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Using All-Purpose Milorganite

Milorganite is an all-purpose slow-release nitrogen fertilizer that can be used safely on lawns, flowers, vegetables, shrubs, and trees, as well as a carrier when spreading grass seed.

  • Milorganite has been proven effective for over 90 years
  • Composed of heat-dried microbes
  • Won't burn your lawn or garden
  • It's a slow-release fertilizer that feeds for up to 10 weeks
  • Regulated by the EPA and complies with its most stringent requirements

Milorganite’s slow-release formula provides even growth and better root development over a longer period of time

Slow-release is also good for the environment; Milorganite’s nutrients release at a rate that plants can use making it less likely to leach into groundwater.

Is Your Lawn Struggling this Summer?

A combination of excessive heat and humidity in the summertime is the leading cause of fungus to emerge on the lawn. The fungus often occurs in times of stress, such as drought, long rainy periods, and overwatering. It usually develops because the water stays on the leaf surface far too long and is then spread from foot-traffic and mowing while still wet.

Signs of lawn fungus will appear as:

  • Brown or "dead" looking spots on grass blades
  • Dead or dry looking spots on your lawn (despite regular irrigation)
  • Discolored patches that grow in size
  • Threadlike or powdery coatings on grass blades

Red Thread (note the light red hue to the damaged grass blades) is a cool-season turf disease that thrives in undernourished lawns.

Dollar Spot appears as small circles of dead or dry grass on lawns. They often look sunken and can be alone or in clusters. This fungus thrives in hot, humid summer weather.

Brown Patch often appears in roughly circular or irregular patches that look dry or dead. It thrives in hot, humid summer weather. Brown Patch often forms as a circle of dry brown grass with a narrow darker ring around it.

Will the fungus go away?

Unfortunately, it will not go away on its own. You must treat it and then start implementing the following best practices to prevent it from coming back in the future.

  • Water the lawn in the morning will allow the grass to absorb the water and then dry off throughout the day.
  • Sharpen and clean mower blades regularly.
  • When mowing, do not remove more than ⅓ of the grass blade.
  • Remove thatch in the fall.
  • Apply Jonathan Green Love Your Soil to reduce soil compaction and increase airflow.
  • If your grass lacks calcium, apply Jonathan Green's line of Mag-I-Cal in the spring to build strong cell walls, to promote disease resistance, and to enable the grass to utilize nutrients in the soil.
  • Applying a fungicide should be your last line of defense.

If your lawn currently has or has had fungus in the past, it is best to apply Jonathan Green Lawn Fungus Control. This product will both treat and prevent lawn fungus.

Please note that if you apply the same fungicide many times, your lawn can build up a resistance to the active ingredients. Due to this resistance, the fungus may appear in your grass even if you put down a preventative treatment.

Taxus baccata ‘Stricta Aurea’

Latin Name
Taxus baccata 'Stricta Aurea'
Common Name
Golden Irish Yew

The upright habit of this evergreen makes it a perfect choice as a privacy screening hedge or specimen plant. Colorful needle-like foliage has distinct golden margins that become more intense when placed in a sunny location. In the fall it produces red berry-like fruit which is not edible.
Zone: 6 to 8
Height: Slow growing; reaches 15 to 30 ft. tall
Width: 4 to 8 ft. wide
Light: Partial to Full Sun
Water:  Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce the frequency, once established.
Soil: Easily adapts to most well-drained soils.

Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis

Latin Name
Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis
Common Name
Himalayan Sweet Box

A tough and spectacular groundcover for the shade garden! Fragrant white flowers are followed by blue-black fruit on polished dark green leaves. Tolerant of dry shade and urban conditions, thriving with little care. Evergreen.
Zone: 6 to 9
Height: Slowly reaches 1 1/2 to 2 ft. tall
Width: Spreading 8 ft. wide
Light: Partial to Full Shade
Water:  Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce the frequency, once established.
Soil: Provide fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. 

Rhododendron ‘Chionoides’ (H-2)

Latin Name
Rhododendron 'Chionoides' (H-2)
Common Name
Chionoides Rhododendron

This compact, beautiful evergreen blooms in late to mid-season and displays large, white rounded trusses of bell-shaped flowers with yellow dorsal blotches. It is a perfect choice for an informal hedge or foundation plant.
Zone: 5 to 9
Height: Reaches 4 ft. tall
Width: 4 to 6 ft. wide
Light: Partial Shade to Full Sun
Water:  Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system.
Soil: Provide organically rich, well-drained, acidic soil.

Rhododendron x ‘Bubblegum’

Latin Name
Rhododendron x 'Bubblegum'
Common Name
Bubblegum Rhododendron

Small green leaves contrast with trusses of lightly scented bubblegum pink, flowers in spring. This low, compact evergreen is a perfect foreground plant for larger flowering shrubs and also works well for containers.
Zone: 5 to 8
Height: Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall
Width: 3 to 4 ft. wide
Light: Partial Sun
Water:  Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system.
Soil: Provide organically rich, well-drained, acidic soil.

Rhododendron x ‘Roseum Elegans’ (H-1)

Latin Name
Rhododendron x 'Roseum Elegans' (H-1)
Common Name
Roseum Elegans Rhododendron

Large rose-lilac-colored flowers burst on the scene in spring on this must-have evergreen shrub. An outstanding choice for foundation plantings or for use as an accent specimen.
Zone: 4 to 8
Height: Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft.
Width: 6 to 8 ft. wide
Light: Partial Sun
Water:  Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system.
Soil: Provide organically rich, well-drained, acidic soil.

Rhododendron x ‘Ramapo’ (H-1)

Latin Name
Rhododendron x 'Ramapo' (H-1)
Common Name
Ramapo Rhododendron

A dwarf evergreen, this compact shrub boasts lovely purple flowers in the spring. It is a perfect choice for small gardens and is well suited as a low hedge.
Zone: 4 to 8
Height: Moderate growing; reaches 3 ft. tall
Width: 4 ft. wide
Light: Partial Sun
Water:  Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system and more during extreme heat or when planted in containers.
Soil: Provide organically rich, well-drained, acidic soil.

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