how to get a yard care plan


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Old 08-23-22, 07:45 AM
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how to get a yard care plan

I can't get a schedule or routine for the care of my yard. I'm not especially lazy, but find it hard to get motivated especially when I'm not sure what, when, how, to do yard care. Smallish front yard with mulch and a variety of flowering plants, one crape myrtle one Red Bud. Smallish back yard with grass and shrubs, three crape myrtles. How does one get a handle on caring for their yard? When and how to de-heading, fertilize, prune, etc. Is there a KISS method for yard care?
 
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Old 08-23-22, 08:45 AM
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Mow once a week, fertilize a couple times per season. Grab a cold one and walk the yard once a week with spray bottle of weed killer. A little every week is sooo much easier than letting it go creating a large, I hate it, task.
 
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Assuming you are in Pleasant Hill, CA........Get Sunset Western Garden Book.......a cold one, as previously recommended........ and sit in both yards on a comfy chair. After an hour or so, lots of ideas will come to you. Do this frequently.
 
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This is scary....how did both of you know I do like "a cold one". That is a great idea. But seriously fertilizing the grass in my small back yard. What's an easy way to spread fertilizer on a lawn without having to buy some kind of fertilizer spreader or such a large quantity of fertilizer it would last me several years?
 
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Old 08-25-22, 04:29 PM
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My small back yard is 2 acres so I guess it's all relative!
 
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You can use a handheld grass seed spreader if your lawn is really tiny, but you will need to do the math and figure out how many pounds of granular you will need for your Sq ft. And then the challenge will be spreading it evenly without putting too much on, and running out of granular before you run out of lawn. I'd start at the lowest seed setting and try to walk both directions to get an even spread.

My yard is 4000 Sq ft, so a broadcast spreader works just fine.

but if you are wanting a system, download the Scott's app onto your phone or tablet and once you set it up, it will tell you what to do and when.

I don't use it, but I've heard others who do like it.
 
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Hi Izzie......did you get a handheld spreader and do the deed ?
 
 

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