And you thought I was going to talk about roses. Fooled ya! :-)
I generally like Renegade’s site, and his design and gardening principles are mostly in line with my own. But as you read his articles, be aware that he gardens in Minnesota (zones 2-4). We PNWers (particularly those of us in warmer zones) can get away with some things he can’t. And by the same token, we need to be mindful of some issues unique to our climate. What is true for zone 2 may not necessarily be true for zone 8. And what may be true for PNW zone 8 many not necessarily be true for East Coast zone 8.
But with that preface, I love Renegade’s yearly awards. And in this year’s missive I like the High Spot award about lawns. It’s the next to last item (you’ll have to scroll down) titled ‘Best Sign We Win A Small Battle Once In Awhile: Ace Hardware Magazine Rewrites Lawn Fertilizer Copy’.
Like Renegade, I am glad to see a mainstream entity like ACE change their opinion/advice about what is best for lawns. After all, things, situations, etc. DO change over time as society, culture, science, and our world evolves.
I’m sorry I don’t have a link to the ACE article itself. I’m not a member of ACE Rewards. But you can read about Renegade’s 4-step lawn fertilization myth by following the link at the end of his ACE article entry.