Ok, It's not the most exciting topic or even the most inspiring, but lawn preparation is the thing to do in August.
Improving your lawn in the fall makes the most sense, due to the warm soil for quicker grass seed germination and the cooler temperatures for slower weed growth. So preparing for your lawn projects in August makes sense.
Is one of these lawns yours?
Your lawn is too far gone, full of weeds, and there is no hope of having any kind of decent lawn unless you spray those weeds. If so, then August is the best time to apply Round Up. You can seed 10 days after it's application.
You have an area that needs a new lawn or you want to patch your existing lawn. Prepare for the new lawn by giving the existing soil a starter fertilizer and then liming it. This usually takes 4 weeks to start activating, so start now and by the time the new seed starts growing in September, it will be able to grow faster and easier.
Your lawn just needs a tune up and thickening. If so, then you can over seed your existing lawn. August is the perfect time to start that.
We can advise you further in the store if you have specific questions. Let us help you.