I consider mid to late August through fall to be one of the best
times to work on lawns. Growing conditions are right to develop a
thick, green, healthy lawn. There are a few lawn care tasks to do at
this time of the year that will make the lawn look good right away
and improve its future health including fertilizing, weed control,
and grub control. Click on a product name below to order it from
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To prevent perennial weed seeds that sprout in fall as well as
fertilize the lawn to green it up fast this fall I apply Organic
Lawn Weed and Feed, an easy, one-step lawn care program. I
apply it myself with a drop spreader or broadcast spreader anytime
now through fall. This safe and natural lawn weed and feed contains
an organic, slow-release lawn food that fertilizes the lawn making it
green up fast without burning. It also contains a safe and natural
pre-emergent that prevents weed seeds from sprouting. This product is
safe for people, pets, and wildlife and the lawn can be walked on
immediately following treatment.
After applying the Organic Lawn
Weed and Feed, I walk over the lawn and spot spray any
existing weeds with Herbicidal Soap Spray,
also a safe and natural product. This quickly gets rid of any weeds
it is sprayed onto. By using both of these products together you can
get rid of even the toughest lawn weeds, including wild violets,
ground ivy, dandelion, crabgrass, nutsedge, clover, purslane, and all
other lawn weeds.
The most effective, long-term control of grubs is an organic product called
Milky Spore Powder Grub Control. Only one application is
necessary with the powder. Just one application lasts 20 years or
more. I put it on my lawn and garden about 20 years ago and don't
have any problems with grubs. I've heard from others that it is still
effective and controlling grubs for 45 years with just one
application. It is safe for people, pets, and wildlife. In addition
to controlling grubs, it indirectly controls beetles since beetles
begin as grubs. What's more, if moles, skunks, or birds are digging
up the lawn looking for grubs, these pests will go away because their
food source (the grubs) will be gone.
Milky Spore Powder Grub Control
is easy to apply and you can do it now. All you do is drop a teaspoon
of the powder roughly every four feet in a grid pattern throughout
the lawn and garden, then water it in for about 10 minutes.