What should I be doing now with my fall lawn care program?
I have a fescue lawn and, though I stopped using chemicals 6 years ago, I just this year learned about fertilizing with the meals. I had used some Espoma products for the first 5 or so years.
A summer soil test indicated I am very low in OM (and nitrogen). I've applied alfalfa a couple of times (August and September) and overseeded in September. I finally found soybean meal and planned to pick it up and apply it this weekend. I have also been considering what to apply in late November, as a final "winterizer" and am wondering what others do?
Temps are supposed to drop to 30 tomorrow night (that's unusually early here).
My questions are:
1 - Under normal conditions, is this a good plan (to focus on applying meals in the fall)?
2 - What should I apply in late November, as a final fertilizer?
3 - Given that I have new seed, how long should I continue to water deeply every week?
4 - Does the early cold snap change anything?
Thanks in advance!