The end of Summer doesn’t mean the end of lawn care.  If fact, September could be the most important month because the cooler temperatures and occasional rain are ideal growing conditions for grass.  So, what you do now will give you a jump on a healthy lawn in the Spring.

The first task this September should be aeration.  Aerating your soil now allows oxygen, water, and fertilizer to easily reach grass roots.  Once that is done, fertilize.  Fertilizing now delivers nutrients for your grass to grow deep roots and store nutrients in reserve for a healthy start next spring.

Next, rake out bald spots and damaged areas and then plant new grass seed.  The cooler temps and more frequent rains are ideal for growing and help establish strong roots before the upcoming winter.  Overseeding is also recommended.  In fact, this one step will do more to improve the quality of your lawn than almost anything else you can do.  Use 4 to 8 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft. for the average lawn.

The care that you take with your lawn this September will sow dividends next Spring.  For more about the lawn care services Native Designs Landscaping can provide, visit or contact Tom Wolfgang, certified horticulturist, at 610.584.2989.