Last Saturday morning, I had the opportunity to talk with Danny and Allen on the Today’s Homeowner radio show, the nationally-syndicated, call-in radio show that Danny hosts. It was a rainy, stormy day, and at the time I joked that since I couldn’t work in the yard, I was going to stay indoors and “watch the grass grow.” I don’t often get things done on time, but I did manage to sprinkle some organic lawn fertilizer the day before the rain began, and I was eager to see if it would have any effect.

Man, did it ever! The grass has grown about four inches in a week. Every time I look outdoors, it’s taller. I’m here now in my office overlooking the back yard, and I swear every time I look up, I see new blades twinkling in the spring rain. It’s going nuts.

My yard is small, and I have some mulched planting beds around a relatively small lawn. Last summer, I re-graded the entire lot and had to start from muddy scratch with the lawn, so I’m really pleased to see the flush of green this spring, indicating that my seedlings survived the winter. Yes, I know, the nitrogen in the fertilizer stimulates the growth of green leaves and foliage – it’s a manipulated sort of success, but nevertheless it’s also a growing, green lawn! Grass like that, I don’t mind mowing (spoken by someone who hasn’t mowed it yet).

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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