Aftercare in September

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  • Fertilize your lawn for the fourth time this year. If there are dry weather conditions when you get ready to fertilize, be sure to provide adequate water to your lawn.
  • You can overseed or reseed any bare/bad spots on your lawn. When seeding large areas or new lawns, be sure to apply 12-12-12 or Ferti-lome New Lawn Starter slow release fertilizer.
  • You can trim and shape shrubs, evergreens, and trees. This will not only get rid of noticeable overgrowth, but get them ready for winter too.
  • Spot treat your lawn with Ferti-lome Weed-Out to control any remaining weeds.
  • Fertilize shrubs and evergreens with 12-12-12 or Milorganite for the last time this year.
  • This is the time to plant fall mums, ornamental kale, and fall pansies for that beautiful fall color in your landscaping.
  • This is the best time to start fall plantings of trees and shrubs. This will give you that finished look for the year.
Helpful Hints: Rake your fall leaves into one pile. Mow them to shred them into smaller pieces. Then rake them into black plastic garbage bags. Stack bags on top of each other, store in a sunny spot, and wait until spring. When spring arrives, open the bags and spread the contents on your annual and perennial beds. Why, you might ask! You have just made your own compost. This is called leaf mold. By spring, this coarsely decomposed compost makes a great soil amendment and is excellent mulch for your flowerbeds. To help this compost along, add a little Hi-Yield Compost Maker to the plastic bags before closing.
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