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Fall Lawn Care

With the heat of summer behind us, it is time once again to start looking forward to the satisfaction that comes from having a lush green lawn.  Whether you are starting from scratch or hoping to add new life to a tired lawn, a few basic pointers will start you on the road to success.

In most cases, fertilizer, lime and water will be the only ingredients you will need.  However, if 50% of your lawn is brown or dead, you should renovate the entire area including dethatching and aeration.

Regardless of the condition of your yard, it is never too late to go for the green!

SEPTEMBER

To Maintain:

  • Fertilize with Pennington Winterizer Fertlizer along with one bag of pelletized lime per 1,000 square feet

 

Lawn Renovation:  September through October 15

  • Rake out dead grass

  • Aerate lawn

  • Apply ORGRO; 3 bags per 100 square feet or 1 yard per 1,000 square feet

  • Spread grass seed at rate specified on bag 

  • Lightly rake lawn to mix seed with ORGRO and soil

  • Apply Pennington Starter Fertilizer

  • Spread one bale of straw per 1,000 square feet to cover new area

  • Keep lawn wet until seed germinates

 

OCTOBER

  • Fertilize again with Pennington Winterizer Fertlizer for healthy root growth

  • Rake any leaves or lawn debris and keep grass mowed at 3 inches

  • Lime lawn if you have not already used lime or ORGRO.  Apply one bag of pelletized lime per 1,000 square feet

NOVEMBER

  • Fertilize for the last time with Pennington Winterizer Fertlizer which contains high nitrogen to hold the green color throughout the winter.