Fall Lawn Care - Benefits:
Fall Lawn Care is particularly important for the
Cool-Season grasses, which are commonly used for
home lawns in this region. This group includes Tall
Fescue, Kentucky Bluegrass, Ryegrass,
Fine Fescues, and others not used for home lawns. The name
for this group of turf grasses applicably describes their natural
growth habit, cool-season grasses grow best during cool
weather. Therefore fall fertilizer applications benefit
the grass growth of cool-season turf the most.
Cool-season grass grows in cool weather even after their
top-growth stops. The continued growth occurs in the root system,
so you don't seeing it but you're still growing grass even in cool weather.. Developing a thick,
deep, root system will help the lawn to survive the heat and
drought of the following summer. If there is a good root system,
there will be good top-growth as well. An important function of
turf grass roots is to store extra food in the form of
carbohydrates that will be used later by the plant. These
carbohydrate reserves are first drawn upon in spring to produce the
flush of growth that is experienced each spring. The reserve
continues to supplement the growing grass through the heat of summer.
Research has shown that cool temperatures prevent new top growth,
so nutrients go directly to the roots and rhizomes, helping them
expand, making you're growing grass look great the
Fall Lawn Care: When Should I Apply?
The first application should go down between mid-August and
mid-September. Then repeat the application around the middle of
October. You will be amazed at how much thicker and greener your
will be the following spring. It is recommended that the fall
lawn care program be applied between Labor Day and
Thanksgiving Day with another application completed the following
De-thatching your Lawn
Leaving grass clippings on the lawn to decompose each time you
mow is the equivalent of one-half an extra fertilizer application.
SoilSyrup applications are an excellent and organic way to help
break down grass thatch and make nutrients available to your lawn.
So it never hurts to apply SoilSyrup several times in the fall to
help speed decomposition of thatch. It can really help
How Much Do I Need?
|Lawn Size (sq ft)
|*Calculations based on 2 fall and 1
spring application, using our hose end sprayers.
Our Lawn Care and Lawn Start products work with all grass
types - Bahia,Bentgrass, Bermuda, Bluegrass, Buffalo,
Carpet, Centipede, Fescue, Ryegrass, St. Augustine, Zoysia.
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