Originally posted 9-24-11
|Digger fertilizes lawns!|
Of course, I work none-stop all year long on my contribution to the grass and pasture fertilizing, but I can only do-do so much. I need some help.
Fall Lawn Fertilizer Check ListThings to consider in the fall:
- Soil Test.
Now's a great time to send a soil sample to your state's agricultural extension office for testing. You'll see what your soil is lacking and fix it.
- Apply organic compost or worm castings.
They will slow release throughout the fall and winter, strengthening your grass's root system for a great start come Spring.
- Add microbes.
Microbes will work on this organic content (compost and/or castings), releasing nutrients for your grass.
If you have heavy or clayey soils, aerate before adding the compost/castings.
- Over-seed or re-seed now.
The young grass seedlings have time to establish themselves before the drying, hot sun of late spring and summer arrive.
Uh...will you excuse me for just a second? I really must do my part in this grass fertilizing project now....like, pronto....
Fall Lawn Fertilizer Resources:
How To Your Lawn : Guides and Application Instructions.
Pure Black Castings ™: Certified organic, OMRI listed 99.9% pure worm castings
VermaPlex ®: Add microbes with this liquid soil inoculant made from these organic worm castings
Lawn Fertilizer Combination: Convenient and saves on shipping.