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First Frost

Should I stop caring for my lawn after the first frost of the year? And then resume mowing when spring comes in?
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    Re: First Frost 2015/11/12 13:18:06 (permalink)
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    Re: First Frost 2015/12/30 05:23:57 (permalink)
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    Should I stop caring for my lawn after the first frost of the year? And then resume mowing when spring comes in?


    Start feeding cool-season lawns in late August or September (6 weeks before your average first frost) with a N-P-K ratio of 3:1:2 or 4:1:2. The nitrogen will stimulate green shoots and thick growth. Most lawns benefit from about one pound of nitrogen per 1000 square feet. Check the instructions on the fertilizer bag for correct application.
    Apply winterizing fertilizers, which are higher in potassium to promote winter hardiness, around the time of your last mowing of the season (October to November). 
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