AUGUST 2, 2012
It's the hottest month of the year and my lawn is brown and yucky! Or at least it was until I decided to do something about it. This is that patch of flat lawn in our backyard where the kids kick the soccer ball, play badminton, capture insects, and play with their friends, but it was getting prickly under their feet and becoming such an eyesore. Our front lawn stays nice and healthy, but this one in the rear yard was looking really sad.
I went down to my local True Value to see what I could find in their garden department. The store manager recommended ammonium sulfate for a quick fix to green it up again, applied in the evening after the hot sun fades and given a healthy watering to dissolve the granules. Knowing little about lawn fertilizers, I took his advice.
I was surprised how quickly the lawn turned lush and green again, I had it in the back of my mind somehow that these things take a lot of time, but the ammonium sulfate was a great quick fix – here's the result two weeks later.
For long term health we will need to follow up with a slow release formula in a few weeks – for now we're enjoying the lusher, darker 'feels good under the feet' grass.
The much improved lawn has met with feline approval.
And I'm happy to report the kids are back in action, enjoying the last days of summer and having fun ignoring social norms for bathing suits when jumping in sprinklers. :)
Anyone else use ammonium sulfate to quickly green up your lawn? What products do you use for long term lawn health and care?
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