If you’re around your 2nd-3rd week of letting your overseeded lawn come in, it’s time to get that second fertilizer application down.

I suggest that you use either a 15-15-15 or a 21-7-14 to get that grass growing, and really push that ryegrass before we receive our first frost. If you apply the 15-15-15 you will put it down at 6.5 pounds per 1000 sq. ft., and if you apply 21-7-14 you will apply it at 5 pounds per 1000 sq. ft., and water it in.

It is important to remember that while your grass may look perfectly green right now, a lot of that is still bermudagrass. It will go dormant over the next few weeks leaving you with spotty ryegrass. How do you combat that problem? You want to follow my fertilizer recommendations, and really push the ryegrass so it all fills in and keeps the bermudagrass in check. This little cold snap we are experiencing in the next couple days is not going affect your ryegrass growth, but it will slow your bermuda growth—that’s why fertilizer is extremely important. If you do nothing you will start to see your ryegrass go off color in the next few months. If you get at it early, you’re really making your plant strong.

That’s all I have for today, but keep sending me your questions and I’ll answer them as soon as I get them. If you have not overseeded yet, or are looking to shape up your yard call us today so your lawn looks like all of our fields you see on TV every weekend.