Final Fall Fixes for Your Lawn
November 2015

There are still a few things to do to your lawn this fall to help ensure a beautiful lawn next spring. 
Have You Fertilized Yet?

small_town_america.jpg It is still a good idea to fertilize with Winter Survival Fall Fertilizer  to further develop and strengthen root systems. Winter Survival will help grass plants continue to mature and will help the turf thicken during cold months.  The fertilizer nutrients are drawn into the plant by the roots and stored in the roots to be used throughout the winter. 

Many states have laws prohibiting the application of lawn fertilizer after a certain date in the fall.  Be sure to check your local and state government websites for possible blackout dates in your area.  

Should I Cut the Grass Short at the End of Fall?

When the daytime high temps drop to the low 50's, you should start adjusting your mower down a notch, and by your last cutting the lawn should be cut to 2 inches in height. This is very important for your lawn during the winter months. The shorter mowing height helps the grass plant roots survive winter stress. A shorter grass plant does not have to be fed as much and will green up faster in the spring. Spring clean-up will also be easier with short grass. It will also help prevent fungus and disease such as Snow Mold. Snow Mold occurs when taller grass blades bend and hold moisture in. Moisture evaporates more quickly on shorter grass. It is important to try to keep leaves off the lawn for this reason as well. 
Mow the lawn when the grass is dry.  You will have a more even cut and the clippings will not clump up.  Do not leave anything standing on the grass such as lawn furniture, toys, etc. over the winter. This will cause dead spots in your lawn.

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