Fall Lawn Care Tips + Farm Produce | The Nutritionist Reviews
Saturday, September 22, 2018

Fall Lawn Care Tips + Farm Produce

This post has been sponsored by Scotts®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
It's almost fall! It's the best time of year for produce at The Farm. What's The Farm? If you are a long time reader of The Nutritionist Reviews, you may remember that my parents have a farm in the thumb of Michigan that we visit regularly. It is about 1 1/2 hours from our house and is an awesome 92 acres of land. My dad rents much of the land to a farmer who farms soybeans, winter wheat and corn on rotating years. We love taking a trip up there for the weekend and enjoying the beautiful nature.
My dad does a lot of work to keep the fruit trees and vineyards looking great along with keeping the lawn around the house maintained. We walk barefoot out there a lot and my parents work hard to keep the grass cut nice and soft enough to walk on.
We love the products from Scotts® Lawn Care, especially the Scotts® Turf Builder® Grass Seed Sun and Shade Mix® which we use on our own home during the spring and fall especially. Fall is the time to feed and seed! Visit TractorSupply.com to find your favorite Scotts® products! The Farm is amazing for going on long walks, teaching the kids about nature, swimming and picking lots of fruit! The fall season is busy for my parents because they have a large vineyard with grapes that need to be picked and squeezed for making wine as well as pear trees, peach trees and apple trees. Adalyn, Oliver and I are totally fruit crazy, so visiting the farm this time of year is especially awesome. The Farm means the world to the kids, Troy and me. It is super important to me to raise my kids in nature and not with a ton of constant technology (though that has its place at times). To me, there is nothing like taking my kids on a long walk on the farm, picking different wild apples, seeing a deer or a hawk, seeing different plants, and more. Nature is my happy place, and the kids love it as well. Oliver is obsessed with tractors and loves seeing my Dad's 3 tractors, though he is scared of the noise at this age when it is on. We often go to the farm in the fall just to hang out but also to help my parents with picking the fruit and taking care of the property. Scotts® products from Tractor Supply Company always seem to work the best at an affordable price. We do a lot of lawn care in the spring/summer, but it is important to take care of it in the fall as well after months of damage from the heat and maybe not enough water. Seeding and feeding your lawn during the fall will help ensure that it looks great the following year. We like to fertilize the lawn in the fall so that it can soak up the nutrients before the harsh Michigan winter hits. You can help repair the damage from the summer sun and build strong roots for the following spring. The Scotts® Turf Builder® Grass Seed Sun and Shade Mix® is perfect for the farm. We often get a mix of sun and shade, so this helps the grass grow in either condition. It spreads and thickens to give you an awesome lawn. It has 4 in 1 WaterSmart® PLUS coating to absorb double the water and helps prevent against disease. It has a medium to high drought tolerance which is perfect for the farm because it can often be dry there. This summer it was dry for quite awhile. When the weather is extra hot, we water the lawn-especially near the house. We spread this out where we need grass to grow in, and it does a great job. I love Tractor Supply Company because they seriously have the cutest farm clothes, boots and items for kids. I love going to see the animals there, such as the baby chicks and ducks. It is super fun for the kids, and they have the best items that you didn't know you needed. My dad has been shopping there for the last 20 years for the farm.

I recommend giving your lawn some love this fall so that it will look great next spring! Happy fall!

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