Monday, September 12, 2011

Weed and What Not to Feed Your Turf

It's that time of year to get ready to pre-emerge your turf and to winterize your lawn with a low or zero nitrogen fertilizer. Before your winter weeds start to sprout, this is the time to go to your local garden center and pick up a pre-emergent weed product. Remember, a pre-emergent only works before your weeds start, so don't be too lazy, get ready and get a head start. You will want to make sure that you read the label on the bag very carefully and that the product will work for your turf variety.
Soon you will want to go ahead and also winterize your lawn with a fertilizer that has little or no nitrogen. Your goal for your turf during the cooler months is to promote root growth. Any turf fertilizer with high potassium will do the trick.
Happy Gardening!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Chris,

    Greetings from Texas. The news of your book – “5 Seasons…” jogged my memory. I preordered a book about a year ago (and then another one for Genny but in my name) on PayPal and was charged for the 2 books. Is this the same book? Are there still records of these orders? Paypal only keeps records for 3 months, so I can’t get a receipt from there. I can try digging through the stacks here and see if receipts for the orders turn up. Please advise.

    Doing great – grateful for cooler weather FINALLY in Texas after a very brutal summer.

    As always, I do so enjoy hearing about your latest and greatest!

    Best regards,

    Janie Squier

    P.S. Love the blog! I tried sending this message via yahoo, but was told that was no longer your email address.