Growing a green, healthy lawn no matter what the weather brings can challenge even the greenest of green thumbs. Fortunately for homeowners, the Scotts' annual lawn care program makes maintaining a beautiful lawn easy, even for lawn-care beginners who've never worked on a lawn. By applying the Scotts' five-step products throughout the year, anyone can improve the look and feel of their lawn with no weed pulling or digging required.

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Seeding

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Scotts' trademark annual lawn care program begins with its Lawn Pro Step 1 seeding product with weed protection and fertilizer. The product's formula is specifically designed to lay a foundation for a thick, green lawn all year long by providing a thorough seeding for the year's growth. The product should be applied between February and April.

Feeding With Weed Control

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Fertilizing and controlling weeds early in the year is the next priority in the Scotts' five-step annual lawn maintenance program. Lawn Pro Step 2 Weed Control Plus Fertilizer kills dandelions, crabgrass and a range of other broad-leaf weeds, which prevents them from stealing valuable water and nutrients needed by a healthy lawn. Applying the product from April through June also prevents weeds from gaining a foothold in the lawn.

Insect Control With Fertilizer

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The June to August portion of the Scotts' annual lawn maintenance program focuses on insect control. As the summer months are the prime growing and feeding season for lawn pests such as chinch bugs, grubs, webworms and other insects, Lawn Pro Step 3 Insect Control With Fertilizer should be applied during this season. The product also provides greening fertilizer to ensure that the lawn remains vital during the summer heat.

Lawn Fertilizer

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The fall season is the best time to promote root system growth throughout the lawn, helping the grass to grow thicker and healthier as well as making it more resistant to weed infestation. Lawn Pro Step 4 Lawn Fertilizer fills the fall season's place in the Scotts' annual lawn maintenance program and is recommended for application between August and November.

Care and Maintenance

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Scotts' five-step annual lawn maintenance program is filled out with regular care and maintenance of the lawn throughout the year. Things such as removing weeds quickly as they sprout and controlling insect infestations as soon as they appear help to prevent damage to the grass. Regular watering as well as feeding can prevent unsightly dead or brown spots in the lawn. Turf Builder Lawn Fertilizer With 2 Percent Iron is formulated to strengthen grass against drought and heat and enhances your lawn's ability to utilize nutrients.