Rejuvenate Your Grass Using The Now And Later Philosophy

By Allyn Paul, filed under Lawn Tips.

Is your lawn still looking sickly and distressed even though fall temperatures and moisture have improved? Is your neighbor on his front porch looking at you and laughing as you dig out weeds and dead spots every weekend in hopes of recovering your patch of green? If so, here are the most basic of tips you must follow in order to kick his grass before winter!The key is to work the lawn both now, and later to get double the results in just a few short weeks.1) Fertilize now and later. Get out this weekend and lay down a nice dose of balanced lawn fertilizer. Keep in mind that fertilizing now will not only create results now, but into the future. Nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus will help grass plants expand in softer soils and utilize moisture and available nutrients better. It will also make your lawn green which is the most important prospect here.Put down fertilizer now, and again in 4 weeks. That will surely make a big difference.2) Aerate now and later. Aeration will loosen up the compacted soil and allow your fertilizer to get right into the root system of the lawn. In addition, air and water will circulate beneath, stimulating more growth where it counts; in the roots. If you aerate now, do it again in about 4 weeks for optimum results.3) Apply sand now and later. Many folks don’t know this, but the very best soil conditioner for clay based lawns is sand. Sand will effectively keep the clay aerated during the winter, spring and summer and also help your lawn breath better overall. Apply 2 lbs of sand per 1,000 square feet of lawn both now and later, in conjunction with your aerations.If you do these three tasks now and later, I can bet your neighbor will be asking you your secret come Thanksgiving!


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One Response to “Rejuvenate Your Grass Using The Now And Later Philosophy”

  1. Allyn Paul Says:
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    Hi Todd,
    your lawn after 10 months is established just fine. Go ahead and aerate!
    Everyone in this business has opinions, but mine is mostly right! :)

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