This unusually dry season has transformed our lush green lawns into desert like, dusty plots. Never fear, grass knows when to go into a dormant state to help withstand these long, hot, dry periods. Your lawns are quite resilient.
To survive this drought period the grass plant has exerted much of its stored energy. Now it is important to make available a late autum fertilization which is high in nitrogen. If available, nitrogen will be converted into usable sugars and oxygen through the photosynthesis process then stored within the root and crown system for the long winter.
Not that the yard has been fortified with the needed fertilizers then we reccommend core aeration after the fall rains has softened up the ground. Aeration will help reinvigorate the root zone and eliminate soil compaction.
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