Feed Your Grass

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Real Estate Agent with David Tracy Real Estate #555994

 

Feed Your Grass

 

My lawn does not look so great right now. Where I live in Texas we are experiencing our winter. It is usually Tuesday and Wednesday of a given week during the “winter” months.

 

With the visual of the lawn; I went on the net to find out what I can do to help my lawn look better as the month’s progress. The answer is feed your lawn.

 

One site I went to said I should feed my lawn in early September and then again in six to eight weeks. Since it is way past September and given our crazy climate; I think I am going to feed the lawn anyway. I will give it a second feeding later.

 

Feeding the lawn will restore the damaged root system caused by hot and dry summers and children and animals at play. Applying a weed and feed mix will get rid of those pesky weeds and you can do two jobs by just completing one. 

 

 

I always thought that leaving the leaves on the lawn and not raking them was a good thing. However, it is not! Leaves smother the grass and block the sun light which causes grass thinning. So, mulch your leaves and work those into the ground, then feed the lawn.

 

Give your lawn a big fighting chance with a second feeding six to eight weeks after the first. This gives your lawn a healthy spring push and helps with those mulched leaves.

 

When preparing to sell your home, a beautiful yard is a pleasing visual draw to the buyers who are in the market to buy. If you are ready to list your home in Northern Brazoria or Galveston Counties be sure to call Sussie Sutton to list your home. Just send me a comment / message.

 

 

Better still; if you know of anyone who is thinking about buying or selling a home who would appreciate my level of expertise and service; just give me call me with their name and number. I'll be happy to follow up with them for you. I work aggressively for my clients and I am always there for them, long after the transaction is done.

 

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Sussie Says…

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Comments (17)

Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Sussie Sutton, having a good curb appeal is a must when selling a home, thanks for sharing your findings. Green grass always stands out. 

Jan 16, 2017 02:23 PM
Sussie Sutton

Yes it does Beth!  Unkept grass gives the impression of an unkept home.

Jan 16, 2017 04:12 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I was noticing yesterday how browned out all the lawns are and how unappealing they seem. My husband said he is going to put the pre-emergent out next month and follow up with a weed and feed a few weeks later. I love the look of a thick green lawn.

Jan 16, 2017 03:22 PM
Sussie Sutton

Me to Debbie! Normally in our area people mostly have Carpet Grass but I really love Winter Grass which is a soft and thinner blade.

Jan 16, 2017 04:14 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Susie,

Before the drought, in Los Angeles, we used to have our lawn sheared way down, and our gardener would spread manure on the lawn with seed, and then we would water regularly for a week.  In no time new grass would spring up and we would have a gorgeous lawn...We had three big yards of lawn in those days.  A

Jan 16, 2017 04:04 PM
Sussie Sutton

Sounds like you lost your lawn, if so I am really sorry. However, feeding and seeding a lawn is noting but good for a lawn.

Jan 16, 2017 04:15 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Sussie,  I would love to feed my lawn today but it is getting it water today, well snow 5 inches on my lawn.

 

Jan 16, 2017 04:46 PM
Sussie Sutton

Will Hamm you are one lucky dog! SNOW!

Jan 16, 2017 05:29 PM
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

Sussie,

 Good advice for keeping your lawn looking good, ours is not too bad we do have someone come take care of the feeding etc once a month!

Jan 16, 2017 05:05 PM
Sussie Sutton

Thanks for stopping by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert !  You guys good?

Jan 16, 2017 05:30 PM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Hi Sussie -- that could be some good advice to those who have lawns. In much of California we are re-planting lawns with less water-thirsty shrubs, perennials and grasses. Butterflies and birds like those plantings, too.

Jan 16, 2017 06:22 PM
Sussie Sutton

I am thinking that climate change is real. If it is then many of us will have to rethink how things will work for us.

Jan 16, 2017 08:00 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Sussie. I think that feeding is important. I have bald spots and it is largely freezing here. Have to check with my lanscaper.

Jan 17, 2017 05:25 AM
Sussie Sutton

Yeah I am going to ask my landscaper about my lawn too. 

Jan 17, 2017 05:30 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Sussie funny  you should write this post, I had a conversation with my Gardner about six weeks ago and I said to him I am watering so now I want green grass... he smiled no problem... sure enough feeding and adding seeds and we have green grass like magic:)Endre

Jan 17, 2017 11:23 PM
Sussie Sutton

With all the rain we have had we have a good sized hole next to our driveway where my daughter usually parks. We will have to fill that up and then seed and feed.

Jan 20, 2017 08:34 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Good Morning, Sussie Sutton - Thank you for Texas Tips on Lawn care! You're right, the weather is as much predictable as it is unpredictable and it's times like you describe that you must be the best judge and feed accordingly. 

I really appreciate your blog post today!

Jan 18, 2017 01:47 AM
Sussie Sutton

It's crazy here.  I went to The Stand on Galveston Island this morning and hung out there until about two, with a beautiful sun and blue skies. Then went to my hair appointment in Houston and walked out into a huge thunderous rain event.

Jan 20, 2017 08:37 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks you very much for sharing this lawn care advice. 

Blog about the results of your efforts.

Jan 18, 2017 05:26 AM
Sussie Sutton

I will Roy Kelley !

Jan 20, 2017 08:37 PM
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

Sussie,

 Just stopped by to say hello and hope all is well with you! Take care and have good day!

Jan 18, 2017 01:35 PM
Sussie Sutton

I was thinking about you this week when trying to get a nice bottle of wine.

Jan 20, 2017 08:38 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I have no lawn. It's covered in snow. Although I will appreciate the snow even more in the spring and summer, because we will have more water with which to irrigate our lawns and keep them green. 

Great post, Sussie. 

Jan 22, 2017 08:02 PM
Sussie Sutton

Ahhhh to see snow like that again! 

Jan 23, 2017 05:11 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

My lawn is still covered in snow. We are experiencing a real cold snap. Overnight lows are in the single digits, but we should start warming up on Saturday. 

I have thrown some ash from my woodstove on the yard. That is suppose to be good for your lawn and garden as long as you don't overdo it. 

Jan 26, 2017 03:30 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

I hate to feed my lawn because then it just grows faster. 

Jan 26, 2017 07:26 PM
Sussie Sutton

Yes I know it will grow when feeding it but just think about how much prettier it will be later one.

Feb 04, 2017 08:15 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It depends where you life. A lot of homeowners in SoCal are choosing sustainable lawns these days with native plants. 

Jan 30, 2017 02:04 AM
Sussie Sutton

That is true. Many homeowners in drought locations opt to go grass-less. 

Feb 04, 2017 08:17 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Our grass is looking malnourished even with it being winter. We need to get some feed on it this month.

Feb 05, 2017 07:36 PM
Sussie Sutton

We have a rather large bald spot where someone has been parking on the lawn.

Feb 10, 2017 08:38 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for the great advice to take caare of the lawn. Have a good day.

Feb 07, 2017 04:22 AM
Sussie Sutton

Thank you Gita! I hope you have a great weekend!

Feb 10, 2017 08:39 PM