Ahhh…Spring.

A time to break out the tools. Tools that cut, blow, edge and mow all the things that grow.

So, Pete and I are having a little dad-ly challenge.

A cultivation contest…a blade bash…fertilizer feud…or a “grass-off” of sorts.

To ensure we have stuff to cut, blow and mow, we’re gonna fertilize our lawns and see who grows the better lawn.

And to show you that our fertilizin’ and weed-killin’ is the real deal. We chose to treat only half of our respective lawns.

Serious before and after. No photoshop necessary.

Now we don’t want you to try this at home, unless you want to really stupid looking lawns, like us.

We might even get into a tomato throwdown.

A kale clash. Watermelon wrangle. Radish riot. Squash scuffle. Carrot combat. Rutabaga rumble. Dill duel.

A Melon melee.

I wish I could just name stuff for a living.

Uhh…Yeah. We might just do some garden stuff too.

The Fertilizer

To keep this thing fair, we both chose the same product. Well, almost.

I used Sta-Green Southern Weed and Feed. ‘Cause…well…I live in the south. I’m not sure what’s different. I am sure we have different types of grass, but maybe different weeds too?

I used Sta-Green Southern Weed and Feed. ‘Cause…well…I live in the south. I’m not sure what’s different. We have different types of grass, but maybe different weeds too?

I already had a drop spreader, but Pete got this awesome Sta-Green Broadcast Spreader.

I already had a drop spreader, but Pete got this awesome Sta-Green Broadcast Spreader.

If you want to know what’s right for your lawn, check out Lowe’s, they have a whole section of their website dedicated to Sta-Green stuff.

I went there and found out now is the time to fertilize since spring and summer are the growing seasons for many types of grasses. I also learned I should read the instructions—over-fertilizing is bad.

The Video

We recently added some GoPros to the Dadand arsenal of tools. That means you’ll benefit from tons of gratuitous video—full of excessive jibs, crossfades and dizzying points-of-view. Check it:

Now it’s your turn. Grow a better lawn than Pete and I. Kill weeds. Bathe in the spring greenery that is your grass. Go do it now, then comment to show us up.

Check back for our next post where I put together a little container garden.

 


 

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