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Garden - Lawn care tips

Look at the number shaded for your state, then follow the month by month steps to a perfect lawn. From This Old House

Lawn-Care Timeline

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When is the best time to control weeds? Spring or Fall? Ag Minute video series.

Easy+cleanup+for+brick+edging. Use old pruning saw to cut along bricks and pull out in a single strip.

How to get your brown/scraggly lawn into golf course style lawn in 1 season...Yes please

Lawn Care: How to Repair a Lawn

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Simple Trick for Spreading Seed: Tired of dumping out a lot of grass seed where you just need a little? Reuse an empty parmesan cheese dispenser so you won’t pour out too much. Smart Dispenser. The three-holed side of the container dispenses seeds smoothly and evenly. If you need more seeds for a big bare spot on your lawn, use the open side of the lid.

Lawn fertilizer schedule

Cultivate a Healthy Lawn by Following This Fertilizing Schedule

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how to topdress & overseed your lawn

Fall is the best time to fertilize your lawn if you live in the North. Cool-season grasses, such as bluegrass, fescue, and ryegrass, respond well to feeding in early September and again in late fall (late October or November). It helps them green up earlier and look better in spring.

Fall Lawn-Care Secrets

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Adjust Your Mowing Height If you raised the height of your lawn mower in summer to reduce heat stress to your lawn, return the mower deck to its normal mowing height (about 2 inches tall is best for most grasses) in fall. Cutting your lawn slightly shorter in autumn helps prevent the grass from matting down under leaves and snow. Avoid cutting the grass too short, however. Tightly clipped turf has fewer roots and allows weeds to get a foothold.

Dandelions, clover, and other broadleaf weeds are easy to spot in spring, but fall is the best time to rid your yard of these pests. Perennial weeds readily send herbicides containing glyphosate, 2, 4-D, and MCPP applied as a spray or granules to their roots in fall. Sprays work best on days with moderate temperatures and when the soil is moist. Check out our weed identification guide.

In the North, overseed thin lawns or large dead areas. Keep the newly seeded sections moist while seeds sprout. Frequent light sprinklings are best at first. Gradually increase the interval between waterings to encourage the roots to grow deeper into the soil. Learn about the differences between cool-season and warm-season grasses.

Fall Lawn-Care Secrets

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