Tips for lawn care in September

Happy Friday! I figure many of you will be working in your yards this weekend, so I thought I would share these lawn care tips from your friends at Merrifield Garden Center.

September is a good time to…

  • Repair those unsightly bare patches in your lawn by overseeding. How to: aerate the ground, put down seed, and topdress with compost.
  • Fertilize newly seeded lawns with seed-starting lawn food.
  • Fertilize established lawns with with lawn food.
  • You will want to fertilize your lawns 2 to 3 times between September and November.
  • Prevent winter weeds from germinating. How to: apply a weed preventer to your lawn if you are not putting down seed.

To learn more, read “Turf Tips: Seeding and Fertilizing Your Lawn.” And check back in October when I share some tips about dealing with fall leaves.


About Mary Fletcher Jones

Mary Fletcher Jones is a mom, teacher, and blogger. Her blogs include Autumn in Virginia, Cool Yule Blog and You Can't Make This Stuff Up, among others. She is also the creator of "Living Well With Autism," an online resource for caregivers of children, teens, and adults with autism and related special needs.
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