Fall is unarguably the best time of the year to make lawn improvements. Cooler soil temperatures coupled with cooler day and night air temps, typically plenty of moisture, and you’re setting the stage for perfect growing conditions. Soil preparation is critical. If you haven’t watched the 3 point dethatcher video, then I’d encourage you to do so. It both aids with removing too much thatch material that can starve the soil and roots from nutrients and water and also scuffs of the hard pack to provide an ideal surface for seed to soil contact.

I’m using a John Deere 1025r tractor and an Ag Spray 3 point electric spreader with variable speed control. In this video, I’m applying 250 lbs (more than most will need) of Perennial Ryegrass and Kentucky Bluegrass, 120 lbs of 18-24-12 starter fertilizer, and 200 lbs of Anderson’s Humichar soil ammendment.