How to Get a Luscious Green Lawn in Rochester NY

A healthy, lush lawn is the pride and joy of many homeowners, but maintaining one in Rochester NY can be challenging due to our harsh winters and hot summers. However, with a proper lawn care program and some smart techniques, you can achieve a vibrant, green lawn that will make your neighbors envious. In this blog post, we’ll cover the essential steps to follow to get a luscious green lawn in Rochester NY.

4-Step Fertilizer Program

A 4 step fertilizer program is essential to promote healthy grass growth and prevent weeds.  Here is a breakdown of the steps and products that we recommend:

Step 1: Early April to Mid-May

Crabgrass Preventer and Fertilizer controls the growth of crabgrass before it begins and allows your grass to spring back from the winter’s harsh punishment quicker and easier.

Step 2: Mid-May to End of June

Weed Killer and Fertilizer drastically cut down on invasive weeds while strengthening your lawn to discourage weeds from coming back. 

Step 3: June through the end of August 

Fertilizer plus surface insect control. Helps the lawn stay rich and healthy through the strong summer heat while fending off surface insects such as mosquitos, ticks, and fleas from harming your loved ones and pets.

Step 4: Mid-September through mid-October 

Winterizer fertilizer with weed control. Treat your grass with a little boost of nutrients before it’s cold winter’s nap. This step also helps prevent weed growth during next year’s spring. 

Four-step programs like the ones provided by Turfline and Scotts make these steps very easy.  Each bag is premixed with fertilizer and weed and insect killers. All you have to do is spread the granules, and water if instructed to do so and you are all set.


Prepping Your Lawn for the Season

Spring is the best time to prep your lawn for the growing season.  Here are some steps to follow: 

First, remove all dead leaves, sticks, stones, and other debris from all of your lawn areas. Secondly, lightly rake your yard with a light leaf rake in order to make a soft landing place for your seed. Next, lightly apply your seed in the desired areas. Toss on your favorite fertilizer, dampen it with water, and off you go for a beneficial season.


Proper Care for Your Lawn

Once you have applied seed and fertilizer begin to water your yard every day besides the days that it rains for up to 30 days. To ensure a constant source of nutrients for your new lawn apply a fertilizer every 21 days or so.  Lastly, when you do feel comfortable with the height of your new yard be sure not to cut it too short. The best height for a healthy lawn is around 2 ½ to 3 inches long.  


Maintaining a lush green lawn in Rochester NY requires a bit of work, but it is worth the effort. Following a step fertilizer program and prepping your lawn for the season will help you achieve a beautiful and healthy lawn. Remember to be patient, consistent, and diligent, and you’ll be enjoying a stunning lawn in no time.

Need help finding the best products for your lawn?  Stop in to see our experts at the Garden Center at 775 Ridge Rd. in Webster.

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