lawn care

LSU AgCenter

As the days shorten and temperatures begin cooler, it's apparent that summer is finally ending. Lawn care definitely begins to change this time of the year. The growth of popular turf grasses, like Saint Augustine, Centipede Bermuda and Zoysia, begin to slow down this time of year. You should still mow your fall grasses to maintain a proper height.

Centipede grass
LSU AgCenter

The reason why we wait till late March to feed the grass is it's best to allow it to wake up, grow a strong new root system, and fungal diseases tend to be worse if we fertilize too early.

(Not) Too Close a Shave

Jul 13, 2013
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It's tempting to let the days go by between mowing, but letting the grass get high and then cutting it back really short is bad for your lawn.