September turf tips


Fertilizing your lawn in early fall greatly improves turf density; the grass develops new shoots and stems, improves root structure and sets up food stores for winter. Choose quality fertilizers that contain micro nutrients as these are essential to the overall health of the grass plant. Toward the end of September, start cutting your lawn a little bit shorter.  (My target height by the end of October is 2.25 inches).

If you have over seeded your lawn in late Aug. to filled bare spots and increase density, don’t forget to water lightly and frequently until the grass seeds have germinated. After germination, water less frequently but, for a longer period of time to drive moisture deep into the ground. This will promote better root growth.


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