Frosty the Snowtree 
Sunday, November 20, 2011, 08:00 AM - Christmas
We couldn't help but laugh at this clever, kid-inspired Christmas tree.

If you want to try something like this, just let us know! We can help find the perfect snowman-shaped tree, then flock it in white for you.


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Tabletop Christmas Trees 
Saturday, November 19, 2011, 08:00 AM - Christmas
How adorable are these tabletop Christmas trees?

Lawn King sells Christmas trees as small as 2 feet high. They can be left bare or flocked with any color you choose.


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Small Business Saturday Is Nov. 26 
Friday, November 18, 2011, 08:00 AM - Christmas


Saturday, Nov. 26 is Small Business Saturday - the day everyone across the country comes out to support their favorite local businesses.

We appreciate your business & hope to see you then!

For more information, watch the video or visit Facebook.com/SmallBusinessSaturday.
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How to Prep for New Sod 
Saturday, November 18, 2006, 01:57 AM - Christmas


Sod vs. Grass Seed
Lawn King sells sod and grass seed specifically for our region. Visit us for professional consultation prior to installation. Both sod and grass seed will take about 3 months to establish strong, healthy roots. Sod will take root faster, but grass seed roots will be stronger.

Prepping Your New Lawn
Preparation is key to a healthy lawn. Grass seed and sod both need about 1/4-inch of fresh topsoil before installation or planting. Be sure that you take the extra time and care to smooth out the topsoil and eliminate pockets for proper drainage. If your yard is sandy, you will need to first rototill 6 inches of topsoil into the ground to create a moisture-rich base. Rototill 4 to 6 inches of topsoil into a clay ground.

You can rent a commercial-grade rototiller from your local rental shop. Plan to spend at least 2 to 3 weekends preparing the soil prior to laying sod or seeding.

When to Sod or Seed
The best time of year to lay sod or plant grass seed is in early to mid-May or in late August through mid-September. The temperature of the ground should be at least 50 degrees, and the evenings must remain warm through the night.

Keep New Grass Moist
Keep the ground moist - don't let the grass completely dry out during those important first 3 weeks. Also, it's important to not drown your new grass. Sod will require a lot more water than grass seed and needs to be monitored much more closely. It's best to water your lawn in the morning.

Fertilizing New Grass
Make sure that your lawn is fully established before fertilizing the first time. Use a 10-10-10 low phosphorus/high potassium fertilizer. Avoid fertilizing on hot, sunny days to prevent burning your grass.

When to Mow
Mow your new lawn for the first time 10 to 14 days after installation. It is important to set your mower higher than normal the first time you mow. Catch or rake up grass clippings after the first mowing as well.
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How to Measure Sod 
Saturday, November 18, 2006, 01:55 AM - Christmas


Each roll of sod covers 13-1/2 sq. feet (or 1-1/2 sq. yards).

How to Measure a Rectangular Area of Lawn
Step 1) Measure your yard in feet.
Step 2) Length x width = total square feet
Step 3) Divide total square feet by 13.5 = # of sod rolls

How to Measure a Circular Area of Lawn
Step 1) Measure your yard in feet.
Step 2) Length x width = total square feet
Step 3) Multiply total square feet by 0.79 = # of sod rolls
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