In order to keep an up to date list of products available (as sometimes product availability changes on Amazon or other online retailers) I created this page specifically so it can be edited easily at any time and remain up to date for all of you.

There is a section here that corresponds with every section of The Ultimate Cool Season Lawn Care guide so as you read the guide, the products you may be interested in using will be listed here for you to see.

Also remember, you can receive an extra 5% off ANY Simple Lawn Solutions product on Amazon with code ryanknorr

Visual Aid

I hope that this doesn’t create any confusion (read the guide step by step to understand my recommendations and explanations) but some have asked for a visual aid to “see” the guide in a visual form.  I created this to correspond to the guide but again, timing of everything is explained in more detail inside of the guide. “X” indicates a time when application is ideal and “optional” are times when you can apply if you would like to but it’s not a requirement.   

Please note: Ryan Knorr Lawn Care is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program and other affiliate programs below. An affiliate advertising program is designed to provide a means for sites and creators to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com or other product sites.  I receive a small commission through these links.

Chapter 1 – Cool Season Basics

Grass Seed Store I Recommend – https://www.seedsuperstore.com?utm_source=ad&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=rknorr

Great Sunny Mix – https://www.seedsuperstore.com/catalog/p-100002/ss5000-sunny-mixture?utm_source=ad&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=rknorr

Great Shady Mix – https://www.seedsuperstore.com/catalog/p-100004/ss6000-shady-mixture?utm_source=ad&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=rknorr

Perennial Ryegrass I use – https://www.seedsuperstore.com/catalog/p-100010/ss9000-perennial-ryegrass-blend?utm_source=ad&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=rknorr

Bluegrass only mix – https://www.seedsuperstore.com/catalog/p-100006/ss1100-bluegrass-blend?utm_source=ad&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=rknorr

Sunny Tall Fescue only mix – https://www.seedsuperstore.com/catalog/p-100003/ss1000-tall-fescue-blend?utm_source=ad&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=rknorr

Shady Tall Fescue only mix – https://www.seedsuperstore.com/catalog/p-100073/ss1002-tall-fescue-shade-blend?utm_source=ad&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=rknorr

Chapter 2 – Lawn Care Basics

Sharpening Blades Equipment

Grinder – https://amzn.to/3aAQmgb

Flap Disc – https://amzn.to/2wn1oH1

Hand File – https://amzn.to/2IksHUM

Blade Balancer – https://amzn.to/3aq2Hn2

Chapter 3 – Getting Started

Measure Your Lawn Equipment

Long Tape Measure – https://amzn.to/32PchND

General Lawn Equipment 

Scotts Mini Spreader – https://amzn.to/38mytQm

Scotts Elite – https://amzn.to/3ctAvBG

Scotts Handheld – https://amzn.to/39wwdaZ

Hitachi Leaf Blower – https://amzn.to/3bwbd4y

String Trimmer (the exact one I have isn’t sold anymore but this is the straight shaft version) https://amzn.to/2QTU7pj

Soil Testing

Soil Probe – https://amzn.to/2wquPI2

Simple Lawn 15-0-15 – https://amzn.to/2yjK3Qh

Micronutrient Booster – https://amzn.to/2UoqZsA

Soil Temperatures 

Soil Thermometer – https://amzn.to/2ItkKNv

Dealing with Shade 

Tall Fescue Shade https://www.seedsuperstore.com/catalog/p-100073/ss1002-tall-fescue-shade-blend?utm_source=ad&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=rknorr

Search for Shade Tolerant Bluegrass – https://www.seedsuperstore.com/catalog/cat-100005/bluegrass?utm_source=ad&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=rknorr

Extreme shade mix – https://www.seedsuperstore.com/catalog/p-100004/ss6000-shady-mixture?utm_source=ad&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=rknorr

Chapter 4 – Early Spring

What To Do In Early Spring

Rake – https://amzn.to/2VFs8wU

Blower – https://amzn.to/2TCOzzZ

Chapter 5 – Dethatching

Manual Rake (for small areas only) – https://amzn.to/3aq4vfT

Electric Dethatcher – https://amzn.to/2Ifub2N

Chapter 6 – Core Aeration

Manual Core Aerator (for small areas only) – https://amzn.to/3cvNH8W

Chapter 7 – Spring Application 1

Liquid Products – Simple Lawn RKLC Bundle Box – https://amzn.to/2VNSnBv

Scotts Starter Fertilizer (covers 14k sq ft) – https://amzn.to/2wqzjOS

Scotts Starter with weed preventer (covers 5k sq ft) – https://amzn.to/2TkUpHu

Video Playlist Showing My Smaller Project Lawn – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzripA58GQvHTjrRQWuDtEc2Vqqo30jnF

Chapter 8 – Pre-Emergent

Pre-Emergent (products of this nature sell out quickly so get this early in spring!)

Scotts Halts Crabgrass Preventer (local stores should have this as well)

https://amzn.to/39f2xhu

Online Small Yard – Barricade Prodiamine Granular (18 pound bag is what I used) – https://shrsl.com/25dn2

Online Large Yard Barricade Prodiamine Granular  – https://shrsl.com/25dna

Another option to price check – Yard Mastery Granular Version – http://shrsl.com/24jxr

Local Fertilizer Plus Pre-Emergent – https://amzn.to/3ake0Oc

Advanced Users Liquid – https://amzn.to/2TiUaww

Dimension Dithiopyr Option (just different ingredient but another option) – https://shrsl.com/25dph

Overseeding and Pre-Emergent

Starter Fertilizer with weed preventer – https://amzn.to/2PGsU92

Chapter 9 – Spring Application #2 

Milorganite – https://amzn.to/2R6kit4 (if you find it locally should be much cheaper)

Milorganite Local Alternative Example – https://www.lowes.com/pd/PROCARE-36-lb-2500-sq-ft-4-3-0-Natural-Lawn-Fertilizer/1000696136

Organic Option – Purely Organic Lawn Food – https://amzn.to/2TlmXAE (may also be sold in Home Depot)

Another option if Purely Organic is not available that I use – 8-1-8 xgrn fertilizer – https://shrsl.com/2776u

Scotts Starter Fertilizer (covers 14k sq ft) – https://amzn.to/2wqzjOS

Scotts Turf Builder – https://amzn.to/2Tkywbh

Examples of store generic options:

Menards

Home Depot

Lowes

Chapter 10 – Spring Application #2a

Simple Lawn Solutions RKLC Lawn Essentials Box – https://amzn.to/2Ie11RJ

Soil Hume single bottle – https://amzn.to/2uPr66o

Chapter 11 – Post Emergent Weed Control

Hose End Spray or Concentrate – https://amzn.to/3cyGOEf

Marking Dye – https://amzn.to/2wqRX9k

Surfactant – https://amzn.to/38iCi9u

Pro Version Weed Killer – https://amzn.to/3ar5o88

Hand Can Sprayer – https://amzn.to/2X0ZdE6

“Pro” weed control – https://amzn.to/3aC7Zwu

PPE 

Long Shirts – https://amzn.to/2vADxDx

Rubber Boots – https://amzn.to/32OK0ab

Protective gloves – https://amzn.to/2VIC9tm

Respirator – https://amzn.to/39mo1tI

Safety Glasses – https://amzn.to/2TwtgAe

Clover, Creeping Charlie and Nutsedge

Cheapest Option – https://amzn.to/38g5Bta

For advanced users – https://amzn.to/3atgmdk

Sedgehammer – https://amzn.to/2wsDzgG

Chapter 12 – Grub Prevention

Grub Ex – https://amzn.to/2vEO8NR

Grub Killer for Late Summer – https://amzn.to/32RQGUT

Chapter 13 – Late Spring

Soil Loosener – https://amzn.to/2VDwjtb

Root Hume – https://amzn.to/38hzPfj

Soil Hume – https://amzn.to/2PGAf8A

Chapter 15 – Irrigation

Oscillating Sprinkler – https://amzn.to/38ikStl

Gilmour Impact Sprinkler – https://amzn.to/2PLintb

Irrigation timers – https://amzn.to/39rr17g

Parts for diy above ground sprinkler system

Hunter Pro Spray Base: https://amzn.to/2PER6J1

Hunter Pro Spray Base 5 pack – https://amzn.to/2TxYZkw

MP3000 Sprinkler Head (22-30ft): https://amzn.to/2IhQPYw

MP3000 Sprinkler Head (22-30ft) 3 pack – https://amzn.to/2Ijh0Oc

MP2000 Sprinkler Head (13-21ft): https://amzn.to/2vB4eYM

MP1000 Sprinkler Head (8-15ft): https://amzn.to/3cv9ptO

½” Sprinkler Riser: https://amzn.to/3aqtDmJ

½” Sprinkler Spike: https://amzn.to/2TxVmex

Sprinkler Adjustment Tools: https://amzn.to/2TtAHbe

Soil Probe and Screwdriver Test

Soil Probe – https://amzn.to/2TlkG8A

Chapter 16 – Summer Application #1

Dr Iron Granular – https://amzn.to/39odSfZ

Simple Lawn Solutions Lawn Energizer – https://amzn.to/2wntySe

Chapter 17 – Summer Application #2

Purely Organic Lawn Food – https://amzn.to/2TlmXAE

Simple Lawn Solutions Lawn Food – https://amzn.to/2Ig0yhP

Chapter 18 – Summer Issues

Disease Ex – https://amzn.to/39nai5V

Fungus Control For Lawns Granular – https://shrsl.com/25dv9

Fungus Control For Lawns Hose End – https://amzn.to/32McFg5

Weed Control 

Hose End Spray or Concentrate – https://amzn.to/3cyGOEf

Tenacity – https://amzn.to/2TzNmK3

Chapter 19 – Fall Renovation

Check Chapter 1 on this page for what grass seed I recommend if overseeding

Chapter 20 – Fall Application #1

Milorganite (if you can find locally it should be cheaper) – https://amzn.to/2wpRJ2f

Milorganite Local Alternative Example – https://www.lowes.com/pd/PROCARE-36-lb-2500-sq-ft-4-3-0-Natural-Lawn-Fertilizer/1000696136

Purely Organic Lawn Food – https://amzn.to/2VGY3wR

Scotts Starter Fertilizer (covers 14k sq ft) – https://amzn.to/2wqzjOS

Chapter 21 – Fall Application #2 and Beyond

Scotts Fall Lawn Food – https://amzn.to/2TlCSih

Urea Fertilizer  46-0-0 (find at local turf supply for cheaper) – https://amzn.to/2wtBIIw

Ammonium Sulfate 21-0-0 – https://amzn.to/2Tjd3j4

Fall Pre-Emergent App

Barricade Prodiamine Granular – https://shrsl.com/25dna

Dithiopyr Option – https://shrsl.com/25r9p

Halloween

Simple Lawn Solutions Lawn Food – https://amzn.to/2xPJYn4

Simple Lawn Solutions Iron Micronutrients Booster – https://amzn.to/3dcrz47

Chapter 22 – Winterizer 

Scotts Fall Lawn Food – https://amzn.to/2TlCSih

Winterizing Equipment 

Cleaning Supplies I use

Optimum Power Clean Degreaser – https://amzn.to/2VlQ3Bl

Tire Brush – https://amzn.to/3a59D8Y

Microfiber Drying Towel – https://amzn.to/2SZcJG8

Waterless Wash – https://amzn.to/392jRXQ

Zero G Hose – https://amzn.to/2wN5tV4

Fuel stabilizer for winter storage – Stabil – https://amzn.to/3aZe5Xs