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Lawn Care Part 2 - Maintenance and Diseases


Photo Courtesy of Mike Heath

Above: Buffalo grass lawn after seasonal mowing.

Last week we talked primarily about getting a lawn started and annual fertilizing. I had wanted to write the article on maintenance and diseases, but the topic, once again, got away from me and took on a life of it's own. So this week I'll do my best to stay on topic. The one thing I forgot to mention last week about fertilizing is that you should only fertilize in the spring and only once with a high Nitrogen fertilizer. If you use Nitrogen fertilizer later in the year it could slow down the lawn's move into dormancy because it will think it should still be growing. If it isn't dormant whe...

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