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Do My Own Lawn Care - Lawn Care Guides

By DoMyOwn staff

Everything that Paul has done and talked about so far applies to most warm season grass types in the southern United States. But what about those that have cool season lawns? In this video, Paul will highlight the Lawn Care Guides, which go over basic time tables, tips, and treatment plans for most lawns. He will also highlight the five basic lawn weeds, diseases and pests.

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Video Transcript

My magnolia tree's really blooming nicely.

The yard also is still filling in nicely and looking good.

But I want to talk about something else today, and it involves getting on my laptop.

So let's chat! Some of the comments on the videos point out the fact that a lot of the stuff that I've covered apply only to warm season grasses and that's true.

I really haven't touched on or talked about tips and tricks when it comes to cool season lawns. So I wanted to make this video to try and address that issue.

If you go to our home page, you'll notice at the top are tabs that say "shop by pest", "shop by product", "lawn and garden", "outdoor living", "equipment", "sale", and "learn". Let's talk about that last tab, "learn".

If you hover over that learn tab, you'll see a drop down menu, and on that menu are our lawn care guides. If you click on that it will take you to our landing page where we have our lawn care schedules for both cool season and warm season.

If we click on the lawn care schedules, that will take us to a broad over view of a maintenance calendar for both cool season and warm season grasses.

If you scroll down, you'll notice region one encompasses cool season grasses. This will cover the Northern United States and cover common cool season grass types like Kentucky Bluegrass, Annual Ryegrass, Perennial Ryegrass, Fine Fescue, Tall Fescue, Creeping Bentgrass, and Blends.

If you scroll further down, we're looking at region two which is warm season grasses. That's going to be the Southern United States and you're going to be looking at Bermuda grass, Blends, Buffalo Grass, Carpet Grass, Centipede Grass, St. Augustine and Zoysia.

Even further down that page is region three which is Transition Grasses. This will be between both cool and warm season zones and it's going to encompass both types of grasses that are found in both cool and warm season.

Back at the top of the page, if you click on the maintenance calendar for cool season grasses, that's going to take you over to our broad over of when to apply per-emergents, post emergents, when to fertilize, mowing, watering, aeration and dethatching.

But let me point something out here, this is just a broad overview of when you should do these applications. This isn't a one size fits all and it's not going to be exact. Everything's going to depend on your weather, the region you're in, all that kind of stuff is going to play a factor of when you should do these applications. Your pre and post emergents, your fertilizing, your mowing, watering, aeration, dethatching, all of that's really going to depend on what's going on in the area you live in.

But it will give you a general target window of when you should think about doing these applications. And we have the same kind of calendar for warm season grasses on that lawn care schedules page.

Back on the landing page of the lawn care guides, we've tried to cover the most common weeds and diseases and even pests that are found in most lawns.

If you click on one of those most common weeds, or diseases or pests, it's going to open up a guide that talks all about that.

Each guide will have four main tabs, identification, inspection, treatment and prevention. And it's very important that you go through and click in that order so that you can learn how to identify the weed or disease or pest, how to inspect for them, how to treat them, and how to prevent them from getting in your yard.

We're continually going back and going through these guides and seeing how we can improve them and include as much information as possible to empower you to take care of your lawn.

The other thing I want to point out here, when we say lawn diseases, we're also talking about lawn fungus. Fungus, disease, they're one in the same.

Once again here we covered the five most basic and most common lawn diseases that are out there.

So that's it! Just a quick video highlighting our lawn care guides found on Do My Own dot com.

The lawn care guide is going to incorporate both cool and warm season grasses and that transitional zone that has a mix of both. Hop on there, click through the guides and look at all the different tips and tricks that we have in regards to cool and warm season grasses and also look at those most common weeds, diseases, and pests and try to learn and educate yourself on what those are.

Hope you found this helpful, and I hope you'll find the lawn care guides helpful as well.

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