September is the month for most climates to begin preparing your lawn for fall and winter weather.
Overseeding with a cool-season turfgrass variety will enable you to enjoy an attractive lawn well into the fall and early winter months.
Start two to three weeks before overseeding by closely inspecting your lawn. If you have a lot of weeds, spray them with a herbicide to eliminate weed competition. After waiting for the herbicide to work on an established lawn, cut the grass as low as possible and aerate or de-thatch the lawn before overseeding.
Fall is also an ideal time if you're establishing a new lawn.
Once the seed is planted and October has arrived, put down an Agway Branded fertilizer. The fertilizer promotes early spring green-up and is formulated to improve winter hardiness, without the excessive leaf growth in the fall.
Of course, no general blanket seed or fertility recommendation best suits every lawn. That's why, unlike products available from the big box retailers, each lawn care product from Agway comes with advice from experts at your local Agway retailer.
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