Harness the coming cooler weather to grow greener lawn next year It’s been a long, hot summer and if you’re like many homeowners, you are probably tired of keeping up your lawn. In fact, more than half of homeowners say they are disappointed with their lawn this year. However, there are some simple steps you can take this fall to make sure your lawn and garden look great next spring. “Grass Master” John Marshall is available to debunk common myths and help every homemaker cultivate a lush green lawn for next spring. Some fall-time tips include: FILL IN THE BLANKS: Seed lawn in the fall to fill in those bare spots with patches of green. TOUGHEN UP YOUR TURF: Apply a winter-time turf builder to stimulate deeper root growth and crowd out weeds ADD THOSE FALL COLORS: September is an excellent time for planting shrubs and trees, as well as colorful mums, pansies and marigolds. John Marshall serves as manager of the Scotts Training Institute, the premier education source for retail partners of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. In this role, he leads training sessions focused on the fundamentals of lawn care and how to identify and properly use products to meet consumers lawn and garden needs. He is a member of several professional trade organizations including the Ohio Turfgrass Foundation, the Texas Turfgrass Foundation and the Sports Turf Mangers Association. This interview is provided by Scotts Miracle-Gro.