- Fall is the best time to feed the lawn. Amend the soil according to the soil test results.
- Every 3 years, soil test in the late Fall (or Spring) to determine what nutrients need to be added to the soil. Testing can save money, time and prevent over application of nutrients. Kits can be found at local Soil and Water Conservation District or Cooperative Extension offices.
- Continue mulching leaves. Cut leaves smaller by mowing over them more than once, or add leaves to your compost pile.
Did You Know? Grass clippings left on lawn do not cause thatch. Nitrogen rich grass clippings are 80-90 percent water and break down quickly to feed the soil.