winterizing your lawn

Asked January 18, 2013, 2:54 PM EST

I live in the country in Linn County on 10 acres so there's always lots of weeds to contend with. What can I put on my lawn in the winter that will give it nutrients and also kill weeds and moss? I live in the grass seed capital of the world and my lawn is not pretty.

Linn County Oregon lawns and turf weed issues horticulture

1 Response

For lawns, wait until March for a good fertilizing. If done now and we get any arm weather, the grass will start growing and it is too cold for that. do a fertilizer with some N but more P and K to develop the root system and get ready for spring.

For moss, liming does as great job, or any moss killers would work such as iron sulfate.

In most cases by liming, getting the pH under control ( 6.0-6.8), having the grass well fed will out compete the weeds.