Best Feeds Carries a full line of lawn care products including bagged and bulk grass seed such as Penn State Mix, Rye Grass, Mixes for sun or shade and Jonathan Green Black Beauty mix. There are many grass seed mixtures and fertilizer options to choose so it is best to stop by one of our stores to speak with one of our professionals before starting your project. There are also many eco-friendly options available that are safe around children and pets. In recent years grass seed formulas have been developed that are deep rooting, requiring less water and have natural disease resistance. We specialize in Jonathan Green lawn care products.
The "New American Lawn" is based on the use of organic and traditional chemical products. These products improve disease and insect resistance, improve heat tolerance and improve your lawn's soil biology. The Jonathan Green program is a 4 step program with some options being organic. Mail-in coupons are available for both types of programs. The basic requirements for a healthy lawn are: soil amendment, fertilizers, weed control, insect control and disease control.
FERTILIZERS - Lawns need the proper amount of nutrients to grow thick and green throughout the year. Differences in product are organic components, time of year applied and new or established lawns.
WEED CONTROL - Lawn weeds are divided into two basic groups: Grassy weeds such as crabgrass, goosegrass, foxtail, and barnyard grass that germinate each spring and Broadleaf weeds such as dandelion, chickweed, plantain and clover.
INSECT CONTROL - Lawn insects are most active during warm summer months and feed on desirable turf grass from March through October. Some newer varieties of grass seed contain endophytes to naturally reduce insect damage.
DISEASE CONTROL - The proper environmental conditions must be present for fungus to attack. Hot, humid weather usually brings on lawn disease. Broad spectrum, systemic fungicide provides both preventative and curative control of turf diseases such as red thread, leaf spot and snow mold.
SOIL AMENDMENT - Before starting any lawn renovation project have a soil analysis done to determine your soil's pH level. When lawn's are balanced, weeds are reduced.