|Late March - Earl May||Apply granular crab grass preventer, - Fertilizer|
|Early May||Rake or De-thatch lawn|
|Mid May - Late May||Apply Granular weed and feed|
|Early to Mid June||Spray lawn with liquid weed killer (if needed) i.e. Tri-Mec, Ban Vil, 2-4D|
|July and August||Follow up with liquid weed killer (if needed) and check for lawn pests. (i.e. Chinch bugs, sod webworm, Japanese beetle grub). Apply pesticide if needed. (Diazinon, Dursban). Also check for lawn disease (i.e. powdery mildew, rust brown, patch, etc..) and apply fungicide if needed. (each diseases should be identified and treated specifically).|
|Late August-Early September||Apply weed and feed of Turf builder. Granular fertilizer.|
|Mid to late September||De-thatch or Core Airate (if not done in spring).|
|Mid to late October||Apply Granular Winterizer Fertilizer (your lawn should have a good start for next spring) Also, carve your Jack-o-Lantern.|
CARING FOR SODDED LAWNS:
Newly laid sod needs to be watered immediately and very thoroughly. It will require frequent watering. (possibly twice a day, depending on weather conditions), keeping the sod saturated for at least two weeks. When grass gets approximately 3-4" tall, stop watering for approximately two days to let the ground dry up enough for mowing. Set your mower at 2" high.
Watering from now on does not need to be as thorough, but should be watered daily. Turf builder Fertilizer should be applied 6 weeks after sod is installed. (refer to your Lawn Care Program thereafter.)
Getting the best results takes a lot of care and a little patience. Good Luck!! And pray for rain.