1. Moisture. Many of us have turned off our sprinkler systems already. And as is the case with Colorado weather, it is once again in the high 80’s. What to do? Before firing your sprinkler system up again (don’t forget to have it re-winterized if you do this!), check to see if the soil/roots are really getting dry. A simple way to do this is to just poke a screwdriver into the ground and physically check it. If it’s dry, consider manually watering it.
2. Mow less. Cooler nights, shorter days will slow growth.
3. Fertilize. Use a formula high in nitrogen and potassium. Here along the front Range, be sure to do this before early November. Make sure the lawn is still green and has some moisture in it so that it will dissolve more easily. After a rain or early snow is a good time.
4. Aerate! Help your lawn breathe! It will also absorb more moisture through the winter. Generally speaking, this should be done before your sprinkler system is turned off for the season.
5. Get rid of those final weeds! It will pay off next spring.
Remember – providing consistent care is the best way to a beautiful lawn!
Weeds are often the result of too little or irregular watering. Turf diseases are often from over-watering. The consistent preventative and sustainable practices mentioned above are key to reducing weeds and disease, and often reduce the need for pesticides, herbicides, and other such treatments.
Call PANORAMA at 303 774 9449 if we can help create a service plan for your lawn for the 2015 season!