Lawn Stuff, Part 1: Speedzone

Yes. Another category on this Blog … #Lawn Stuff. When it comes to my lawn, I’m obsessed. Yet, I’m no expert. I don’t have tons of extra money to spend. I don’t want to hire a service (again, the money). I don’t water it daily (one more time, money). I try really hard to avoid chemicals. Just not this year. 

My friend, Steve T., works for a company that makes Speedzone. He’s a born-and-raised farm kid from rural Michigan. Growing stuff is in his blood. He actually cares about me and my lawn so one day he said, “hey, stop wasting your time with that watered-down stuff from your local hardware store,” and then gave me all these technical reasons about the why and how it all works and I kinda spaced.

“Just tell me exactly what to do and when,” I said. 

So he did. He actually started to build an App. He told me what to do last fall. He told me what to do this spring.

Step 1: Apply Speedzone to all the weeds with a pump sprayer. 

I did that on Monday, April 27th. The crappy pictures below show a wide variety of weeds in my lawn. Usually, I’ll spend 4-6 hours pulling all the dandelions one by one and spot spraying the other stuff that isn’t so easy to pull. This year, I’m trying something different.

Pictures below are a combination of Day-1 (before treatment) and Day-2 (24 hours after treatment). 

In summary, today’s lessons are (1) have a farm-kid friend named Steve who’s as obsessed with his lawn as you are and is as frugal and (2) get Speedzone and a pump sprayer.

One Comment on “Lawn Stuff, Part 1: Speedzone

  1. Pingback: Lawn Stuff, Part 3: Speedzone (and some pulling) – Don Kowalewski

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