I received this email from a customer in Dayton Ohio on June 30 2010. He gave me permission to share it with you:
I just wanted to show the results of your top quality product. I started this project in the summer of 2007. I did a complete renovation. While the yard was tilled up I installed a sprinkler system which has really helped maintain the quality of the lawn. The original soil was in pretty good shape for southwest Ohio (Dayton).The only amendment I made was working a bale of peat moss into the top 6 inches of soil per every 200 square feet. After spreading the seed I worked it lightly into the soil with a little hand tiller and then pushed a roller over the prepared soil. I kept the seed moist and waited for the magic.
I wanted a TRUE Kentucky Bluegrass lawn. I reviewed the turf trials to find the cultivars with the darkest green color. I used your seed customizer and ordered a blend with 50% MIdnight, 25% Award, and 25% Blue Velvet. I seeded around Labor Day and by the end of October the lawn had filled in with plenty of young grass. I only had a few spots no larger than a small plate that had sparse growth. I could not be more pleased with the results. There were absolutely no noxious weeds or any undesirable varieties of grass, just the pure Bluegrass I was looking for.
By the first spring the lawn continued to mature. I lightly tilled and seeded some of the spots that had not completely filled in. It took until about the first week in May for the new lawn to really begin to flourish. By mid summer the lawn looked lush and full and had already gained the attention of the neighborhood.
I am now in my third full season of growth. It keeps getting better each year as the grass matures. It greens up around the first of April but it really takes until around Mother’s Day to show vigorous spring growth. The pictures I have attached were taken in late May of this year.
I follow a maintenance schedule posted on the Purdue University Turfgrass Program’s website. In spring to early summer, I cut the lawn with a reel mower at a height of 1 1/2 inches. As the weather gets hot I let it grow taller and cut it at 2 1/2 inches, taking it back down in the fall. In the fall I have to fight some powdery mildew and rust but so far this has not caused any substantial damage, mostly just a nusance.
Once again, I could not be more pleased with the results of your seed. I was also very pleased with the quality service and prompt shipping. I have renovated other lawns over the past several years and have been disappointed because I cut out a step or two. This time I have taken every step possible, including buying the best seed possible and I am convinced this is the best lawn that I could possibly grow. The neighbors enviably think so also!
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