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Small lawn tasks now may mean beautiful lawns next spring

KANKAKEE, Ill. – Fall is the perfect time to repair any lawn damage. As lawns go dormant, a few simple techniques may make the difference for beautiful spring lawns, says James Theuri, University of Illinois Extension educator. 

"Fall weather means there is less watering to do maybe and fewer mowings," Theuri says. "The shorter days and cooler night weather allow for easier seed germination."

A free online webinar at noon Friday, Sept. 25 will provide tips for fall lawn care, including raking, mowing, watering, maintenance, aeration, dethatching, fertilizing, re-seeding, and over-seeding the lawn, as well as pest and disease issues.

Register online by Sept. 23 to receive access information. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, or for more information, contact Theuri at or call 217-300-9518. Early requests are requested.

SOURCE: Jame Theuri, Local Foods, Small Farms Educator, University of Illinois Extension
WRITER: Judy Mae Bingman, Marketing and Communications Manager, University of Illinois Extension

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