Fall has the ideal conditions for your lawn: warm days and cool nights, morning dew, and more rainfall. But even with these forces in Mother Nature working together, there are still things you need to do to recover your grass from summer damage and supply it with the nutrients it needs for growth.
There are two types of turf: cool-season grasses, like Kentucky blue grass, which thrives in cool weather and warm-season grasses, like Bermuda grass, which grow during the spring and summer months. Before you map out your fall lawn care schedule, you need to know which one you’re working with.
- Need enough water to keep growing all winter long
- Apply 1 pound of nitrogen fertilizer per 1,000 square feet
- Avoid fertilizing in the fall
- Overseed with annual winter ryegrass