Spring Fling Must-Haves for Gardening {Giveaway}

I’m excited to partner up with Central Garden & Pet and share with you, my honest experiences during these Spring and Summer months.  I’ll be talking to you about several products like Ironite, Fish Fertilizer, and Seven Dust.

ironite lawn and garden spray

I showed you how we replant our Ivy plants but I didn’t tell you about plant & lawn food, both of which ours need around here, especially with the hot, harsh Texas weather.   With no rain and hot temperatures, our plants and lawn are drained daily.  We need to provide them some nourishment in order to help them thrive better.  Today I’m talking about Ironite Plus Lawn & Plant Food.  I use this for my lawn, plants, shrubs, and roses.   Ironite is a mineral supplement that is available in both granular and liquid forms. It is formulated to add iron to the soil without burning the roots of grass, trees, shrubs and other plants.

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If you’re using the granules, you simply place them around the plant on the soil and cover with more soil.  Add water and you’re done.  If you’re using the liquid version, you’ll mix 2 – 4 teaspoons of Ironite with a gallon of water.   Pour this mixture around the plants, on the soil.

ironite lawn and plant food


Simply attach the bottle to your water hose, turn it ‘on’,  and spray.  The bottle is made to distribute exactly what is needed during watering.




I expect to see green results soon and look forward to a more vibrant yard, vs feeling like I’m in a dessert.


In celebration of lawn and gardens everywhere, I’m giving a small gift card to help you get at least a couple of products to get you started!


Leave a comment below telling me a frustration you have when it comes to managing lawns and gardening.  (You may do this daily with a different frustration each comment.)


As always, I invite you to share via twitter and facebook but it’s never a mandatory entry.  I just encourage you to visit the sponsor.  Giveaway will end on May 13th around 10pm CST.

Central Garden & Pet partnered with bloggers such as me to help educate us all about their products. As part of this program, I received compensation. They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about the use of the products. Central Garden & Pet believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. Central Garden & Pet’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations. A winner will be chosen by random and gift card fulfillment will be handled by a third party.

Join The Discussion




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    Mami2jcn says

    Weeds frustrate me, especially this time of year.

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    tess says

    our frustation is that the mocking birds want to peck a hole in the tomatoes…make me so mad
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    Audrey says

    Bare spots and Dandelions!!

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    Jessie C. says

    Mushrooms growing in the lawn frustrates us.

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    Nancy says

    I am so tired of having a lawn with weeds, would love to have one of those GREEN lawns!

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    Debra Hall says

    dandelions are the worst to deal with

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    Sunnie says

    One is either the deer or our horse getting in the yard and eating the grass!

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    rachel says

    Dandelions! When the neighbors have them, they just seem to migrate our way, too.

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    Babs says

    Weeds, weeds, weeds. We live in the country. Deer, turkey and weeds. My husband always says they were here first. But it seems to always be an uphill battle to keep critters and weeds at bay.

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    Michele P. says

    we’ve neglected our lawn and garden these past 2 years since we’ve been away most of the summer… I’m frustrated because my front lawn is bare, and I’d like it to be full of nice green grass-my backyard is over run with weeds, so I’ve got to get out and start getting my yard ready for Summer!

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    Linda F says

    We have so many dandelions in our lawn and can’t seem to get rid of them.

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    Betty Sievert says

    I have a hard time finding the time I really need to care for my lawn.

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    Lori A. says

    Crab grass! It is the most frustrating weed ever.

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    Andrea D. says

    We just moved in to a new house and my frustration is trying to figure out what to do with the plants we already have here. Thanks for the chance to enter.

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    Cindy Lu says

    My greatest frustration with gardening is blight on my tomatoes. In the past I have started out with beautiful tomato plants that I have babied along and then all of a sudden the leaves turn yellow and get curled up. It is completely frustrating.

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    Candace says

    Every kind of weed imaginable! As soon as I pull them, they reappear!

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    Karl P says

    I cannot seem to keep up with the crabgrass and violets. Even though they are pretty when flowering, they invade my lawn like carzay.

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    Charlotte Bergkamp says

    I spray for dandilions but don’t do much else, will have to try this stuff.

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    Ashley C says

    We have a terrible problem with bugs on our plants since moving to the South!


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    Lori Z. says

    We have a lot of clay in our soil and it bakes the sod

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    Katherine Donovan says

    The weeds in my backyard have taken over! They are choking out my evergreens that I planted a couple years ago.

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    Mami2jcn says

    We’re frustrated by the fact that our dog digs holes in the yard.

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    Jessie C. says

    Critters that eat the crops, especially tomatoes.

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    Nancy says

    Tired of that dry lawn under my feet with weeds being the best part of the lawn.. would like some weed-free grass under my bare feet in the summer

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    Sunnie says

    THe drought and lack of water, we have a good size well, and a sprinkler system. We want to change it up so we have less grass.

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    nannypanpan says

    i get frustrated by heat waves and trying to have enough time in the day to water and rewater my garden so it doesn’t die

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    ilona t says

    Weeds and dandelions!

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    Mami2jcn says

    My husband gets frustrated by neighborhood kids running through our yard and messing up the grass.

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    Jessie C. says

    Severe heat on Summer days frustrates me when it comes to managing lawns and gardening.

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    Sunnie says

    Another problem is the dogs going to the bathroom on it.

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    nannypanpan says

    my not so friendly skunk who has a tendancy to eat my tulips and perrenials…don’t like to spray chemicals but don’t like them

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    Jessie C. says

    Weeds are always a big problem.

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    Mami2jcn says

    We’re in the South and the frustration (or fear is more like it!) with lawn care is the fact that there are snakes lurking.

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    Linda F says

    We have too many grubs in our lawn.

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    Mami2jcn says

    Bare spots are frustrating.

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    Jessie C. says

    Long winter frustrates us when it comes to gardening.

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    Linda F says

    weeds are running rampant in my flower beds

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    Mami2jcn says

    Another frustration I have is that I’m allergic to pollen and working on the lawn can make me very sick.

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    Jessie C. says

    Cutting grass in our lawn is frustrating.

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    nannypanpan says

    i am also frustrated by dandelions…just had strong winds today and saw all my neighbors seeds blowing our way

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    Terri says

    I’m always frustrated with the weeds!

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    laurie says

    i cant get my grass to stay green

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    Katherine Donovan says

    Yellow is a pretty color…..but not in my yard! The dandelions are abundant in my back yard!

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    Livivua Chandler says

    frustration for me is growing on top of red clay dirt which is where it is built