Preparing your lawn for cooler weather

Shaniqua Juliano

By Chris Kerr
 |  For the Times-Union

I’m sure winter still seems far off, but in terms of ensuring our lawns come out of the winter looking their best, we have to prepare beforehand. Now, ideally all of the major issues have been covered throughout the year — maintaining proper mowing, fertility and irrigation, limiting weed incursion and controlling any pest and disease issues as they’ve occurred through a vigorous scouting regimen. If that hasn’t been done, there is a good chance the lawn may have large patches of warm-season weeds or bare spots in the lawn that will leave the door open for cool season weeds to settle in next.

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