Friday, September 28, 2012

FALL LAWN CARE

FALL LAWN CARE

1. APPLY FALL FERTILIZER NOW, IF NOT OVERSEEDING YOUR LAWN.
2. IF OVERSEEDING – MOW GRASS TO ABOUT 1 ½” – OVERSEEDING IS SEEDING OVER EXISTING GRASS TO FILL IN BARE PATCHES AND THICKEN UP THE GRASS TO CHOKE OUT WEEDS.
3. BAG OR RAKE UP ALL THE GRASS CLIPPINGS.
4. DO A CORE AERATION – DON’T JUST PUT ON YOUR GOLF SHOES AND WALK OVER THE LAWN!!!
5. SPREAD ABOUT ¼” OF SCREENED TOPSOIL OR PEAT MOSS AND RAKE IT IN. I LIKE USING PEAT MOSS AS IT HAS NO WEEDS.  WHEN USING PEAT MOSS, PUT IT IN A WHEELBARROW OR MUCK BUCKET AND ADD WATER UNTIL IT BECOMES LIKE A THICK SOUP.  THEN APPLY IT TO YOUR LAWN AND RAKE IT IN.
6. CHOOSE A GOOD QUALITY OF GRASS SEED PREFERABLY WITH A LOT OF DIFFERENT VARIETIES OF FESCUE, RYE AND KENTUCKY BLUE GRASS.
7. BROADCAST THE SEED WITH A GRASS OR FERTILIZER SPREADER.
8. USE A ROLLER OR TAMP THE GRASS SEED DOWN WITH YOUR RAKE.   IT MUST COME IN CONTACT WITH THE SOIL TO GERMINATE.
9. WATER.
10. DORMANT SEEDING IS DONE MID TO LATE OCTOBER, JUST BEFORE THE FIRST SNOW.    SEEDS WILL LAY DORMANT UNDER THE SOIL AND GERMINATE IN EARLY SPRING WITH THE HEAT AND MOISTURE.
11. IN EARLY SPRING THE SEEDS WILL GERMINATE WITH THE HEAT AND MOISTURE AND CHOKE OUT THE WEEDS!
12. ENJOY A BEAUTIFUL GREEN, THICK LAWN!




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