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Fall Lawn Care Tips

Fall Lawn Care Tips

Fall is a great time to give your lawn that extra boost it needs to make it through the winter months. Cool-season grasses especially need a fall feeding to get ready for next spring. Here are a few tips on how to winterize your lawn. Fall Lawn Fertilizing

  • Fertilize cool-season grasses, such as ryegrass, fescue and bluegrass in September, October or November.
  • Fertilize warm-season grasses, such as Bermuda, Bahia, centipede, St. Augustine and Zoysia in July, August or September. Don’t overfertilize centipede.
  • Specially formulated winterizing fertilizers are higher in potassium than regular lawn food. Potassium is the nutrient that makes grasses more winter hardy. Apply winterizers as the last fertilizer application of the growing season.

Controlling Lawn Disease, Weeds and Insects

  • To help prevent lawn diseases during the fall and winter, remove leaves from your yard. Leaves left on the lawn encourage disease by preventing sunlight and air from reaching the grass. Use a rake or blower to collect the leaves and add them to a compost pile. If you’d rather, you can go over them with a mulching mower, chopping them into a fine compost for your grass.
  • For weed control during the winter months, apply a pre-emergent weed killer. Some products feature a combination fertilizer and weed killer called “weed and feed.”

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2 Responses to “Fall Lawn Care Tips”

  1. Tyler Slade says:

    Fertilizer is a nutrient that should really be applied for the growth of the plant. And in that way we can do lawn care. And yes also it is true that for controlling the Lawn Disease we have to control and remove the leaves from the yard. Informative Article.!

  2. Ivy Baker says:

    This is some really good information about landscaping. I just got my first home and I really want my lawn to look good. I liked what you said about how there are fertilizers for both the warm and cold weather.

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