Fall Lawn Recovery
Summer is the most stressful time of year for our lawn. Our cool-season grasses do not appreciate multiple days above 100 degrees. The good news is that late summer and early fall are the optimal time for our lawns to recover and in this article I will outline the multi-step process.
Step One – Zamzows Lawn Food
The cooler temperatures of fall trigger our lawns to begin growing again. If you follow the Zamzows Lawn Program, it’s been several months since your lawn was really fed. While the Huma Green application has tons of trace minerals and is great for the soil, in early fall your lawn wants nitrogen.This is why you need to apply Zamzows Lawn Food. The lower nitrogen levels won’t cause excessive growth, but it has the correct amount to begin the process of recovery.
Step Two – Zamzows Huma Green
Zamzows Huma Green has multiple benefits to the lawn and the soil. You may have already applied Huma Green this summer. An additional application of Huma Green to the lawn will aid in lawn recovery and get the soil ready for when the water is turned off, usually in September.
Step Three – Zamzows Thrive
Bugs, disease, and water issues all cause damage to the lawn. In many cases, the lawn hasn’t died completely. Sometimes it has just stressed, gone partially dormant, or the damage wasn’t extensive enough to kill it completely. Soaking these areas with Zamzows Thrive is the best way to speed up recovery and stimulate new growth. If you have been dealing with a lawn disease, you will absolutely want to soak the damaged areas with Thrive.
Step Four – Reseeding
Even after using some of these recovery options, you may have some areas that will need some new grass seed. If an area of the lawn has died completely, fall is the best time to reseed your lawn. Start by cleaning up the area with a rake, removing all the dead material. You’ll want to make sure you remove everything all the way down to the soil. Use one pound of grass seed per 200 square feet. Use some extra potting soil or compost as a base, spreading the seed over the top. Cover the seed with a little Huma Green, and water it in with Thrive. For smaller areas or dog urine burns, use Zamzows Spot Regrow, which contains the mulch, seed, and conditioners to ensure your success.
Lawn recovery is important to keeping your lawn looking amazing year after year. You may not need to use all of the options listed above every year. But knowing what tools are available and how to use those tools will prepare your lawn for winter, which in turn prepares it for the following spring.