I’d like to put out an APB for my lawn. It’s sometimes difficult to spot amid hardened patches of nutrient-depleted soil. Don’t believe me? Look:
And because we have winters that last 14 months a year, the salt on our vehicles falls onto our driveway. When we shovel our driveway, the salt goes onto our lawn. Apparently grass doesn’t thrive on an abundance of NaCl. Look:
So, when the people of Scotts® Miracle-Gro contacted me about their EZ Seed grow-grass-anywhere contest, I was in. The initial conversation went something like this:
Them: We’d like you to grow grass somewhere that’s challenging.
Me (sipping some wine): Like my lawn?
Them: Sure, but also somewhere challenging.
Me (sipping more wine): Like my lawn?
As I may have mentioned, I’m a farm kid , and my brother is a professor of agriculture, specializing in growing good things and killing not-so-good things. Irony follows me like a pissed-off wasp.
But back to the Scotts® Miracle-Gro challenge.
I first decided to attack my salt-dead grass on the side of my driveway. Since the soil was as hard as cement, I hurt my back using a rake (once I found our rake, which was hiding behind a discarded doll). Next, I added Scotts® Turf Builder Enriched LawnSoil. Then, I sprinkled EZ Seed on top. EZ Seed is a 3-in 1-patching solution that contains (1) grass seed, (2) water-absorbing mulch (made from coir – coconut husk fibers), and (3) fertilizer. All in one bottle. It’s kind of like buying already-mixed sangria: all in one bottle.
Finally, I added water. I chose these products because they were dummy-proof. Yes, I’m the dummy.
Doing this was easier than baking brownies out of the box (which I also did this weekend). Parenting Tip: set the bar so low that when you “add water and stir,” your family thinks you’re Wonder Woman.
Guess what’s already growing: grass! EZ Seed to the rescue.
I’m even more excited about the WEIRD PLACE I’m growing grass. Can you guess?
Hint: I had to sacrifice something very dear to me.
And, dear reader, you can win something, too.
The #EZSeed #IGrewIt Contest
Take the #EZSeed #Igrewit Challenge.
Simply select a weird place to grow grass. Share a photo on Instagram or Facebook or Twitter. Then tag #Igrewit #EZSeed. YOU COULD WIN A $300 IKEA gift card. Make sure you read and follow the official rules here: EZSeed Contest Rules. Contest is open to Canadians, eh.
Full disclosure (which is still different from a full-frontal disclosure, in case you were wondering): The Scotts® Miracle-Gro Company has compensated me to write about their products, which will help cover some of my blog hosting costs. All opinions, dead grass and live grass are my own.