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The QuickLawn Grass Seed Review

I have been trying for years and years to get a good lawn. I’ve tried everything, from different types of grass to using professional lawn services. Despite repeated efforts, I was never quite happy with the way my lawn looked. I was sure it wasn’t the fault of the climate or of the local soil, either, as most of my neighbors managed to maintain perfectly presentable lawns, making mine feel even more inadequate. Last year, however, I decided to try the QuickLawn Grass Seed, despite being half-sure that my lawn is forever cursed to remain barren.

The QuickLawn reviews were mostly positive and I thought that might as well try it, since it can at least do no harm. To my great surprise, not only did it work, but it worked without any sort of extra effort on my part. I merely had to drop the seeds unto the ground and make sure they got plenty of water and in an unexpectedly short amount of time, out came the best lawn I have ever had. It was by no means perfect and I suspect that you should probably use a bit more seeds per square foot than the instructions imply if you want a full and evenly spread distribution of the grass, but it was by far the most successful grass experience in the history of my household. It should be noted as well that I used a minimum of organic fertilizer on the land, just as much as I use for my potted plants. Additionally, because I live in an area that is often plagued by acid rain, everybody in town is advised to lye the ground, as a way of countering its effects. While that might not be the case in your area of residence, I do lye my entire garden and am unable to say what effect, if any, that had on my QuickLawn success story.

Several QuickLawn Grass Seed reviews mentioned that after an initial promising result, the lawn thinned out considerably and quite quickly too, but that was simply not the case in my front yard. It lasted for almost the entire year, until it was covered by snow. The seed mix being mostly comprised of annual species, I did it again this year, quite late unfortunately, and am now waiting to see the results that should become apparent in a few days or so. If anything, writing this QuickLawn Grass Seed review is a way of dealing with the anticipation.

Grassology Review

I bought a house in the suburbs because I honestly wanted to have a lot of outdoor space for entertaining and my kids. What I didn’t realize, however, was how difficult it would be to maintain my lawn. For a while I tried to keep up with it myself, but it was getting to be a bit much. So, I thought about hiring a landscaping firm. Unfortunately, I got serious sticker shock when I got some estimates, so I tried keeping up with lawn maintenance myself. One day, I was watching television. I saw Bob Vila promoting a product called Grassology. This is a special kind of grass seed that helps homeowners grow a beautiful, green lawn that requires very little maintenance. I ordered the product and was amazed at the difference it made.

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What I like about Grassology is that it’s very easy to take care of. It’s tough, so my kids and dogs can run through it without making me nervous. Since it has long roots, it takes care of itself by accessing moisture and nutrition from deep inside the ground.  This means it stays lush and green without requiring a lot of chemical fertilizers. It even stays great-looking in very dry conditions without requiring professional irrigation or constant sprinkling.

You also don’t have to spend a lot of time mowing a Grassology lawn.  Because the seed puts its energy into creating long roots, the grass itself never gets very high. This reduces the amount of time you have to spend mowing the lawn and allows you to spend your free time with your family.

I think the low maintenance aspect of Grassology is really important, particularly for people who don’t have a lot of time to spend on lawn care or who are elderly or disabled and can’t do a lot of  landscape maintenance. It’s also a lot more affordable than hiring a professional lawn care service.

Things to Think About

Grassology isn’t some scary genetically modified seed. This means that it’ll take a while for your lawn to come in 100%. You can expect to have full Grassology quality in the second season after planting. You won’t get instant gratification, but you will get a wonderful, low maintenance lawn if you are patient.

Where to Get Grassology

I definitely recommend ordering Grassology online. First of all, they’ll double your order, so you get enough seed to cover 500 square feet of lawn. Secondly, they’ll give you a free Pocket Hose Ultra that you can use to keep your lawn in great shape. Finally, you also get a money back guarantee, just in case.

 

 

Pocket Hose Review – The Green As Seen on TV Expandable Hose

The Pocket Hose is a innovative hose designed to make gardening tasks easier. Similar to the DAP X Hose, it stretches and contracts, allowing you to complete your chores without putting excess strain on your body due to heavy hoses.

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Pros:

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  • Compact size expands
  • Durable nylon and rubber construction
  • Lightweight
  • Tangle and kink proof

Cons:

  • A little narrower than common garden hoses
  • So easy to use, you might actually enjoy your chores

I can’t count the amount of times I’ve complained about doing garden chores, and most of my complaints were centered around uncooperative garden hoses. They’re heavy, stiff, and put strain on my arms and back. Needless to say, I don’t enjoy watering plants with hoses – I’d rather stick to tiny watering cans, because even if they take twice as long to get the job done, they don’t strain my body.

The Pocket Hose is designed to be easier to use than than the traditional garden hose. Instead of just being hollow snake of plastic or rubber, it is made out of two layers that work with each other to provide a more versatile hose. The inner layer is made of a tough, ultra-strong rubber material that stretches to allow room for expansion during use. This layer is covered by a nylon fabric-like material that expands when the hose does. The nylon covering helps to protect the inner hose from punctures and isn’t prone to melting or freezing in extreme temperatures.

So, Why the Pocket Hose?

The Pocket Hose works like any other garden hose – simply connect it to your faucet, turn it on, and use it like any hose. When water flows through the hose, the rubber hose inside of the Pocket Hose will begin to expand, stretching the hose out so you can turn up the water as much as you need. The expansion of the hose depends on water pressure and how far you pull it. The pocket hose conveniently works with standard garden hose nozzles, so you don’t have to worry about investing in new accessories.

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pocket-hose-reviewThe Pocket Hose simplifies gardening tasks being more lightweight than common hoses, which allows you more freedom in manueverability; so you’re not pulling the weight of a heavy hose, just the weight of the water. The rubber-nylon construction duo prevents tangles, kinks, or pinches during use and storage – just think, no more chipping hoses from excessive pinches.

When water begins to flow through the vibrant green Pocket Hose, it will uncoil and expand by itself. After use, drain the hose completely to allow the inner hose to compact properly, and the hose will begin to contract to its compacted size as the water exits. After that, simply roll it up and place it away for storage.

Proper use of the pocket hose and regular care will extend the life of the product. The hose should be stored away from direct sunlight and not left near abrasive chemicals, and absolutely no water should be left in the hose – excess water may damage the rubber. Pocket hoses should not be stored on concrete, brick, or any other coarse surface that can tear the nylon covering.

Residual moisture from previous usage might cause the internal rubber hose to stick to itself, which is natural and usually not harmful to the performance of the hose. For optimal result and for extending the life of your product, take care when turning the water on. Do not start with a heavy stream of water; rather, gradually increase water pressure so that the rubber has a chance to unfold as water seeps through it.

Final Thoughts

pocket-hose-reviewsThe Pocket Hose is an easy to use fun and affordable solution to tiring watering applications. If your garden requires frequent watering, you understand how tiring it can become to constantly lug a full-sized hose out of its hiding place and use it for applications that require you to lift it high. The pocket hose is a good idea for watering small areas, such as apartment building gardens and small patios. The Pocket Hose’s lightweight, flexible design ensures that you won’t put excess strain on your body while watering, making it ideal for frequent watering, or physically challenged people who can’t perform gardening chores without difficulty.

The Pocket Hose is available in four lengths: 25 feet, 50 feet, 75 feet, and 100 feet, which costs $12.99, $19.99, $32.99, and $39.99 respectively, with an additional $7.99 for shipping and handling. You can receive an additional pocket hose for a small additional fee starting at $9.99, so you can connect two of them to ensure the hose is long enough for all of your gardening needs. If you’re not completely satisfied, your purchase is covered by a money back guarantee on your purchase when purchased from their official website.