Use a fertilizer with a 3-1-2 ratio of slow-release nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, in the form of potash, in the fall. Apply 1 pound per 1,000 square feet in September after aerating the lawn and apply 1 1/2 pounds per 1,000 square feet again in October.
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Melody Lee worked as a newspaper reporter, copywriter and editor for 5 years. In addition, she has edited magazine articles and books. Lee holds a degree in landscape design and is a Florida master gardener. She has more than 25 years of gardening experience, which includes working at nurseries and greenhouses.