Defrost Your Lawn with Scotts

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If you’re feeling the effects of this year’s never-ending polar vortex, imagine what your landscape is going through. Now’s the time to lavish a little extra care to ensure that your lawn springs back for a lush and healthy season. The Scotts team provided us with the following recommendations:

Snow Mold Rescue Plan for Northern Grasses

Low temperature extremes and heavy snow cover for a month or longer do more than dampen spirits, they can cause snow mold diseases on your lawn.

Here’s what to do if you find gray, pink or dead patches, 4 to 12 inches in length, on your lawn:

  1. Wait for snow to melt and grass to dry.
  2. Lightly rake to remove dead grass and loosen soil.
  3. Add Scotts Turf Builder Lawn Soil to prepare soil for seeding.
  4. Reseed with Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed.
  5. Feed with Scotts Turf Builder Starter Food for New Grass.
  6. Just before your first mow, feed with Scotts Turf Builder Lawn Food to boost nutrients and strengthen your new grass.

If you only have a small area to repair, use Scotts EZ Seed. It contains a unique combination of Scotts best grass seed, starter fertilizer and super-absorbent growing material.

Salt & Ice Damage Rescue Plan for Northern Grasses

Road salt and ice melt can damage turfgrass soil along sidewalks, walkways and driveways, leaving bare, brown or dead patches. If you spot lawn damage from salt-laden snow and slush from walkways, streets and paved areas, try the following:

  1. Flush road salt and ice melt away from roots by flooding the area with water or allowing seasonal rains to naturally dilute salt levels.
  2. To speed up the flushing process, apply pelletized gypsum to further neutralize salts.
  3. Prepare the area for reseeding by applying Scotts Turf Builder Lawn Soil.
  4. Reseed with Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed.
  5. Feed with Scotts Turf Builder Starter Food for New Grass.

If you only have a small area to repair, use Scotts EZ Seed. It contains a unique combination of Scotts best grass seed, starter fertilizer and super-absorbent growing material.

Lawn Stress Rescue Plan for Southern & Transition Zone Grasses

Even warm-season lawns may have been stressed by this year’s cold-season weather. Extra nutrients can help brown, dry or lackluster-looking patches green up properly. The best way to revive your lawn for the new season is to give it a good feeding with Scotts Turf Builder Lawn Food.

Grass that doesn’t bounce back after a few weeks may not have survived. In that case, there’s nothing to do but replant the dead areas. Use Scotts Turf Builder Lawn Soil to prepare the soil, then reseed with Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed. Finally, feed your replanted lawn with Scotts Turf Builder Starter Food for New Grass.

 

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