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PEP Tips

Grass seed germinating

The PRFCT Time to Seed Your Lawn

What do grass seeds have in common with pumpkin spice lattes, apple pies, and hay rides? They’re all best in fall.

Turf grasses are cool-season plants—they germinate and grow roots best in cool weather. Seeding your lawn in fall allows grass to become established and better able to outcompete warm-season weeds like crabgrass and dandelions when they germinate in the spring.

This month is a good time to cut down (weed wack!) or pull out warm-season weeds in your lawn to make room for new cool-season grass seed. Don't worry about removing the entire root—dandelions and crabgrass are annuals, so those roots will die when cold weather hits. And then they're free organic material for your soil!


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Events

Sustainable Practices for East End Watersheds: A Free Workshop for Local Homeowners
October 9, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
The Nature Conservancy’s Center for Conservation, 142 Rt. 114, East Hampton



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Facebook, 9/23
Our little Leif sign, all grown up and representing East Hampton's commitment to #toxinfree land management in front of Village Hall. A proud day at Perfect Earth Project. They grow up so fast! #pesticidefree #organic #hamptons #easthampton #look4leif

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Did you know that the Village of East Hampton adopted a policy in 2002 requiring organic maintenance of public parks, greens, and lawns? Look for our Leif sign sprouting outside Village Hall!

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