Spring Fling Must-Haves

This is a sponsored post by  Central Garden & Pet.  See full disclosure statement below.

Spring.  I thought it would never come this year.  Now that it finally has, I am busy at work outside!

I LOVE working outside in the yard.  And judging from my facebook post the other day, a lot of you LOVE working in the yard.

I have been cleaning out and planting flowers in pots on my deck and front porch, cleaning out and planting in flower beds, doing some sprucing up of outside and more.

cleaned out flower pots

But caring for the outside extends beyond flowers, and gardens, and porches.  You have to worry about the biggest thing – the lawn!    I get a little lost when it comes to that except for the mowing part.

I don’t know if it is because we had so much cold weather in March or a late spring or what but our yard seemed to be taking forever to “get green” this year.  Anyone else feeling the same way?

So I was super excited when I was contacted by Central Garden & Pet and sent a basket of goodies to try out in my yard and around my home.

First up is this Ironite Plus Yard and Garden spray.

Ironite Plus Yard and Garden spray

How could I go wrong with Ironite® Brand mineral supplements which have helped plants develop strong roots and lush, green growth for over 55 years?

It took no time at all to apply this to my yard.  In fact it was so easy, it barely needs an explanation, but here goes.

You will want your soil to be moist so either do it in early morning after the dew or water your yard before applying.  Shake the container and then connect it to your garden hose.  Turn on the water, and then turn on the nozzle on the Ironite bottle.

Ironite Plus Yard and Garden spray

Then just walk across your yard spraying from side to side making sure to get even and good coverage.  This one little bottle covers up to 5,000 square feet!

Ironite Plus Yard and Garden spray

Ironite® Plus Liquid Lawn & Garden Spray 6-2-1 is dual-acting formula that feeds through the foliage and the roots.  It contains 1% iron and does not cause plant “burn.”  It is formulated to cause your lawn or flowers/shrubs to green up quickly.  Who doesn’t want that?

Ironite Plus Yard and Garden spray

I am already seeing a difference in our grass – yay!  You can apply this every 2-4 weeks if needed.  I also sprayed it on my flower beds – it is safe and made to be used on lawns, shrubs, trees, and flowers.

Ironite Plus Yard and Garden spray

I have created a Pinterest board to document all things home and garden this spring and summer.  You can find that board and follow or repin from it here and even create your own Home and Garden board on Pinterest.  (Share the link to your board or Pinterest profile in the comments and I will come follow you!)

Now for the best part!  Central Garden & Pet wants ONE of you to get a head start on working on your yard this spring.  Whether you need some supplements for your lawn, weed killer, insect killer, or more you can probably find a product to help you in the Central Garden & Pet family.  They will be giving one of you a $25 American Express gift card so you can purchase whatever you want to help you with your yard this spring.

Here’s how to enter:

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You MUST answer the question given in the widget and leave your answer in  blog post comment for any entry to count – that is a MANDATORY ENTRY.  Giveaway closes Thursday, April 24th at midnight and winner will be notified.

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  1. Shelley Meyers says:

    Well I had the yard sprayed and have a big garden, however I have difficulty keeping the weeds out of the garden, soooo def weed control this year!!! Im on it lol Thank you!!!!

  2. ONE thing?! Sadly, my yard looks like this is an abandoned house, lol!
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  3. I’ve been working in my yard a lot this past week! Trimming massive bush-trees, weeding, raking leaves, planting veggies in pots…you know, just trying to make things look NICE! 🙂
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  4. My husband and I have been talking about this a lot lately. I think we need to start with the weeds!!
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  5. Jessie C. says:

    We need to work on both flowers and veggie gardens this Spring. Hubby is planning to have them separately.

  6. I want to plant more veggies in my garden

  7. Mary Happymommy says:

    Weed control is what I need to work on.

  8. Crabgrass! Ahhh! It’s the bane of my existence!

  9. growing a vegetable garden

  10. Jessica To says:

    I need to control the weeds in our yard and in our mulch!

  11. I could definitely use extra help this year. My neighbors septic tank runs into ours..??!! Yes, it does, anyway last summer theirs got blocked. It flooded our modular home and our whole back yard was destroyed when the men came and dug into our tank to fix their problem. We have so much repair to do to our lawn and gardens :/. I would be able to put this to great use. Thank you 🙂

  12. I am going to try my hand at a veggie garden this year!! I’d also like to clean up our flower beds and plant some new flowers!

  13. Weed control and we are starting a new vegetable plot.

  14. We just need actual grass!! Our house/neighborhood was built on what use to be a cow pasture and you would think with it once beig a pasture we would have great soil etc but its awful!!! It’s all rocks and weeds. It is so embarrassing.. Our neighbors have spent a small fortune to get theirs looking good but at the moment we can’t spend that kind of money on grass!

  15. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I need to work on weed control

  16. Oh my goodness my lawn could use all the help it can get! I’m going out to get this stuff. Thanks for all the gardening tips…,love your site!
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  17. Thomas Murphy says:

    I need to plant new flowers

  18. Weeds are my biggest problem right now. I am trying to find the right product to do the job.

  19. Getting the grass to grow again! 🙁

  20. would love to win this….
    Need to get my plans going…

  21. Hmmmm… My kids will hate me for saying this, but we need to get rid of the dandelions ASAP! Beyond that, I’d like to actually get an outdoor seating area set up, maybe even with some container flowers around it! (That way we can take them with us if/when we buy a “forever” house…) I’d love to win, because I would usually rather spend my hubby’s hard-earned money on things that will last, more than just flowers… but I would really love some!
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  22. Oh, my yard is such a disaster it can’t even be called a yard… I guess the first thing I need to do is get a goat to attack all the blackberries. I can’t bear to use nasty chemicals, and I am not physically up to pulling them out or a weedwacker, so a goat is the perfect answer. I used to have one, but he got old.

  23. Terri Betz says:

    I really need to use the space, which is just fir cones and bare, under our giant Doug Fir trees! We have 4 of them! I love how our yard smells like a campground in the Summer, but need something out there! Happy Spring everyone! 🙂

  24. Terri Betz says:

    Oh! And I’m on Pinterest too! http://pinterest.com/smuoakin/ or User name Blue Strong. 🙂

  25. Kelly Palmer says:

    We are planning on mowing, aerating and seeding our lawn this weekend. Hopefully it will be looking much nicer and greener very soon 🙂

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  27. stephanie says:

    i gotta work on the weeds

  28. rebecca shockley says:

    Weed control and some landscaping

  29. We need to work on insect control. Last year we had a major problem with them in our blueberries and marion berries. We also need to work on keeping an eye out for fungus on our apple trees.

  30. Janice Cooper says:

    We need to work on re-doing our flower beds and adding a new rose garden. Also we need to fertilize the yard and re-paint our picket fence.

  31. Definitely weed control in our lawn!

  32. Tabathia B says:

    Insect control and getting our small urban garden planted against our fence

  33. Laura Jacobson says:

    I need to work on weeds this spring and summer!

  34. We have a big empty strip in front of our porch that definitely needs some flowers! A big dirt patch is not very attractive in front of your house!

  35. My yard needs help. Would be nice.

  36. Now that I have a new front porch, I would love to add some planters on the porch and hanging baskets from the porch.

  37. flowers and more flowers! 🙂

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