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Lawns. A labor of love!

Everyone knows that a lush, green lawn is a labor of love. Our experts put together a quick timeline of things you should be doing to have the best yard on the block.

September

  • Mow regularly at recommended height or 3-3.5 inches.
  • Irrigate - Apply one inch of water per week if we donot receive sufficient rainfall.
  • Fertilize - Apply a slow-release fertilizer, we recommend Lawn Food Plus Iron
  • Control Weeds - Apply pre-emergent near the end of the month. You may treat weeds with Weed Free Zone and apply pre-emergent to prevent weed germination.
  • Aerate - Fall is the best time to aerate cool season lawns. *Aerate before applying pre-emergents.
  • Overseeding - Overseed if needed this month with McDonald Tall Fescue Mix or McDonald Shady Mix.

October

  • Mow - Mow lawn to three inches in height.
  • Irrigate - Apply one inch of water per week if we do not receive suffi cient rainfall.
  • Control Weeds - Apply pre-emergent. Treat established weeds. Do not use weed killers on your lawn if you have over-seeded with Annual Rye/or reseeded.
  • Fertilize - If you did not do so in September
  • Aerate -Fall is the best time to aerate cool season lawns. *Aerate before applying pre-emergents.
  • Rake or blow leaves from lawn.

November

  • Mow regularly at recommended height or 3 inches.
  • Control Weeds - Apply pre-emergent to dormant lawns. Do not use a pre-emergent if you plant to overseed.
  • Fertilize - Apply second application of slow-release fertilizer, Lawn Food Plus Iron.
  • Rake or blow leaves from lawn regularly.

December

  • Mow regularly at recommended height or 2.5-3 inches.
  • Control Weeds - You may apply pre-emergent.
  • Fertilize - Apply second application if you did not do so in November.
  • Other - Rake or blow leaves from lawn regularly.

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