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Fall Lawn Recovery

Fall Lawn Recovery

Summer is the most stressful time of year for our lawn. Our cool-season grasses do not appreciate multiple days above 100 degrees. The good news is that late summer and early fall are the optimal time for our lawns to recover and in this article I will outline the multi-step process.

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Zamzows Huma Green & Zamzows Lawn Food – Better Together

Zamzows Huma Green & Zamzows Lawn Food – Better Together

Hot summer months in the Treasure Valley are extremely stressful to our plants and in particular our lawns. Feeding your lawn in spring and early summer nourishes and prepares your lawn for this heat. But we reach the end of summer and head into fall, feeding your lawn specifically for recovery is vitally important as our lawn prepares for winter.
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Taking a Proper Lawn Sample

Taking a Proper Lawn Sample

Having a proper sample is the key to figuring out what is happening to your lawn. Below are the steps to taking a sample, so we can inspect, diagnose, get you the correct products, and return your sample like nothing ever happened.

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Lawn Mushrooms in Idaho

Lawn Mushrooms in Idaho

Chances are, if you have a lawn, at some point, you will encounter mushrooms springing up seemingly at random. If you are not used to seeing mushrooms in your grass, it’s understandable that you might be concerned.
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Watering Properly to Save Your Lawn From Drought

Watering Properly to Save Your Lawn From Drought

Extreme temperatures and below-average snowpack have created drought conditions for everyone in Idaho. In anticipation of water conservation measures and likely early water shutoffs, you may be wondering, how will I keep my lawn green?
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Water Less, and Keep the Green

Water Less, and Keep the Green

Hydrologists and meteorologists are predicting another year with less water than we need. This is leaving homeowners wondering what they can do to make it through the summer without making the already bad situation worse. The good news is there are some simple things you can do in your yard that will make all the difference!
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Spring Lawn Prep - What is Thatch?

Spring Lawn Prep - What is Thatch?

"Thatch” is the build up of dead grass material right at soil level. Grasses that reproduce from rhizomes are the biggest contributors to thatch build up.
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A Local Fertilizer For Local Lawns

A Local Fertilizer For Local Lawns

"Why is it I do all this work, and they barely do anything, and his lawn is always better than mine?"
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How To Control Chinch Bugs

How To Control Chinch Bugs

Sometimes those brown patches in your lawn are not caused by billbugs or lawn fungus. Another insect that is causing damage to Treasure Valley lawns is the chinch bug. Learn more about controlling chinch bugs in your lawn at Zamzows.com.
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Reseeding The Bald Spots in Your Lawn

Reseeding The Bald Spots in Your Lawn

Welcome back, friend! Weren’t you the one who came to Zamzows.com last winter when your dog’s muddy paws were ruining your carpet? If I recall, your lawn had large bald spots where the grass either didn’t grow or was damaged due to high traffic, digging, urine burns, the wrong grass seed for the area, weather, etc... Well, not to worry! You’ve arrived at the blog post that will teach you how to fix those bald spots!
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Locally Grown Seed Garlic for Idaho Gardeners.

Locally Grown Seed Garlic for Idaho Gardeners.

Growing garlic at home is easy, productive, and satisfying. Not only do you get to know where your staple produce is coming from, but the varieties of garlic you can grow are also mind-opening. This year Zamzows found a new vendor for garlic and introduced three new varieties to choose from!
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Learn how to compost

Learn how to compost

Learning how to compost may take some time to get it down to a science. Having access to home-grown organic produce is well worth the effort. Composting is the most environmentally responsible way of fertilizing for your garden, flower beds, and lawn. Composting involves keeping organic waste in a compost pile. Bacteria and other microorganisms break down your waste and turn it into fertilizer. You can easily create your own compost pile at home.
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