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Some Lawns Could Use a November Feeding

November 3, 2017

If you have northern grasses (like Bluegrass, Fescue or Ryegrass), your grass roots are still growing in your soil that is warmer than your air temperatures.  Even if you’ve already fed this fall, another feeding now can really help build your grass roots.  So put on your coat, gloves and feed your lawn one more time with Scotts Turf Builder WinterGuard.  Most southern lawns do not need another feeding unless you are in the deep south where your lawn does not go dormant (brown) in winter.

You won’t be alone.  Expert turf researchers will be doing the same thing with their lawns.  For example, Ohio State University turf experts say you should get your last winterizing feeding down by the middle of November.  Virginia Tech, Penn State and Michigan State Agronomists also agree that you get a big benefit from a November feeding. So, even if you are in the far north, this coming weekend is not too late to get your lawn fed.

Even if you have fed your lawn several times this year, feeding your northern lawn in late fall will help create stronger roots.

I have more good news for you. Rather than raking your tree leaves, save time by mowing them to dime size just prior to feeding. This will help them “compost on your lawn”.

One last bit of advice. If you’ve got weeds and want to spread Turf Builder Fall WinterGuard Weed & Feed instead of Turf Builder WinterGuard, your mid-day temps need to still reach 60 degrees the day you apply.  Be sure to apply to moist foliage on a day when no rain is forecasted.  If you put down grass seed earlier this fall, your new grass needs to be old enough to have been mowed 4 times before you put down a weed control.

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