KANSAS CITY, Mo. - After one of the worst droughts in our history, many yards are bouncing back nicely. Fertilizing now will continue to get your lawn the food it needs to thrive. Fall fertilization is essential to having a healthy lawn next year.
If you have a lot of weeds popping up, those are the ones that will wreak havoc next spring - spot spray as you see new weeds. If you've seeded your lawn, ignore this tip. New grass is not strong enough yet and will die with weed spray, so just hold off and catch up on those weeds next spring.
Drop you mower down at least a notch. Mow at 2 and a half inches and make sure you are using a sharp blade.
This is the last week to put down grass seed. Any seeding done after mid - October will probably not survive the winter. We'll show you how to dormant seed in a tip later next month, so if you can't seed this week just hold off - because you'll be wasting your time and money.
Finally, we haven't been getting a lot of rain so it's imperative to continue to provide at least an inch of water per week. If you've seeded, you need to keep the ground moist every day.
That's my fall wrap up for the outside - next week we're going to go inside. We'll see you next week!
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