Late August 2020

The end of summer has always been a time to look back on great summer vacations and other hot weather activities, and to try and get ourselves into the mood for the return of kids and college students to school, to get up for the upcoming scholastic, college and professional football seasons, and (hopefully) for taking a look at all our lawns and landscapes, with a critical eye for upgrading both in the upcoming fall season.  This year, because of the COVID-19 problem, many of us have had no real summer vacations, many/most schools are preparing for virtual teaching well into the fall, at least, and most football has either been cancelled altogether, or will be played in empty stadiums.  It’s been a tough year all around, and for all of us, but hopefully all of you are healthy and still enthusiastic about getting to work to on upgrading your lawns and landscapes over the next 3+ months.

 The growing season thus far in 2020 has seen plenty of rainfall throughout the spring and summer growing seasons to keep lawns and landscape plantings lush and vigorous throughout.  Because of the regular rainfall, lawns and beds have lots of weeds that must be removed before the weather turns colder. Lawns have seen quite a bit of disease activity too, leaving them in need of fall feeding and overseeding so that they will be thick and lovely next spring.  Late August, September, October, and November are the best growing months of the year for lawns, and we encourage all of you to take full advantage of these wonderful growing conditions (warm days, cool nights, and regular rainfall) to restore or build your lawns into lovely, thick green, weed-free spreads.  Get started immediately and commit to keeping going through Thanksgiving with weed removal, overseeding where needed, and early and late fall feeding.  We want to give you the correct recipe for producing and maintaining the prettiest and healthiest lawns in our area.

Lawn Depot Turf Management is already into our early fall regular application work (broadleaf weed control and early fall fertilizing) and our fall core aeration and seeding jobs.  We’ve been fortunate that this very important part of our business has been relatively unscathed by the corona virus this spring and summer.  We’ve been social distancing our crews and we’ve been masking up religiously, so we’ve been able to remain healthy and have kept up with our schedules.  Since early July, we’ve been out evaluating the lawns of our existing customers and sending out fall seeding quotes.  If you’re already a customer and are interested in having seeding done this fall, please call 215-348-5553.  If you have received a quote and are interested in activating for the fall season, please contact us as soon as possible.  For those of you whom are not current customers, we regret that we will not be able to quote you for any services for the remainder of this fall.  We’ll be happy to look at your lawn later in the fall and mail you a proposal for the 2021 season in early January.  For those of you who have already received 2020 proposals, we are happy to activate any fall work you are interested in having done.

The Lawn Depot Garden Center is now back on our regular fall schedule.  We’re open 7 days a week, Monday through Friday 8-6, Saturday 8-5, and Sunday 9-3.  The Nursery Yard is filled with lovely perennials in bloom and active growth, with ornamental and native shrubs, and a huge offering of lovely fall mums, cabbage, kale,fall veggies and pansies in several sizes.  The store is filled to overflowing with all the lawn seed, fertilizers and control products you do-it-yourselfers will need to achieve the same results we strive for with our Turf Management customers.  We also offer a full line of pesticides to keep plants and lawns free of animal and insect pests, along with the advice you’ll need to properly keep all landscape plants safe and healthy.  We look forward to seeing all of you soon and often this fall.

                                                      Bob Button

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