WARNING: It’s very common for national chain stores to sell lawn and garden products – such as grass seed and certain soil amendments – that are good for most parts of the country, but are entirely wrong for your area.
This often happens because the buyer for these stores, purchases product that is good for most regions of the country, but may actually be harmful to the Intermountain West. For example, have you ever been told to add lime to your lawn and garden? This is good advice for homeowners in much of the country, but following this advice in your area would be disastrous! Unfortunately, most homeowners who receive this advice spend money on the wrong products, only to watch their lawns get even worse. They may assume it’s for other reasons or believe things like, “I followed the expert’s advice and used great products and my lawn still died. I must just have a black thumb.” Don’t give up! It’s not really not your fault.
Along the Wasatch Front, our pH is already high, and using products formulated for general needs will raise your soil’s pH higher still (I recently visited a competing farm supply store in the area and found a pallet of lime for sale in their garden department… ouch!).
Our lawn and garden experts at IFA have formulated the absolute best lawn care and fertilizer products available to meet the natural needs of lawns and gardens here in the Intermountain West. Because of our local knowledge, IFA fertilizer consistently out performs the national brands, and at a better price! IFA’s 4-Step Lawncare Fertilizer Program consistently produces the greenest lawns in the neighborhood, while at the same time, helping to conserve water and save you money.
If you know someone who’s building a new home, or putting in a new lawn, make sure they know that having a great lawn starts with the right grass seed.
GRASS SEEDS TO CHOOSE
Buy a seed that has a blend of Premium, Hybrid Bluegrasses or seed that has both Premium, Hybrid Bluegrasses and Premium Hybrid Perennial Ryegrasses. Either of these are excellent choices for a beautiful, dark green lawn in the Intermountain West. IFA offers both types of seed with our IFA GreenStar5 blend (5 premium bluegrasses) and IFA Quick Green (premium bluegrass/ryegrass mix).
GRASS SEEDS TO AVOID
Any grass seed such as K-31 Tall Fescue or any grass seed mix containing annual ryegrass. K-31 Fescue has a wide blade and a medium green color and is very unattractive (we’ve also seen this being sold by the pallet to unsuspecting customers at other stores… another ouch!). This grass is great for areas of the country with high summer heat, high humidity and cold winters, but NOT here.
At IFA, our local experts provide local advice and products formulated specifically to produce amazing results for the unique conditions of your lawn and garden! It’s the same advice and products being used by the pros on golf courses, parks and public lawns in your area. To learn more about your lawn and our 4-Step Lawncare Program, read Have A Beautiful Lawn In Four Easy Steps or visit our local IFA Country Store.