If you’ve ever been disappointed in how quickly your lawn greened up in the spring, you might have wondered if you prepared it well in the fall, before the winter cold hit it hard. If you want the greenest, thickest lawn in the neighborhood next spring, here are the steps you need to take this fall.
1. Fall Fertilizer
If you want a great lawn, you need to start with strong roots. In the fall, your grass should be allowed to put most of its energy into growing roots, rather than the grass above the ground. You can help it along with a good fall fertilizer with a NPK ratio 28-3-6. That’s a good high-nitrogen mix that will promote healthy roots over the winter.