Girlz Lawn

Girlz Lawn

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green beautiful lawn with a lawn mower

Girlzlawn


 

I moved into my first single-family home about four years ago. Before that, I had always lived in condos and townhomes in which I didn’t have to maintain a lawn. With a move into an actual house, I was exposed to new requirements and responsibilities such as lawn care and pest control. We decided we would pay for the pest control because it would be safer for professionals to handle chemicals in and around the house. That left lawn maintenance, so I bit the bullet and said I would handle it. That ended up being the best decision of my life! GirlzLawn was born.

girlzlawn and green grass

My favorite part of working in lawn care is being able to connect with nature and have an actual impact on helping it thrive.

GirlzLawn was initially created as a way to share my passion for lawn care. Along my journey, I have shared my personal experiences while learning a great deal about the industry and the products. It was such a natural progression to turn GirlzLawn into an official business. The business was officially formed in July of 2021 and the main objective is to highlight women in the green industry with a specific focus on teaching DIY lawn care to other women.

 
My favorite part of working in lawn care is being able to connect with nature and have an actual impact on helping it thrive. Helping people connect with this rewarding feeling and watching them form a newfound appreciation of nature is the ultimate goal.

 

My absolute favorite Simple Lawn Solutions product is the Lawn Energizer 6-0-0. I use a granular fertilizer that is slow release and use the Simple Lawn Solutions liquids to compliment the program. The 6-0-0 provides a great concentration of micronutrients as well as an excellent, quick, visual response.
girlzlawn enjoying tall fescue lawn

Lawn care is definitely not all butterflies and rainbows but the challenges shape you into a better caretaker. My biggest lawn challenges were:

I have had two specific challenges that made me want to quit, but I powered through and it felt amazing. The first challenge was/is a struggle with Poa trivialis. The pride of most DIYers is an even, DARK, luscious canopy and with Poa trivialis that goal cannot be achieved. I have thrown everything possible at this problem but have failed to come out on top. At this point, I’m just embracing what is and trying to work with it. It’s a beautiful grass, but that lime green color is the one thing that makes it undesirable.
 
The other issue taught me a valuable lesson. Things were going along great one season and then out of the blue, all of my grass started to have this grayish-black haze over it. I scoured the web for answers to the problem but there was nothing that I found to help. I decided I would stop throwing product on it and just water, watch, and wait. After about 2 weeks, the lawn started to recover. Being patient with lawn care is not easy, but it was necessary here. Ultimately, I realized my problem was likely too much product being put down and not enough water. During my 2 week wait, I measured my irrigation and found that I was definitely underwatering the lawn. Patience is a necessity.

 

PJ'S ADVICE

For those who are new to lawn care, it is very important to understand that you cannot treat something if you don’t understand the problem. Save yourself time and money by acquiring a soil test and formulating your treatment plan based on the soil results. Focus on your lawn's specific needs and stay the course!

— Girlzlawn



22 Responses

Elisabeth Medina
Elisabeth Medina

July 26, 2022

I met PJ in a FB grass group that was mostly male lead. We connected, chatted and she has been a wonderful lawncare inspiration and friend. I admire her passion, especially with two little ones at home. The journey continues and I appreciate all that I have learned through and with her! She always has everyone’s best interest at heart! Kudos my friend!

Drew McCleary
Drew McCleary

April 29, 2022

Par for the course for PJ! Great stuff and so caring to the community! She sent my daughter some special GirlzLawn and SOTL stickers and it was the sweetest! Love following her lawn journey as she continues to spotlight women in lawn care and the green industry. Well-deserved spotlight of a great person from a great company!

India
India

April 27, 2022

Keep doing what you’re doing! Love your passion.

Eva
Eva

April 27, 2022

Fantastic way to bring like minded women together and motivate all! 👍

Lorrell Company
Lorrell Company

April 27, 2022

Good advice and way to learn through experience. Maintaining my own lawn is a great joy of mine and helping others also improve their lawn. Good post PJ

Ryan Quick
Ryan Quick

April 27, 2022

Great way to tell your story PJ!! It has been awesome to see your journey to date and see the results that come from all the study and hard work that you put in. Keep going, you will see it come to be all that you want!

Lisa-marie
Lisa-marie

April 27, 2022

PJ is one amazing woman, being a woman myself I definitely look up to her, she knows her stuff, and it’s a wonderful community here! Everything she wrote is so True, you can have a perfect lawn one Day and 2 weeks later, A mess ie, fungus, poa, the list goes on and on , it’s legitimately a Full time Job and with me I’m in Active chemo weekly so it’s even more challenging for me but I have to admit, I Love a Good challenge ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Lisa-marie
Lisa-marie

April 27, 2022

PJ is one amazing woman, being a woman myself I definitely look up to her, she knows her stuff, and it’s a wonderful community here! Everything she wrote is so True, you can have a perfect lawn one Day and 2 weeks later, A mess ie, fungus, poa, the list goes on and on , it’s legitimately a Full time Job and with me I’m in Active chemo weekly so it’s even more challenging for me but I have to admit, I Love a Good challenge ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Patrick
Patrick

April 26, 2022

Girlz Lawn is a fantastic follow both on YouTube and Instagram! It is very informative and I always look forward to PJ’s content!

Jim S
Jim S

April 26, 2022

Great advice and look forward to the lawn journey!

Dino Evangelista
Dino Evangelista

April 26, 2022

Great post! I have watched PJs progress through all the Girlzlawn content and it is awesome to see. PJ is a warrior and does such an amazing job through consistency and hard work. Keep up the great work!

John W
John W

April 26, 2022

Great Story PJ! Keep sharing. Your consistent contributions to the DIY lawncare community are helpful and necessary.

Bill Petry
Bill Petry

April 26, 2022

Much deserved spotlight PJ!! You are definitely helping to make lawncare fun and approachable for newcomers and seasoned DIY’ers!!

Jayme the Accountant
Jayme the Accountant

April 26, 2022

Awesome story from an awesome content creator! PJ continually puts out great information and shares products from SLS that work for her. I’m looking forward to supplementing my program with a Ryan Knorr box just itching to be sprayed down this season!

Justin Hyndman
Justin Hyndman

April 26, 2022

Great article PJ! This is proof that if you put your mind into it and put in the work, anyone can achieve fantastic results in the lawn!

Randell Burns
Randell Burns

April 26, 2022

Inspiring post, keep up the great work.

Tara Bishop
Tara Bishop

April 26, 2022

Thank you for sharing! I agree I love being connected with nature and helping it thrive. Excited to keep learning and improving with the help of the lawn care community! 💚

Joi
Joi

April 26, 2022

Love your passion & desire to highlight female DIY’ers & women in the green industry. Thx for taking us along on your journey. Your tips/tricks & honest feedback are invaluable. #GirlzMow2

Michael Chack
Michael Chack

April 26, 2022

PJ aka GirlzLawn is a fun account to follow. You can tell her passion for lawncare by her videos and how excited she is to share products, updates on her lawn and also to talk about the issues she has. I always enjoy seeing her content and watching her videos on Instagram!

Jacob D
Jacob D

April 26, 2022

Awesome article PJ! Always love to hear how others have developed a passion for lawncare!

Shaun Hauswald
Shaun Hauswald

April 26, 2022

Great 👍 content creator

Daniel
Daniel

April 26, 2022

Super excited to see a journey because it reminds me of my journey in my lawn. Love to see do it yourself people get involved with companies and companies getting involved with DIY folks. Proud of your progress PJ and happy to see you come so far in this community. Many blessings!

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