Ideal time to fertilize your field
This is the ideal time to fertilize your sports field – if you haven’t already done so. The soil temperature is still warm enough to give the fertilizer maximum effectiveness. The fertilizer you apply should be designed to encourage root the development you need throughout the cool season. By so doing – giving you a better chance for a healthier turf next spring.
The heavy rains which we are experiencing will probably increase the wear problems that are inevitable on many of the soil based fields. Broadcasting seed in the thin areas and letting the players work it into the soil will pay big dividends for you. In a later “tip” we will be emphasizing the use the intermediate ryegrasses which germinate at cooler temperatures for the final over-seeding of the year but for this month your normal turf type ryegrasses will be very effective.