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Fertilization Quick facts

It is important to schedule lawn care maintenance during times that match the life cycle of the turfgrass.

  • Do not add fertilizer too early in the spring. This may encourage the grass to grow during a time when it should be slow or dormant.
  • Do not spray to control weeds when temperatures are warm. This increases the likelihood of damaging the lawn.
  • Do not fertilize in hot mid-summer months. This can cause irreversible damage to your lawn.
  • Manage how much water you use and water lawns at the right time to keep them healthy.

Minnesota lawns of cool season turfgrasses bear the stress of changing weather and can survive harsh winters.

illustration of progress of grass growing through each month of the year with green lines at rising and falling heights on the top of the image and white roots on a brown background at varying depths to show root development through the year
Cool season turf grass growth cycle

These grasses endure throughout the seasons because they grow rapidly during spring and fall when temperatures are cool and then become inactive during the heat and drought of summer.

A sustainable lawn care routine should support this natural life cycle of cool season grasses.

Woodbury MN pest control seasonal plant growth cycle

In early spring, roots are long and full of nutrients stored from the fall. Shoots, the part of grass visible above ground, use this stored energy for growth.

In warm summer temperatures, leaf and root growth slow down. Plants rest during times of heat and drought. Roots can be damaged when soil temperatures are above 85°F.

In the fall months shoots start to grow again and nutrients are stored in the long roots for the winter. Optimal shoot growth occurs with air temperatures of 55 to 75°F.

Cool-season root growth is stimulated by soil temperatures above 32°F, and is optimal with soil temperatures between 50 and 65°F. 

When to schedule Woodbury MN pest control lawn maintenance

It is important to schedule your lawn care maintenance during times that match the life cycle of the turfgrass.

  • Do not add fertilizer too early in the spring. This may encourage the grass to grow during a time when it should be slow or dormant.
  • Do not spray to control weeds when temperatures are warm. This increases the likelihood of damaging the lawn.
  • Do not fertilize in hot mid-summer months. This can cause irreversible damage to your lawn.
  • Crabgrass doesn’t develop until late spring or early summer, so don’t apply herbicide used to prevent pre-emerging crabgrass in the fall.

Minnesota lawn care calendar

What to doBest time to do itOkay time to do it
MowingLast week of April through early November 
Crabgrass controlPre-emergence: Mid April to mid May, before crabgrass comes out of the groundPost-emergence: Mid May to early July, apply to small, visible crabgrass
SoddingEarly May through June; mid August to late OctoberLate June to 2nd week of August
WateringMay through late October 
SeedingEarly August to late September; Mid NovemberMay through early June
FertilizingEarly August through mid OctoberMay through late June
AeratingMid August through mid OctoberLate April through May
DethatchingMid August through September 
Broadleaf weed controlSeptember through late October

May through late June

From the University of Mineesota Extension @ https://extension.umn.edu/planting-and-growing-guides/lawn-care-calendar

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