Do you want to have the greenest lawn in your neighborhood?
Many of us have shade and ornamental trees in our landscapes that provide shade on those steamy, hot summer days. The shade was fun while we relaxed in our Adirondack chairs and watched our kids play in the yard as we read our favorite book.
But when fall arrived and those leaves fell to the ground, they needed to be raked and added to a compost pile and not left on the grass to decompose. The leaves, as well as acid rain and acid-based fertilizers alter the acidity level of your soil reducing the nutrient availability to your grass roots.
After you have enjoyed your family meal on Thanksgiving Day, rake up the leaves, add lawn lime, and a winterizer fertilizer this weekend to increase root development this winter. Whether you use a conventional lawn fertilizer or a natural based fertilizer, your lawn will thank you for its Thanksgiving food.