Walking barefoot through a deep green, soft lawn is one of my earliest childhood memories, and so is the experience of the first major mistake of my life. When I was three years old and living at my grandparents’ house, I wanted to help as my grandmother spread fertilizer on the grass. So I grabbed a handful and threw them down in one spot. Grandma wasn’t happy and I soon learned why. It wasn’t long before that patch of grass turned brown and stayed that way for the rest of the summer. Fertilizing your lawn and garden responsibly is one of those things that’s not as simple as it looks. Not that the job is difficult or complicated, just that it takes some basic information that many people don’t have. Read “Four Steps to Responsible Lawn and Garden Fertility” to gain some of that important info.