My Number 1 Lawn Tip
Folks have been giving me compliments on my Georgia lawn this spring. I tell them it is all about feeding on a regular basis. I feed my Scotts Heat Tolerant Blue lawn five times a year in March, May, September, October and November (allowing about 6 weeks between feedings). I follow this schedule because this grass blend of Fescues and Thermal Kentucky Bluegrass appreciates feeding in cooler months and not so much in the hot, humid summer months we get here in Georgia. Since my soil test from the University of Georgia showed me that my soil is low in phosphorus, I have been using Scotts Natural Lawn Food because it contains phosphorus along with the more traditional lawn nutrients of nitrogen and potassium. (Most soils are not low in phosphorus, so most lawn foods do not normally contain phosphorus.)
So my number 1 tip is to feed your lawn regularly during the growing season and to spend a little more and get a good lawn food. The nice thing about all Scotts Lawn Foods is they give a gradual feeding day after day for up to two months. This means your grass gets a more balanced diet each day rather than the feast/famine cycle that comes with the cheaper products. The regular feeding gives your grass stronger roots so your lawn is better able to stand up to summer’s hot, dry weather. When it gets down to it, the difference between a so-so lawn and one that is thick, green and attention grabbing is regular feeding.