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How to Feed and Maintain Your Lawn During Cool Weather

on 10/03/2016 Aeration, Lawn Care, Lawn Renovation, Seeding, Watering and Tags: , , , with 0 comments

Find out how to prepare cool-season grasses for winter survival and springtime abundance. Right now, the subterranean world beneath your lawn is crawling with activity.  From rhizomes to beneficial fungi, everything is preparing for a new season. Give your grasses the boost it needs!  We’ll show you why targeted fertilizer, mowing, and weed control are […]

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Why GrowCow’s Seed is So Great

on 09/26/2016 Aeration, Lawn Care, Lawn Renovation, Seeding with 0 comments

Greener, faster, stronger: grow that gold-medal lawn! A lush backyard oasis is born, not made—and it all starts with the right seed. If you’ve struggled with a patchy, sickly lawn for years, don’t throw in the trowel just yet. Our quality grass blend is here to the rescue! Enchantment Backed by Science Ready to grow […]

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5 Misconceptions about Lawn Renovation

on 08/19/2015 Lawn Care with 0 comments

I have to rototill my lawn to make it grow better While rototilling your lawn can help level out very uneven soil and open up air spaces, it is not necessary to sustain a healthy lawn. Tilling can bring buried weed seeds to the surface and cover up essential topsoil. Microbes, essential for breaking down […]

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How are my sprouts? 14-Days…

on 09/24/2014 Lawn Care with 0 comments

<< 7 – Days After 2 weeks of spectacular fall weather (for humans), lawns aerated, over-seeded and consistently watered should exhibit a thin threadlike blanket of green. Even with adequate moisture, some of our fescue seed will just be kicking in to gear, as it takes 7-21 days to germinate. We intentionally formulated a unique […]

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Fall Lawn Essentials Happy Lawn

on 09/22/2014 Confirmations, Lawn Care with 0 comments
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Where are my sprouts? 7-Days…

on 09/17/2014 Lawn Care with 0 comments

Wondering when your new grass seed will grow? Adequate moisture, awesome seed and warm soil is all you need to kick start germination. Our porcelain cow statue indicates that yards where seed has been consistently kept moist, new sprouts are 1 to 2.5 inches tall. “Good watering looks like this” Mother Nature, who typically provides […]

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Why Crabgrass?

on 08/21/2014 Lawn Care with 0 comments

Top Five Reasons You have Crabgrass – even if you treated 1. Crabgrass seeds are carried by wind and may have blown into your yard after your pre-emergent barrier was applied in spring. 2. Crabgrass seeds, which are all over our roads and parking lots, are easily trapped in car tire treads and carried to […]

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Why are there weeds along my driveway?

on 05/01/2014 Lawn Care and Tags: , , , with 0 comments

Driveway edges, or places where turf grass is thin, are terrific habitats for weed seeds to germinate and thrive.  Asphalt driveways in particular, are warmer than the surrounding soil and they radiate heat.  This means that plants living next to the driveway edge can start growing sooner each spring.   Additionally, any weed seeds that wash […]

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Why is my lawn greener than my neighbor’s lawn?

on 04/04/2014 Lawn Care and Tags: , , , , with 0 comments

Lots and lots of reasons!  It could be that you and your neighbor have different varieties of turf grass that grow at different rates. It could also be that your soil is warmer. Warmer soil can lead to faster growth. If you’re a GrowCow lawn care client, your soil has more beneficial microbes, like endo-and […]

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When will the grass finally start growing?

on 03/18/2014 Lawn Care with 0 comments
When will the grass finally start growing?

In Northern Virginia, most of our lawn grasses are ‘cool season’ grasses.  This means they grow best during spring and fall. These grasses include many varieties of Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescues, fine fescues and perennial rye grass.  The roots of cool season grasses grow best when the soil temperature is between 55ºF and 65ºF. The […]

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