “Making a List for Success”

  1. John Venning Says:

    January 28th, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    We have a five year old Zoysia lawn in Englewood, Florida. I have followed the instructions for the use of Nutri 20. We have many different kind of weeds and I have been using Spectricide Weed Stop for Lawns witch takes car of the weeds but also seems to do damage to the Zoysia grass. Currently there are several bare spots and areas where the grass lays flat. I am ordering plugs for fill but I don’t seem to treat my Zoysia correctly for a full tight lawn. I have copied several Archives and hope for a good spring to develop my Zoysia lawn. Suggestions are welcome.

  2. SecureAdminZ Says:

    February 11th, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    Dear J. Venning,

    Once established, the dense turf created by zoysia significantly reduces most summer weeds. Amazoy will choke out most existing cultivated and wild grasses, including Bermuda and St. Augustine.

    Since you are having some intrusive weed issues you can use Weed-B-Gon Max Plus Crabgrass and Weed Killer Spray, with no harm to your Zoysia lawn.
    If you need further assistance please contact our customer service department and they will help you. Our telephone number is (410) 756-2311 Monday through Friday 8 am until 4:30 pm Eastern time.

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