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When to stop watering the lawn and prepare it for winter?

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When to stop watering the lawn and prepare it for winter?

I'm still watering these days and applied some seeds a few days ago. Plan to lay fertilizer in another 2 weeks. Is that the right thing to do to prepare the lawn for winter?

I know there's a thread for general garden advice but I guess many new home owners would like to know the answer to this question.
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golden wrote:
Oct 6th, 2008 3:24 pm
I'm still watering these days and applied some seeds a few days ago. Plan to lay fertilizer in another 2 weeks. Is that the right thing to do to prepare the lawn for winter?

I know there's a thread for general garden advice but I guess many new home owners would like to know the answer to this question.
I don't beleive lawns are too thursty this time of year, especially after all the rain we had lately and the morning dew that you see on your lawn.

I plan on just applying a winter fertilizer within the next coming weeks and thats about it!!!!

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golden wrote:
Oct 6th, 2008 3:24 pm
I'm still watering these days and applied some seeds a few days ago. Plan to lay fertilizer in another 2 weeks. Is that the right thing to do to prepare the lawn for winter?

I know there's a thread for general garden advice but I guess many new home owners would like to know the answer to this question.
You actually watered your lawn this year? My grass only yellowed once on me and that was when I was on holiday for 1 1/2 weeks but as soon as I came back, it started to rain again and it turned green in a few days.

My next door neighbour has an automatic sprinkler system that seems to kick in anyway for this entire season. I only watered my lawn once this year and that was a mistake because it rained hard the next day.

This year, my lawn is as green as my neighbour that watered. Last year was a different story.
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If it helps, irrigation companies start shutting down sprinkler systems in November. Thats when mine will be done. And no, I didn't use it much this year, but last year was another story.
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golden wrote:
Oct 6th, 2008 3:24 pm
I'm still watering these days and applied some seeds a few days ago. Plan to lay fertilizer in another 2 weeks. Is that the right thing to do to prepare the lawn for winter?

I know there's a thread for general garden advice but I guess many new home owners would like to know the answer to this question.
If i were you I would only water on warmer days and only because you said you applied seed to the lawn a few days ago. If no seed was applied then you could turn of the water works. There will be only a few warm days that may seem like you should water but remember that the ground is getting cooler and staying damp longer with just the dew that happens overnight.


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Thanks! I'll wait a couple weeks, apply the fertilizer and be done this year.
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I watered my lawn today, I put seed down about a week and half ago and nothing has sprouted yet.
Not planning to put on winter fertilzer until mid nov.
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