With the heat of summer behind you, it is time once again to start looking forward to the satisfaction that comes from having a lush green lawn. Whether you are starting from scratch or hoping to add new life to a tired lawn, a few basic pointers will start you on the road to success.

In most cases, fertilizer, lime, and water will be the only ingredients you will need. However, if 50% of your lawn is brown or dead, you should renovate the entire area including dethatching and aeration.

Regardless of the condition of your yard, it is never too late to go for the green!


To Maintain:

  • Fertilize with Pennington Starter Fertilizer along with one bag of pelletized lime per 1,000 square feet

To Renovate:

  • Rake out dead grass
  • Aerate your lawn
  • Apply BLOOM SOIL; 1 yard per 1,000 square feet
  • Spread grass seed at the rate specified on the bag
  • Lightly rake lawn to mix the seed with BLOOM SOIL and existing soil
  • Apply Pennington Starter Fertilizer
  • Spread one bale of straw per 1,000 square feet to cover the new area
  • Keep lawn wet until seed germinates


  • Fertilize again with Pennington Starter Fertilizer for healthy root growth
  • Rake any leaves or lawn debris and keep the grass mowed at 3 inches
  • Lime lawn if you have not already used lime or BLOOM SOIL. Apply one bag of pelletized lime per 1,000 square feet.


  • Fertilize for the last time with Pennington Lawn Fertilizer which contains high nitrogen to hold the green color throughout the winter.