Herbein’s Lawn Center has 10 different varieties of grass available.

Seeding gives you the opportunity to introduce new and improved varieties of grass to your existing lawn.

Fertilizing provides the necessary nutrients for your lawn to perform at its best.

Need help to determine what’s best for your turf? Call or stop by to see Dan, Herbein’s Lawn Care Expert.

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It’s That Time Again!

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with Dan

Herbein’s Lawn Care Specialist

A Tip from DAN…

        The hot, dry conditions that summer brings takes its toll on even the best-kept lawns. However, there are actions that can be taken to prevent the effects of the intense summer heat and prolong it’s longevity until cooler weather returns.

Herbein’s Lawn Center is here with the products and advice to help you in your lawn care throughout the whole season.  Here is a brief month-by-month overview:

June…
Things are beginning to slow down but there’s still time to apply a grub control, such as Scotts GrubEx, to stave off severe grub damage. It needs to be watered in within 3 days and takes 14 days to get down to the roots, but it adds protection for the rest of the season. The organic alternative is Milky Spores, but only works against the white grubs of the Japanese Beetles. This product requires three treatments a year for at least two years with results lasting up to 15 years! Dollar-wise, this is a GREAT investment if you’re up to putting in the labor. We also keep other grub control products in stock. If you’ve had problems in the past with summer diseases such as brown patch, dollar spot and powdery mildew, put a preventative disease control down such as Bonide’s Infuse.

July…

   There’s not a whole lot to do as your cool season grass goes semi-dormant as the temperatures rise above 86 degrees. These conditions are ideal for summer grass diseases like dollar spot and brown patch. If you want to be on the safe side and prevent it, apply Bonide’s Infuse to keep disease breeding from occurring. If you are thinking of applying weed control, don’t waste your time or money because the dormant grass won’t absorb and use the product, and it could actually do more damage than good to your lawn. Consider the way you take care of your lawn and the type of grass you plant. 

August…

   It’s time to assess the damage from the hot, dry summer; and plan your actions in the upcoming months. But while the temperatures are high, be sure to raise your mower height to increase root growth for access to deeper sources of water. Along with reducing the frequency in which you cut your lawn, unfortunately the dreaded yellow nutsedge becomes more apparent. Because the “nutsedge” is a sedge, it requires a special control in the form of Bonide’s Sedge Ender or Ortho’s Nutsedge Killer, in stock at Herbein’s Garden Center.

September…

   Congratulations! Your lawn has made it through another summer and is ready for fall. Late summer and early fall mark the return of the cool season grasses. The cooler temperatures (and usually more rainfall) bring them out of their semi-dormancy & stress and they green up and begin to grow again. This is the best time to do several things to prepare for next year; plant grass & over-seed, fertilize, aerate, and apply Halts to control springtime chickweed. See Dan for more information and advice! Having a beautiful lawn is a little work, but worth every minute once you get it under control.

Tip:

“Spend your money to grow things, not kill them.” -Dan

One last reminder…the key to a weed free lawn is not about the amount of weed killer you apply, but about how thick your lawn is. The weed seeds need sun to germinate, so by fertilizing and over-seeding, you’ll have a much more cost effective weed free lawn.

REED AND PERRINE GRASS SEED

All American

Kentucky Bluegrass

Tri-Rye Perennial Rye Blend

Tall Fescue Blend – Shade & Sun Mix

Full Sun Mix

Showcase

Shady Lawn Mix

Dense Shade Mix

Contractors Mix

PROGRAMS

Espoma Organic 4 Part Program (Rebate Avail.)

Scotts 4 Step Program (Rebate Avail.)

CRABGRASS CONTROL

Concern Corn Gluten (Organic Preemergent)

Lebanon Proscape w/Dimension 19-0-5 (Preemergent & Fertilizer)

Lebanon Proscape w/ Dimension 16-0-5 (Preemergent & Fertilizer)

Scotts Halts (Preventative)

Prodiamine (Preemergent)

Scotts TurfBuilder w/Halts (Preemergent & Fertilizer)

Scotts Step One w/Halts (Preemergent & Fertilizer)

Scotts Step One For Seeding (Preemergent & Starter Fertilizer)

GRUB CONTROL

Bayer Grub Killer Plus

Scotts GrubEx (Preventative)

St. Gabriel Milky Spore (Organic, Preventative)

FERTILIZER

Espoma (Organic)

Greenview Starter Fertilizer 10-18-10

Lebanon Greenskeeper 20-0-8

Lebanon Proscape w/Trimec 20-0-7 (Weed & Feed)

Milorganite (Natural)

Scotts PatchMaster (All-In-One Grass Seed Fertilizer & Mulch)

Scotts TurfBuilder w/Halts (Preemergent & Fertilizer)

HERBICIDE

Lebanon Treflan 5G Preemergance

Lebanon Weed Control w/Trimec (Postemergence)

LAWN FOOD

Scotts Super TurfBuilder Lawn Food

LAWN FUNGUS CONTROL

Scotts Lawn Fungus Control

MOSS CONTROL

Scotts Moss Control

STARTERS

Greenview Seed Accelerator

Penn Mulch w/Fertilizer

Scotts PatchMaster

Scotts Seed Starter & Weed Preventer

Scotts Step 1 Seeding 18-23-4

Scotts Step 1 Seeding 21-22-4

Seed-Aide

Tacksak

WEED AND FEED

Fortify (Weedkiller With No Fertilizer)

Lebanon Weed Control w/Trimec

Scotts TurfBuilder Weed & Feed

RESOURCES

Milorganite Fertilizer Herbeins Garden Center
Weed Preventers Preen Lebanon Treflan BonideMaize Herbeins

White Clover Seed Available!

Clover Seed White Bee Crop Erosion Control Herbeins Garden Center Emmaus PA
White Clover Seed Bee Crop Erosion Control Lawn Pasture Herbeins Garden Center Emmaus PA

White clover seed is a great cover crop, bee crop and erosion control crop. White clover grows vigorously even in poor clay subsoil around new home construction. If you want all the benefits of a cover crop but don’t want to till early or mow, clover is your best bet. Getting a good stand of white clover seeds is a first and critical step to success with this high quality, persistent crop. Since white clover is usually grown with a cool season perennial grass (may be planted alone too), it is usually either seeded at the same time as the grass or seeded into an existing grass stand.

White clover seed can be planted immediately!
2lb. bag   $19.99 (will seed up to 7k sq.ft.)
*Use  7-14 lbs. per acre*

COVER CROP

Buckwheat

White Clover

Winter Wheat

Winter Rye