The summer is slowly coming to an end and fall is creeping in. It is time to start thinking about fertilizing your lawn for the next upcoming Spring. As September rolls around it mean that fall fertilizing is drawing near.
Whats So Important About Fall Fertilizing?
Most people believe in fertilizing in the spring & early fall. But one of the most important fertilizer application times is in the late fall better known as winterizing fertilizing using exactly that, winterize fertilizer
This type of application will give the roots the much-needed nutrients to store up over the winter months.
The nutrients that the roots store will be utilized in the Spring when it warms up again as the stored nutrients become available to produce shoot growth and obtain the green color you want.
Remember with winterizing fertilizer you will not see immediate results. Its purpose is to prep your lawn for the upcoming Spring. The best fertilizer will give you a slow release during the late Fall, during Winter and early Spring based on temperature, moisture, and microbial activity.
During all of this, the fertilizer is providing nutrients to the roots which are storing them up like a squirrel does when it is harvesting.
This will happen as long as the ground isn’t frozen and if it does the cycle starts right back up as it warms up. That is the purpose of the slow release of the fertilizer.
It would be good to use winterize fertilizer in late October and in November. Standard applications are based on 1 pound per 1000 sq. ft. But it is wise to check the label as well.
To find out what you need to do and how much you need to use, see video below.
I hope this post helps someone with fertilizing their lawn. Please feel free to comment or ask questions in the comments section below.