If you’ve been following along for a while, then you know that we’ve been working on getting our lawn into shape since late last spring. We first started working on the front lawn in June of last year and made some awesome changes in a short period of time.
Then we went to visit friends in Switzerland for a month last summer, leaving the grass relatively unwatered for that whole time. This was followed by an extremely wet fall and then a hard, cold winter full of snow (or at least, at lot more snow then we are used to – and it actually stuck around, laying on the lawn for months).
All of these factors left our lawn looking less-than-amazing this spring; and it was definitely in need of some serious TLC.
It was patchy, scraggly, yellow, and generally super patchy and weak looking…
It was especially bad around the big tree, so we decided to incorporate that into a long garden bed when we added the split rail fence.
Despite how damaged the lawn had become over the winter, we really didn’t want to do the same big process that we went through last spring when we initially re-seeded the whole thing. That was needed at the time, but to repeat that project two years in a row was just going to be too big of a job. Fortunately, we didn’t need to!
Enter Scotts Lawn Response 9-1-1!
Scotts Lawn Response 9-1-1 is a three in one solution for rescuing struggling lawns and bringing them back to life. It contains all that you need: high performance grass seed, slow-release fertilizers, and a soil enhancer. Instead of improving your lawn in three separate steps, you can now do it in ONE simple application using a regular lawn spreader! Woot woot for quick & easy!
Lawn Response 9-1-1 includes a high performance grass seed that, once established and healthy, will help crowd out pesky weeds. It also includes a soil enhancer which improves the structure of the soil you are working with and allows for better use of water and nutrients. The slow-release fertilizers they throw in are what green up your lawn, while also strengthening your lawn’s roots and helping the new lawn seed become properly established.
This is some seriously amazing stuff, you guys. I can’t believe how much improvement we’ve had in our lawn with so little time and effort. (If you notice a couple of small yellow “burn” spots, those are from the cedar split rails being cut on the lawn – the cedar “burned” it in areas, but it will grow out in time).
And for that super patchy area right around our huge tree we incorporated it into the garden, so we won’t be battling with trying to grow lawn there forever and ever. Plus, I really like the look of it incorporated into our landscaping, now.
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