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Organic Lawn Care Calendar--Quick ReferenceGrowth CycleCultural PracticePestsSoil Amendments*-S h~-rp e n-m 0~r- i~-la ~t-e-s- ............................................~0-n-~t-ap-ply nutrient s orperiod,organic matter during thisEarly Spring¯Suppress weed genni-Corn gluten also acts as aMar 15-Apr 15nation with corn gluten,high-nitrogen fertilizer.Early root activity begins.Apply just before theforsythia blooms anddelay any overseedingor aeration.I’Mid to late Spring¯Overseed weedy or thin¯Suppress crabgrass byApply organic nutrients,Apr 15-June 15. areasmowing highminerals, or lime as indi-l~apid shootgrowth andI ¯Aerate¯Pull out dandelionscated by soilo test. If soil hasslowing of root growth.¯Add soil amendmentswhen they are bloomingless than 5 ~ organic matter,There is high carbohydrate¯First mowing,is damaged by chemicalsuse by the grass to increaseand is compacted, then useleaf area; carbohydrates are1/4-1/2 inch compost.taken out of root storageduring this period.Feb -- Early...