Experts Provide Did-You-Knows for Fall Lawn Maintenance
October 7, 2016
Market Wire - Fall has just begun, but according to turfgrass experts from across
the nation, lawn owners should waste no time in preparing their lawns for the winter
weather ahead. Fall lawn care promotes good root development, enhances storage of
energy reserves and extends color retention in lawns. Grass Seed USA, a national coalition
of grass seed farmers and academic turf specialists, conducted a survey of university
professors and turfgrass specialists from esteemed horticulture departments to gather
lesser known fall lawn care tips for a healthy, beautiful lawn come spring.
"Start fertilizing grass to promote recovery and growth. Approximately 75% of the
annual fertilization of the grass should be applied throughout the fall to extend
the green color period and reduce dormancy of the grass." - Joseph Young, PhD, Assistant
Professor, Texas Tech University
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