Winterizing Your Lawn

                                                          WINTERIZER PROMOTES HEALTHIER, DENSER LAWN IN SPRING

          Summer is over and cooler, damp weather has arrived. Lawn care is not on the minds of most of us at this time. However, if you want a nice lawn next spring, it is important to care for it now. A healthy, dense, deep green lawn in spring starts with the application of a lawn winterizer. A winterizer is a type of fertilizer applied in fall, or early winter. It promotes good turf color, root development, and disease resistance with only a minimal amount of growth. 

          Good lawn winterizers are somewhat lower in nitrogen, but higher in potassium, with little or no phosphorous compared to a lawn fertilizer used during the growing season. The winterizer will have slow-release nitrogen and micronutrients to provide extended feeding and nice green color through winter, without stimulating lawn growth. Higher potassium levels promote root development and vigor, and help build disease resistance in the grass too. 

          Fertilization with a lawn winterizer will keep your lawn healthy through the winter and promote dense growth and good color come springtime.  You may be applying a lime treatment to the lawn this fall too.  An application of winterizer can be done at the same time if you like. The lime reduces soil acidity. Your lawn grows better and takes up nutrients more readily in a slightly acidic or neutral pH soil.

          Burns Feed Store has the quality winterizer and lime products you need for maintaining a healthy lawn through winter.  Pick up a bag or two of our Fertilome lawn winterizer, plus a few bags of Hi-Yield fast-acting lime. Your lawn will appreciate it and so will you when you start Spring 2021 with a nice lawn that is healthy, dense, and has that green color you love!

Goat Mineral Must Haves

Our friend’s over at Purina gave us a little goat advice that we would like to share with you!

 

How do you decide what goat mineral to feed? Is it the same mineral you’ve always fed, a mineral your neighbor feeds or are you skipping mineral altogether? Mineral plays a critical role in goat performance, so it’s important to select the right mineral for your herd.

While mineral may be a small portion of a goat diet, it aids in many vital functions and impacts everything from reproduction to feed efficiency and overall herd health. Provide a quality goat mineral that supports performance.

Here are three things to look for in your goat mineral supplement:

1. Provides consistent intake

The most important aspect of a mineral is to provide vital nutrients your goats might be lacking. But how can you be sure your goats are getting the intended nutrients if they don’t consistently eat the mineral?

Choosing a palatable mineral assures that your goats are eating and receiving proper amounts of essential minerals like copper and calcium. Also, look for a goat mineral supplement that’s formulated for low intake.

Palatability and low intake might sound like a contradiction, but the idea is for goats to get the nutrition they need while avoiding overconsumption. When goats consume mineral at target intake levels, no minerals get wasted and each goat gets the nutrition it needs.

2. Supports goat reproduction

Many forages lack the essential minerals needed for sound reproductive health. And, if goats don’t receive supplemental nutrition to fill the gap, you may see an impact on reproductive performance.

This could cause your cost per kid to rise steadily, which no producer wants to see.

Goats also have significantly increased energy needs during late gestation. Mineral deficiencies during this time can impact both the doe and the kid. Supplementing with a mineral high in calcium can help prepare goats for increased nutrient and energy needs to support overall health.

Providing a quality goat mineral can help, but so can another key ingredient: fat.

Fat provides energy and helps optimize body condition to support goat reproduction. Consider using high-fat protein supplements in conjunction with your goat mineral.

3. Formulated for year-round feeding

Many producers only offer a goat mineral during the fall when forage quality decreases. But your goat may lack minerals throughout the year and you might not know it. Mineral deficiencies are often overlooked because the symptoms can be slow to show or difficult to connect back to a goat nutrition issue.

Supplying a mineral when forage quality decreases is common practice, but the best way to support goat reproduction and performance is to provide a mineral year-round. Long-term mineral deficiencies can directly impact your bottom line since your herd won’t perform its best.

Look for a weatherized goat mineral supplement that can stand up to the changing seasons year-round. Minerals formulated with larger particle sizes can help prevent waste due to wind, water or anything else Mother Nature throws at it.

DIY Fall Decor

Fall is such a fun time to decorate your home or business.

Burns Feed Store can help bring your vision to life.

Bales of straw are an easy go to for jazzing up your front porch. Add some corn stalks, pallets, pumpkins mums and maybe some burlap and you have yourself some real life fall fashion.

Here are a few cute ideas we found to help inspire you a little!

                   

Check out our gift sections inside of our store for more cute fall decorations!

 

 

Equine De-Worming

Fall is here in Oregon and pesky parasites could be reeking havoc on your horse’s overall health.

While we suggest de-worming your horse regularly it may not be necessary. Equine owner’s should consult their veterinarian to see which program best suits their horse’s needs and health.

There are many factors that come into play when considering de-worming your horse like exposure, health history, age, environmental and of course… is there really a need?

How do I know if my horse needs wormed?

Talk with your vet. Many times you can save yourself time, effort and money by submitting a simple fecal sample to your vet’s clinic. This will give you the best treatment plan.

Once you and your vet have established what it is you should be treating, you can find almost any product here at Burns Feed Store to help your horse live a healthy, happy lifestyle.

Call your vet, then come see us!

Happy Fall Ya’ll!

FALL FERTILIZATION & LIMING ESSENTIALS

Fall is here and many of us begin to focus on other projects at home rather than our lawns or gardens. However, fall lawn fertilization and liming may be the most important treatments your lawn can receive. Lawn winterizers are designed to promote root growth and development, and build disease resistance in the grass, while providing good color without stimulating much growth. Burns Feed Store carries the 20 lb. Fertilome and 16 lb. Bonide brand of lawn winterizers. They have similar ingredients and analysis, and both brands cover up to 5000 sq.ft. of lawn area.

Liming your lawn is also a very important component of lawn health and vigor. Lime provides essential calcium to the grass, making it tougher, more resilient, and helping to enhance disease resistance. The most important role lime plays in lawn care is correcting soil pH levels in the soil. The soils in our area are acidic. This limits nutrient availability to your lawn. Lime corrects this problem and is recommended at least one time each year for lawns. Burns Feed Store has a pelletized lime in 50 lb. bags that spreads easily and is applied at 50 lbs. per 1000 sq.ft. of lawn area. We also have a new fast-acting pelletized lime in 25 lb. bags from Hi-Yield that is applied at only 10 lbs. per 1000 sq ft. of lawn area.

A lawn that receive a winterizer and a lime treatment in fall will be denser, healthier, and have better color when spring arrives next year. It will have more vigor, with reduced disease and moss problems. There will be fewer weeds and moss requiring treatment when compared to lawns that did not receive a winterizer and lime application. Come and visit us at Burns Feed Store. We have the experts to help you select the right products for your lawn that will help it over winter well.

Tailgating and Traeger

Tis’ the season for game day tailgating and distanced gatherings.

Burns Feed Store has all the game day essentials to make it a tasty one that will keep you cooking up, win after win.

Earn yourself MVP of flavor and savoriness this fall with our selection of spices, seasonings and sauces.

If you don’ t have all the Traeger grilling goods we should have you covered. From wood pellets, repair parts, covers or if need be, a brand new, shiny grill! We have just about everything you need to kick off the season!

If you need some inspiration head on over to Traeger’s site and check out their “Kitchen Live”. Traeger will have weekly cooking classes brought to you virtually. You can join in with some of the top chef’s in the nation!

https://www.traegergrills.com/kitchen-live

Now huddle up and get inspired to grill up goodness.

E-Z Haul Carts

Are you tired of tipping over the single tire wheelbarrow? It’s time to make your job a little easier with an E-Z Haul Cart! The perfect balance of an E-Z Haul Cart will get the job done with less effort. These carts are built to last! They are made with the most durable components to handle big loads, regardless of cart size. The E-Z Haul Cart is available in three sizes with load ratings from 250 to 600 pounds. Sizes available at Burns Feed Store are:
5 1/2Cu.Ft. Garden Cart
8Cu.Ft. Utility Cart
11 1/2Cu.Ft. Jumbo Cart
Since 1986, the E-Z Haul cart has been manufactured in the United States, to provide cost effective service for new products and replacement parts. We carry a full line of replacement parts if you need to spruce up your old cart!
E-Z Haul Carts are Affordable, Durable and Versatile!