August 19, 2008

Calloway's Timely Tips for September Gardeners

Fall Lawn Care

Football season is here but it’s not quite time to retire the mower or fertilizer spreader. Fall is an important time to replenish nutrients and prepare for next spring. Calloway’s Premium Lawn Food, with a 21-5-10 formula, supplies the needed nutrients to stimulate root development, make your grass hardier for the winter months and provide food for next spring’s growth! Apply it this month or the first of October, and then you can watch the games. For those who are organic gardeners, Calloway’s Organic Fertilizer contains seven food grade meals.

This is also the time to apply preemergents to control those unseen broadleaf and grassy weed seeds to prevent them from sprouting over winter and spring. Apply Greenlight Crabgrass Preventer with Dimension for grassy weeds and Portrait for those pesky broadleaf weeds. For our organic gardeners, use Corn Gluten Meal as a natural preemergent.

So, don’t kick back and settle into football season quite yet-finish those last lawn chores and be a winner next spring!