General Cool Season Lawn Tips

Each season and every lawn brings their own unique challenges, but these general guidelines will get you off to great start

March/April

Turf Supreme plus Trimec

  • Rake and clear debris from lawn after snow melts
  • Apply pre-emergent herbicides (like Turf Supreme® with Trimec®) before crabgrass germinates (~55°F)
  • Start mowing as lawn begins to grow
  • Aerate and dethatch your lawn
  • Patch bare spots with new seeding
  • Apply your first application of fertilizer to give your lawn a boost as it comes out of dormancy

 

May/June

  • Begin irrigating regularly and ensure adequate coverage across your lawn
  • Established lawns require about 1 inch of water per week
  • Apply a slow release fertilizer to prevent burning the turf while keeping your lawn fed and healthy throughout the summer

Turf Gold

July/August

  • Raising the mower height will help your grass better deal with heat stress and drought conditions
  • Limit foot traffic on areas of highly stressed turf and irrigate regularly in the cool of the mornings or evenings

October

  • Fall is an ideal time to overseed your lawn
  • Clearing or mulching leafs will improve your lawn's health
  • Continue to water as needed
  • Mow lawn until it is no longer growing and enters dormancy
  • Fertilize about 6 weeks before first frost to ensure your lawn has the nutrition to pop back up healthy and green next spring

6-24-24XB Fertilizer Bag