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Seed, Fertilizer and Lime

Garden Centers Mendham NJ We have now approached one of our favorite seasons here at Mendham Garden Center…fall. The lawns have had a lot of moisture this summer, which as we know depletes the nitrogen from the soil.  So, yes, it is a good time to fertilize again.

Having the proper pH is essential to the way turf absorbs nutrients.  Which means this is also a good time to do a pH test, which we do free of charge at our garden centers.  If pH is below 6.8 you need to lime.  Remember that one bag of lime covers approximately 800 square feet (That would mean approximately 50 40-lb bags per acre).  We also do free in-store pH soil testing at our garden centers.

Aerate & fertilize your soil

As summer progressed we had a lot of rain which may have brought on diseases in your lawn. Your lawn may need to be reseeded in those areas, as well as thin or sparse area.  As we get more into fall we have warm days and cool nights which help the seed germinate.  When seeding or reseeding remember the seeds need to make contact with the soil, it also needs warmth and moisture.  Continue Reading Seed, Fertilizer and Lime