FALL TASKS FOR COOL-SEASON LAWNS
As temperatures drop in late summer and early fall, cool-season grasses peak in growth. These grasses include northern favorites such as Kentucky bluegrass, perennial ryegrass and tall and fine fescues. Warm days and cool nights make fall the perfect time for establishing new grass and strengthening existing lawns. The following fall tasks help cool-season lawns flourish:
- Soil Test. Fall soil testing helps take the guesswork out of managing your lawn's soil pH and nutrition. By making recommended improvements in fall, soil amendments have extra time to complete their work and prepare your soil before spring. lawns come spring. Test healthy lawns every three to four years, but test problem areas every year.
- Fertilize. Fall fertilizing varies from your regular-season plan. With summer dormancy behind them, cool-season grasses benefit from fertilizing. A high-nitrogen fertilizer helps lawns establish vigorous roots.
- Overseed thin lawns. Fall conditions are ideal for germinating cool-season grass seed. Overseeding thin lawns pays off with thick, strong, spring grass.
- Aerate compacted soil. Compacted soil restricts root development and limits soil oxygen. Aerators correct compaction by creating openings in the soil.
- Keep watering. Actively growing, cool-season grass needs water. But as fall approaches, you can stretch out regular watering and let rainfall help. Healthy, established lawns generally need 1 inch of water, including precipitation, weekly. As growth slows, that same amount may cover 10 to 14 days, under normal conditions.
- Control weeds. With weeds still going strong in early fall. Tackle tough weeds with targeted spot treatments. Avoid newly seeded areas.
PROTECT YOUR CUSTOMERS' EVERGREENS THIS WINTER
Anti-desiccant spray applied in the fall coats the foliage of your plants with this layer of organic "sealant" to help the plants resist the drying power of winter winds and conserve the moisture vital to their good health. Properly applied, a winter protection spray will safeguard your valuable plants through the cold months and gradually break down as warm weather approaches and your trees and shrubs begin spring growth.
TransFilm Anti-Transpirant coats leaf surfaces with a clear, glossy film that provides a water-impermeable layer to protect the plant and decrease the rate of transpiration. A single application of TransFilm in late fall provides durable winter protection for shrubs, trees, and golf greens. It prevents sunscald, windburn, and damage from salt air. A spring application helps reduce dew formation and leaf blade wetness. TransFilm can also help protect plants, shrubs and sod by reducing transplant shock. A TransFilm application prior to transplanting helps the plant during the critical moisture stress periods when the root system cannot compensate for the amount of water lost by transpiration.
Solu-Cal Peak Iron 4-0-6
Solu-Cal Peak Iron provides iron, magnesium, nitrogen, and potassium to plant for an immediate reaction. Impregnated with PHCA technology, the micro and macro-nutrients are immediately available for plant uptake.
Features & Benefits
- No Surge Growth while providing Dark Green Color.
- Contains Ammonium Sulfate + Sulfate of Potash
- 12% Calcium, 5% Iron, 5% Magnesium
- Safe to use anytime of year
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