Late May, early September, mid-late October (winterizer -- lower nitrogen, higher
potassium). Use slow-release fertilizers or organic fertilizers.
Add a mid-June (especially on sandy soil).
The fall fertilizations are the most important. Avoid early spring fertilizing.
encourage fungal diseases. Avoid 'weed and feed' formulations. The best times
to 'weed' and the best times to 'feed' don't neccessarily coincide.
When the forsythia bloom. The soil temperature at a two-inch depth should be
around 50 deg. This is mid-April in Michigan and may be the same for you or
later (depends on where in Ontario you are located).
Your first mowing should be lower than you usually mow. And don't forget to
sharpen your mower blade!
Pat in Plymouth MI ('someplace.net' is comcast)
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