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For Cool-Season Grasses (Tall Fescue & Kentucky Bluegrass) - Contact us about Bermudagrass maintenance

January

Grass is dormant, and no maintenance is required.

February

Grass is dormant, and no maintenance is required.

Good time to collect soil samples for fertilizer recommendations.

Great time to install new or sharpen those old mower blades.

March

In early March, fertilize with nitrogen/phosphorus/potash (N-P-K) combination recommended by soil sample analysis as soon as grass begins to turn green.

Great time to spread Lime in accordance with your soil sample results.

April

If necessary, apply a second application of fertilizer in mid to late April. If soil sample was performed, refer to recommendations for rates of N-P-K. If crabgrass was a problem last year, apply crabgrass pre-emergent.

Resume mowing as grass begins to grow taller.

May

If weeds appear, either remove by hand or apply a broadleaf herbicide.

June

Water as required.  

Mow to 3 to 4 inches when needed.

July

Water as required.

Mow to 3 to 4 inches when needed.

August

Water as required.  

Mow to 3 to 4 inches when needed.

September

In early September, apply initial fall fertilizer application for color and to improve root growth in preparation for winter.

Overseed any thin areas with premium grass seed.

Water as required.

October

If not already done, overseed any thin areas with grass seed.

Remove fallen leaves promptly.

Apply second fall fertilizer treatment.

Apply Lime as needed.

November

Grass begins to turn dormant.

December

Grass is dormant, and no maintenance is required.

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