Fall Lawn Feeding Plan
You should not be surprised to hear this Scotts guy tell you to feed your lawn. Even before my Scotts days when I was a County Extension Agent in Virginia I preached the importance of feeding your lawn in fall. The reason: All summer long your lawn takes a beating, especially this year with the record drought in many areas. Your lawn’s had more heat, more sun, more dryness – and it probably looks it. Some areas have had more rain than usual this summer. No matter where you live or how your lawn looks, you need to think about your lawn’s roots where growth may have been stunted or stopped altogether.
Fortunately, we are nearing the best time of year to do something about it. You should plan to rejuvenate your grass over the next few months with at least two feedings of one of the Turf Builder Lawn Foods. (I plan on feeding my lawn three times between now and Thanksgiving with Scotts Natural Lawn Food because I have seen first-hand the difference this extra nutrition will make in grass root growth.) If you have warm-season grass like Bermuda, St. Augustine or Zoysia that you have not fed recently, feed now and again in 6 weeks. If you have cool-season grass like Bluegrass, Fescue or Ryegrass, feed in early September and again in mid-October. I like to feed this kind of lawn a third time around Thanksgiving.
Not only will Turf Builder or Scotts Natural Lawn Food give your lawn a fast green up, you’ll get more root growth because fall is the best grass growing weather of the year. Cool nights, sunny days and wetter weather are ideal for developing the kind of deep, healthy root system your lawn needs to thrive long term. However, to get this payoff you need to feed your grass!