New Years Resolutions + New Beginnings

Ah yes, a New Year. A time for new beginnings, and of course, resolutions. Everybody makes them, but not everybody keeps them. You may have made your resolution to get outside more and practice outdoor lawn care. Maybe you have committed to starting a garden this year. Or maybe you have decided to start workingContinue reading “New Years Resolutions + New Beginnings”

Christmas Tree Disposal

The New Year’s resolutions have been made and new gardens have been planned but what to do with that lovely Christmas tree that is turning brown and losing needles in the corner of the family room?  The SoilKit® office chose to take our office tree out to the 256 Woerner family farm and placed theContinue reading “Christmas Tree Disposal”

Saying goodbye to the year of the Sunflower 2021

We are saying goodbye to the year of the sunflower. What is my favorite flower? A sunflower. The National Garden Bureau has established 2021 as the year of the sunflower. My brother, Allen, planted a field of sunflowers this year on our 256 Farm. We got to enjoy watching the beautiful flowers grow. I alsoContinue reading “Saying goodbye to the year of the Sunflower 2021”

Christmastime Blog

What do you buy for someone that has everything?  The buzz right now is all about the at-home tests–identifying problems or searching for an answer with easy-to-use, scientific tests.  You can find a COVID test, a food sensitivity test, an ancestry test…. But what about a test that unlocks answers about your lawn or garden? Continue reading “Christmastime Blog”

Fertilizers with Nitrogen: How to Read the Label

Why is the “Apply nitrogen when turf is actively growing” disclaimer so important?  There is a disclaimer that is found on most, if not all, fertilizers containing nitrogen.  Have you noticed?  “Apply nitrogen when turf is actively growing.” Let’s talk about why this disclaimer is on the bag and what it means.  The first ofContinue reading “Fertilizers with Nitrogen: How to Read the Label”

How to Use Your Grass Clippings

Has your freshly mowed lawn left behind a messy array of grass clippings? Well instead of trashing these pesky blades, or leaving them scattered across your lawn — although this actually proves to be beneficial (more on this later) — there are many practical ways you can benefit from this detritus. Recycling grass clippings isContinue reading “How to Use Your Grass Clippings”

Citrus Tree Growing Guide

What are the optimal environmental conditions for growing citrus? Whether you like a sweet, sour, or bitter taste, citrus fruit has it all. When you think citrus oranges, lemons, limes, or maybe even grapefruits probably all come to mind; however, there are many varieties of citrus trees that produce more than these rudimentary fruits. TheContinue reading “Citrus Tree Growing Guide”

Types of Fungus in Your Lawn

Are you seeing potential signs of fungus in your lawn? Fungus spread through spores and typically thrive in environments with poor airflow, excessive moisture, and low light conditions. This is why after a rainstorm, where clouds are prevalent and grounds are wet, you may notice signs of fungus. According to Graham Simmons, Director of Turf GrassContinue reading “Types of Fungus in Your Lawn”

Fungus In Your Lawn

Are you noticing patches of dead grass scattered across your lawn? Or maybe blades and leaves of grass are turning brown. Whichever, these may be indicators of a fungus takeover. What is Fungus? What exactly is fungus? Well, it’s not just the mushrooms and it actually has a lot more to do with your soilContinue reading “Fungus In Your Lawn”

Checking Your SoilKit Results

After you have registered your kit, collected your sample, and mailed it in, checking your SoilKit results is the next and most exciting part! You will receive an email notification with a link to view your results. The link will take you to your SoilKit dashboard. From there, you can view your results and easilyContinue reading “Checking Your SoilKit Results”