i live in central indiana and have a lawn (approx 10,000 sq.ft.) of mostly kentucky bluegrass with a bit of perennial rye. i also have an in-ground irrigation system. i am also a homeowner "do-it yourselfer" when it comes to lawn treatment. i gain a great deal of satisfaction from making my lawn look its best. over the last few years, i haven't been real satisfied my results and have often wondered if Scott's was really the way to go. right or wrong, i've decided to try john deere landscapes and their lesco products. since it's getting about that time of year when i need to begin lawn treatments, i was hopeful you "pro's" could recommend a lawn care program using lesco stuff. please be specific. also, what products could i buy that will be most effective in preventing weeds from growing in my mulch beds (around the foundation). you know...kinda like Preen, only better. how/when do i use/apply it? i'm tired of bending down to pull weeds around my shrubs/perennials. p.s. i do have a 4 gal. backpack sprayer (SP) that i could use for liquid products. however, i prefer using my rotary spreader for granular products to cover the 10,000 sq/ft of turf grass. thanks for your ideas.