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AERATE--Poke holes and water more off color spots

Aeration enables water and nutrients to get to the roots. Anytime of year aeration is  super effective and you do not need to rent a machine. Try a heavy spading fork, a rock bar or even a piece of rebar. Machine or by hand more holes the better!I

NEVER Use a Weed and Feed Product

Weed and Feed Fertilizer and herbacide combinations have been  widely  problematic in many Central Oregon lawns. Repeated applications have been the culprit in the damage we have witnessed. 

Don't Worry About Weeds and Seeding Yet

Spot Treating is fine with SpeedZone or Trimec, read the label and follow directions.


Apply YELLOW Label McPheeters Brand Fertilizer

Huge following for this fertilizer, blended and formulated by Butch McPheeters. If you want to simply do one application this is the best!

Use common Milorganite

Dried microbes from MMSD wastewater treatment process. Widely used organic fertilizer that in our opinion is not the best choice for an all in one fertilizer, but does great things when used in combonation with the Mcpheeters Yellow Label. Milorganite extends the effectiveness of Yellow Label and takes some of the dips in color out of the summer /fall growing season.

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Harvest Supreme for Top Dressing

The finest bagged soil amendment available in Central Oregon. Outstanding NPK nutrients, dark earth color for improved lawn appearance. Great water gauge for just the right moisture level to repair your lawn. The organic matter holds moisture well but the exposed surface shows more water needed. INGREDIENTS: Recycled Forest Products, Composted Chicken Manure, Bark Fines, Rice Hulls, Oyster Shell, Lime, Worm Castings, Bat Guano, and Kelp Meal.

Prioritize Problem  Areas

If possible treat bad spots first and fertilize remainder of the lawn in a few days or a week later. Usually if ugly dying areas have some green showing you can bring that area back. Gain some success and experience on the problem  areas and then fertilize the whole lawn. The objective is too get the lawn growing faster. All these fertilizers are hard to burn your lawn with, if you need help with application tips call us, 541-389-9663

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"Water Like A Farmer"

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Instant Landscaping Company uses this as general guidance to attempt to 

communicate when you water heavy and then skip days and often multiple days to encourage your roots to dive down. Consider converting all your sprinkler heads to  those producing large water droplets. Our Gilmour fixed hose sprinklers for stress areas work because they produce huge water particles that pound into the ground.

Every Other Evening Use a Simple Fixed Hose Sprinkler


Early morning or evenings are the best time to water. Evenings are best  if you are around.  15-20 minutes is usually sufficient if you  repeat for one week, or until substantial growth comes in.


When Overseeding use Blend Seed mixed with more Ryegrass

Early In the heat of summer the Ryegrass should start germination in 5 days

Can't Wait? Use Green Lawnger!

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If you have an important fumction coming up....consider  using  "Green Lawnger" lawn paint. 

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