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Fertilize in the Fall!

Fertilizing Grass

Did you know that fertilizing your lawn in the fall promotes healthy root systems and hardy lawns? Having a stronger root system means that your lawn will not require as much watering during the dry season. 

Fertilizing only in the spring can promote excessive top growth and can lead to nutrient runoff, which can negatively impact water quality. In extreme cases, too much runoff of nutrients can lead to algae buildup in ponds and streams and even dead zones that deplete oxygen for aquatic life.

Other ways to keep your lawn looking lovely include maintaining a proper mowing height, aerating it once a year and mulching your leaves instead of bagging them. The decomposing leaves and grass cover the soil between the individual grass plants where weeds can germinate. Mulching also means less strain on your back and your wallet!

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