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Your failproof guide to a lovely, living lawn

On the other side of the fence, the grass is always greener. Well, sometimes, the old saw is your everyday reality. On those bright summer mornings when you're out there pulling up dandelions by the roots, the folks next door are having breakfast with the grandkids on the porch.

Okay, it's time to do something about the lawn. But what? There are so many products out there…How do you know what's best for your lawn?

The Doctor Is In!

We've made it easy for you. First, rest assured that all the products we go through great lengths to provide you with environmentally responsible products – which means no harsh chemicals that leave residues in your soil and ground water…no need to post warning signs on your lawn…no fears about having your children and pets play on the lawn.

Now, the diagnosis. Take a stroll across your lawn with a critical eye. If it's already beautiful, and your aim is to keep it that way with environmentally sound products, go right to Rx 1: Starting with Perfection.

If on the other hand, crabgrass, dandelions, foxtail, creeping bentgrass or other weeds are spreading their unsightly graffiti across your yard, go to Rx 2: The Weed-n-Feed Solution.

Starting with Perfection

Lucky you! You've already got a lovely lawn, and you want to preserve its beauty without resorting to products that force you to keep your family off the grass. You need Lawns Alive!®, our complete natural lawn fertilizer.

In late summer or early fall, apply Fall Lawns Alive! at a rate of 10 lbs. Per 1,000 sq. ft. It will help your grass survive the winter without damage and help it store up nutrients in readiness for next summer's stresses.

Come spring, follow up with an application of Spring Lawns Alive! at the same rate. It will get your grass off to a quick start as the weather settles. Plus, Lawns Alive! discourages thatch buildup, encourages deep rooting, reduces the lawn's need for water and promotes a good, thick turf which crowds out weeds.

The Weed-n-Feed Solution

Weeds not only mar the beauty of a lawn; they're aggressive invaders. Left unchecked, they compete with your grass for nutrients, water and space, taking over more of your yard each year.

Fortunately, you can eliminate these eyesores, and you don't have to resort to an Agent-Orange type herbicide to do so.

Start now by applying WOW!® Plus at the rate of 10 to 20 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. A by-product of corn syrup production, our pre-emergence weed control eliminates weeds as they germinate. Tests show that one application can reduce weed seed germination in your lawn by as much as 90%. As it decomposes, WOW! Plus releases its nutrients to your grass slowly, as nature intended. It provides your lawn with the complementary balance of nitrogen and other nutrients the grass needs for strong root growth, stress resistance and a beautiful green appearance.

In spring, apply again at the rate of 10 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. Continue applying twice a year (you won't need any other fertilizer for your lawn) until weeds are no longer a noticeable problem for you, then switch to Lawns Alive! in the years ahead.

Whatever the condition of your lawn today, Gardens Alive! will help you make it beautiful!

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