How to fix your lawn #Gardening
For your spring and summer mowings : Cut just the top third of the grass. So if your grass is 3 in. high, take 1 in. off the top. Mowing more than one-third stresses the grass. You can mow the grass shorter in the fall.
Apply lawn fertilizer : Between your second and third mowings, apply a lawn fertilizer with slow-release nitrogen (a 20-lb. bag covers 5,000 sq. ft.). Follow the spread rate listed on the fertilizer bag and spread it on the entire lawn.
Organic Fertilizer : Chicken manure is rich in nitrogen, which is a key nutrient for a healthy lawn. I use Chickity Doo Doo Organic Fertilizer.
Spot-spray individual weeds : Don't treat the entire lawn if you have just a few weeds. A pump sprayer is more economical than buying spray bottles. Be sure there's no rain in the forecast for 24 hours.
Use soil activator : Fifteen days after applying the fertilizer, spread soil activator on the lawn.
Face winter with short grass : Mow the grass short at the end of the year. This reduces the chance that your lawn will get snow mold and vole damage.