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Lawn service crews busy after weather mix

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When it comes to the weather, we can never be too sure what tomorrow will bring. One thing we do know, our lawns have taken a beating from the weather dating all the way back to last spring.

It means bad news for homeowners, plus it's setting back some local businesses.

If you drive around town you'll see much of everything: bright green lawns, dead, dry lawns and a mix of both.

The weather is to blame and that's keeping local business crews on their feet, literally.

"Typically We don't do a lot of spring seeding but this year with the drought and the conditions, you see on the lawn, we've quadrupled or 10x what we normally do seeding for spring," Scotts LawnService owner Ryan Anderson said.

Crews with Scotts LawnService are hard at work, all over the area, working quickly from one yard to the next.

Busier than normal because people want their lawns back. So Scotts crews are treating it all.

"In cases where spots are bigger than a dinner plate, or the whole yard is dead, we're coming in and aerating and over-seeding, or slicing the lawns, two things to help it grow, fast," Anderson said.

If you're looking to make your own project out of it, you can, by renting the equipment and buy good brand-name products.

"Don't buy any fertilizer with crab grass preventer or weed killer in it. you just want a regular starter fertilizer, 16, 25, 12. Plus, you need to water it," he said. "Right now, don't spray weeds if you're seeding. seed it, with starter fertilizer, things will work out fine."

Scotts LawnService crews are catching up on business after the weather delay, over the last few days. They are treating between 150-180 lawns each day.

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