Fall and it’s time to focus on the lawn. One of my clients had a beautiful lawn. This is a condensed version of her lawn recipe. I’ve left out product recommendations. For information about what is best for your lawn and lawn care products visit a nursery or talk with a lawn care specialist.

Weed and Crabgrass prevention:

Need to overseed?

Use a product that allows grass to geminate but controls crabgrass

Do not need to overseed the lawn in the Spring/Fall?

Use a product that stops crabgrass and goosegrass for the entire year.

Weed killer for existing weeds throughout the season:

Weed-B-Gon. Spot treat weeds.

Adjusting soil pH:

Adjust pH is lawn is below 6.5. Many nurseries can test pH.

Insect and grub control:

Normally applied in August. Check with a lawn care specialist if this can be applied now.


Apply winter fertilizer three times, three weeks apart. Now is an excellent time to seed,


Aerate by the type of grass planted. August to September is the time to aerate cool      season grasses. Warm season grasses are best aerated in June and July. A quick Google search will explain the ‘in’s and out’s’ of aeration.

Next: Tips on Fall Gardening