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It's time to fertilize the lawn and treat for weeds

It’s dinnertime for area bluegrass and tall fescue lawns — after a summer of growth our lawns are hungry, as they have depleted their food reserves and need to be fed. September is the most important time for fertilizing, rebuilding the roots and crowns so that the dense lawn of our dreams will reappear. A strong root system is the foundation of a nice lawn. Cooler temperatures, fall rains, and the application of nutrients help the lawn recover from stressful summer conditions. Broadleaf weeds should be treated in the fall, as well. You can help protect our water quality when applying fall pesticides and fertilizers. Click here for additional tips from K-State Research and Extension.