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Care Tips For Your Lawn

My lawn died/browned out over the summer. What should I do?

  • Thatch or rake hard with a fan rake to remove debris and dead grass.
  • Lime: 50 pounds per 1,000 square feet
  • Sow seed
  • Cover with a light (1/4 to 1/2″) covering of good soil and rake lightly.
  • Fertilize with a lawn starter.
  • After second or third mowing, fertilize with Fall Lawn Food.
  • KEEP WATERING after second seed germinates, especially if the temperature is over 75-80*.

Do I need to lime?

Yes, at least once a year to ensure healthy lawn development. Apply at the rate of 50 pounds per 1,000 square feet.

Note: An acre is 44,000 square feet. If you have a half acre lot (22,000 square feet) half of that is probably lawn, with the other half taken up by your house, driveway, beds, etc.

When do I fertilize?

We recommend three fall feefings. September, mid-October, and right before Thanksgiving.

How much seed do I need?

Reseeding: 1 pound per 400 square feet

New Lawn: 1 pound per 300 square feet

When should I water my lawn?

Water in the morning. If you water at night the lawn will stay wet, which promotes disease.

Should I cover my seed with straw?

Yes, to keep new grass from drying out.

Which seed do I need?

Choose your seed according to the following:

  • Is your lawn sun or shade?
  • Do you have children or pets?
  • Are you looking for a fine textured or coarser textured lawn?

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