Don't Fall Behind This Fall in Caring for Your Yard

By: Bill Martens
By: Bill Martens

Dave Frigen takes a lot of pride in his yard. Each year, he lays down some fertilizer and ends up with some grass that withstands the winter, and may make you green with envy.

"Some people don't do much with their lawn. I prefer mine to be green. The more you fertilize it, the more you will be mowing it, but it'll be green," Frigen says.

It doesn't require a whole lot of energy or money to have your yard looking like Dave's. Start with a bag of fertilizer, which you can get for just a few bucks. Here's a little fertilizer tip for you: when you get a bag, you're going to see three numbers on the front. Pay special attention to the last number. You want to make sure this number is at least equal to or greater than the first number. The higher the number, the better it'll work.

"That's about the best thing they can do right now," says Dave Beauvillia of Landart Inc. "They also, if they haven't, they can kill their dicot weeds. Some of the dicots took advantage of the decline in grass to get themselves situated. It's still time to do that."

Beauvillia also says to rake your yard in the fall to allow your grass to still get enough sunlight. Your yard will thank you for it.

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