Fertilize and aerate now with an Iron Fertilizer. Your grass will turn very green so that you don’t have to water to get it green.
The snow is on its way in a month or so. Couple of things to prepare your yard for the winter months-
September Gardening Tips
–Apply a high nitrogen fertilizer to the lawn (slow-release products are best). This is the most important application of the year.
–Aerate the lawn with a core aerator, then over-seed to introduce new grass and thicken up the lawn.
–Apply a broadleaf herbicide to control perennial lawn weeds when temperatures are below 85 degrees.
–Deadhead perennials and cut back those that are dying back.
–Plant trees and shrubs in the fall which is the ideal time.
–Reduce watering the lawn to ½ to 1 inch per week.
–Fertilize strawberry plants.
–Harvest winter squash and pumpkins when the stem is hard and dry.
–Don’t cut your grass as short as you can go. This cause damage to the lawn. Mow it a little shorter than normal but make sure you cut it before the snow flies.
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