Lawn Care Planner

Lawn Name: FRANKLIN TN Lawn

ZIP Code: 37064

Grass Type: Kentucky Bluegrass

Closest Weather Station: FRANKLIN SEWAGE PLANT, TN US

Lawn Size: 1,000 sf

This is your personalized Lawn Care Planner for the year. This is based on the specific attributes of your lawn including the normal weather conditions in your area, the type of grass that you have, and the size of your lawn. Navigate through the tabs on the right for more detail on each lawn care task.


Spring

All Season

  • Mow at height of 2.5" for first mow of spring as soon as the grass begins to grow
  • Mow at height of 3"

March

  • March 27 - First day to seed
  • March 27 - Weed pre-emergent herbicide application deadline. NOTE: If pre-emergent is used, wait until Fall for seeding.

April

  • April 14 - Last day to seed
  • April 23 - Fertilize with 0.75 lbs of Nitrogen

Summer

All Season

  • Mow at height of 3.5"

June

  • June 12 - Grub worm preventer application deadline.
  • June 22 - July 6 - Fertilize with 0.75 lbs of Nitrogen

Fall

All Season

  • Mow at height of 3"
  • Mow at height of 2.5" for last mow of fall, just before or just after the first frost

September

  • September 5 - October 1 - Fertilize with 0.75 lbs of Nitrogen
  • September 30 - First day to seed

October

  • October 8 - Last day to seed

November

  • November 16 - Fertilize with 0.75 lbs of Nitrogen

This fertilizer plan is based four applications per year: late Spring, mid Summer, early Fall, and late Fall. The mid Summer application should only be done if your lawn is properly irrigated. The dates listed below are based on average historic temperatures in your area. These should only be used as a guideline, and actual weather forecasts should be used to determine actual dates.


Application Schedule

Spring:

  • April 23
    • Application Total: 0.75 lbs of Nitrogen
    • Rate: 0.75 lbs per 1000 sf

Summer:

  • June 22 - July 6
    • Application Total: 0.75 lbs of Nitrogen
    • Rate: 0.75 lbs per 1000 sf

Fall:

  • September 5 - October 1
    • Application Total: 0.75 lbs of Nitrogen
    • Rate: 0.75 lbs per 1000 sf
  • November 16
    • Application Total: 0.75 lbs of Nitrogen
    • Rate: 0.75 lbs per 1000 sf

(source)

Common Products and Amounts

Here are links to commonly sold products. The weight listed is the recommended amount to spread evenly over your lawn in one application.

Organic

Synthetic


Other Product Calculator

Using a different product? Enter the nutrient analysis found on the label of your product to calculate how much to apply in an application.

(format: Nitrogen-Phosphorus-Potassium)


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The ideal days for seeding have nighttime temperatures above 40°F, and daytime temperatures below 80°F for the entirety of the germination period. The dates listed below are days with average historic temperatures in your area within this range. These should only be used as a guideline, and actual weather conditions should be used to determine actual seeding dates. Typically fall is a more effective seeding season than spring. Soils tend to be dryer and warmer during late August and early September than in spring. When planted in late summer, seedlings will have two cool growing seasons (fall and spring) to become established, whereas seedlings developing from spring establishments will be subjected to the heat and drought of summer, making survival more difficult. Weeds are usually more of a problem in spring establishments than in late summer establishments as the cool temperatures and frosts in late summer / early fall will slow weed development. (source)


Seeding Schedule

Amount of Seed (source):

  • Establish New Lawn: 2.0 to 3.0 lbs
  • Overseed: 1.0 to 1.5 lbs

Germination Period (source): 30 days

Best Dates for Seeding (source):

  • September 30 to October 8

Other Potential Seeding Dates (source):

  • March 27 to April 14

Common Products

Here are links to commonly sold products. See the weights listed on the left for amount of seed to spread evenly across your lawn.

Based on your grass type, the below schedule of mowing heights is recommended.


First mow of spring as soon as the grass begins to grow:

  • Height: 2.5"
  • Clean out dead grass and leaves, and stimulate growth

Spring:

  • Height: 3"
  • Better to have more leaf surface to grab more sunlight during these shorter days

Summer:

  • Height: 3.5"
  • Longer grass blades shade the root system during summer heat

Fall:

  • Height: 3"
  • This will stimulate more root growth

Last mow of fall, just before or just after the first frost:

  • Height: 2.5"
  • Shorter lawn over winter will cut down on winter kill

(source)

This weed control plan utilizes Growing Degree Days of crabgrass to determine ideal application timing (source). The dates listed below are based on average historic temperatures in your area. These should only be used as a guideline, and actual weather forecasts should be used to determine actual dates.


Application Schedule

Summer Annual Pre-emergent Deadline: March 27

Common Products

Here are links to commonly sold products. See the weights listed on the left for amount of seed to spread evenly across your lawn.

  • Pennington Signature Series Crabgrass Preventer
  • Prodiamine - Generic Barricade
  • Scotts Halts Crabgrass and Grassy Weed Preventer

This insect control plan utilizes Growing Degree Days of Japanese Beetles to determine ideal application timing (source). The dates listed below are based on average historic temperatures in your area. These should only be used as a guideline, and actual weather forecasts should be used to determine actual dates.


Application Schedule

Grub preventer application deadline: June 12

Common Products

Here are links to commonly sold products. Application amounts vary for different products, so follow the instructions on the label.

Grub Control

  • Bayer Complete Insect Killer (granular)
  • Bayer Complete Insect Killer (liquid)
  • Scotts GrubEx