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    "Trouble Free Pool" for lawn care?

    This is the best site on the internet for maintaining a pool, no doubt. What is the equivalent for lawn care? I would like a nice, full, green lawn, but it's not easy. I need a site like this to get my lawn under control.
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    Re: "Trouble Free Pool" for lawn care?

    Lawn is easy. Water every other day. Fertlize early in the season. Weed killer before the weeds start to show. Mow every third day.
    Bob - Palm Beach by San Juan Pools. approx 5000 gals., Pentair 320 cartridge filter (all new guts installed by me), Goldline SWG, 'New to me' Kreepy Krauly Sand Shark, Intermec 104 Timer Test kit: TF-100 w/Speed Stir

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    Re: "Trouble Free Pool" for lawn care?

    Lawn Care Nut has the best lawncare info. He has a YouTube channel and Facebook page. Great advice that is focused on mostly organic lawncare.
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    Re: "Trouble Free Pool" for lawn care?

    Several metropolitan cities in the US have weekly shows hosted by local gardeners on National Public Radio. These folks provide advice on how/what/when to do stuff to your yard, while also warning about things you definitely want to avoid. Local garden centers are aware of this advice and tend to stock the aforementioned stuff you'll need to purchase. Different areas have different climates and different types of grass and differing water needs. I've had really good luck with this in a few different cities. Do you have anything equivalent up there in the Great White North? If nothing else, check in with your local garden center.
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    Re: "Trouble Free Pool" for lawn care?

    Quote Originally Posted by pabeader View Post
    Lawn is easy. Water every other day. Fertlize early in the season. Weed killer before the weeds start to show. Mow every third day.
    Wish it was that easy. It's like saying "put in chlorine, run a pump, vacuum when dirty and you'll have a clean pool!"

    Quote Originally Posted by Mam262 View Post
    Lawn Care Nut has the best lawncare info. He has a YouTube channel and Facebook page. Great advice that is focused on mostly organic lawncare.
    Thanks, will check that out.

    Quote Originally Posted by JayBauman View Post
    Several metropolitan cities in the US have weekly shows hosted by local gardeners on National Public Radio. These folks provide advice on how/what/when to do stuff to your yard, while also warning about things you definitely want to avoid. Local garden centers are aware of this advice and tend to stock the aforementioned stuff you'll need to purchase. Different areas have different climates and different types of grass and differing water needs. I've had really good luck with this in a few different cities. Do you have anything equivalent up there in the Great White North? If nothing else, check in with your local garden center.
    I'll look into that, thanks.
    14,000 gallons - oval shape - inground
    Chlorinator - Hayward CL-200 EF
    Sand filter - SwimPro SW-236T
    Pump - Hayward Super Pump C48K2N143B3
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    Re: "Trouble Free Pool" for lawn care?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bisons View Post
    Wish it was that easy. It's like saying "put in chlorine, run a pump, vacuum when dirty and you'll have a clean pool!"
    Haha. This!

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    Re: "Trouble Free Pool" for lawn care?

    Wish it was that easy. It's like saying "put in chlorine, run a pump, vacuum when dirty and you'll have a clean pool!"



    TFPC is just about that easy. You forgot test water. So is lawn care is even easier, nothing to test
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    Re: "Trouble Free Pool" for lawn care?

    DIY lawn care? Anyone?

    I asked a similar question a few months back. Here's the thread.
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