We’ve experienced some high heat and dry weather this late-summer season. Some lawns may have faired better than others, but one thing still remains; each lawn needs to be winterized before we reach freezing temperatures and our world becomes covered with snow.
When setting your irrigation system controller for watering your lawn this fall, be sure to set multiple start times. Since you’ll be seeding, multiple starts times are necessary to ensure the grass seeds get established with your soil.
When you mow your lawn, cut your grass shorter than usual to ensure maximum sun penetration for your new seeds. They need to germinate quickly and establish roots as soon as possible so they can survive the dormant winter.