Should I fertilize my lawn in the fall?
Absolutely! Here’s why and what to use.
Most lawn experts agree that a fall fertilizer application is a good idea in cold-weather climates where winters are a period of dormancy. While lawn care companies and manufacturers of granular and liquid fertilizers recommend fertilization, independent scientific studies from university programs do confirm that late summer and fall are especially good times to fertilize turf lawns.
Fall is the time when cool-season grasses recover from summer stresses such as drought, heat, and disease. If the lawn has been properly fertilized in the late summer and fall, turfgrass can begin to store carbohydrate reserves in the stems, rhizomes, and stolons. These carbohydrate reserves help grass resist winter injury and disease, and serve as a source of energy for root and shoot growth the following spring. Late fall fertilization will also provide better winter color, enhanced spring green-up and increased rooting.
Three good reasons to fertilize your lawn in the fall:
1 – Fall’s morning dew delivers moisture to help turf absorb the fertilizer.
2 -The grass has a chance to build stamina before a chilly winter.
3 – Supporting root growth in fall leads to a healthier, greener lawn in spring.
When to Fertilize
Although the exact timing can vary due to weather conditions and climate zone, the final fertilizer application should be made in mid October in most regions, at the point when the grass has stopped growing or has slowed down to the point of not needing to be mowed. Do not wait until the ground freezes, however. Ideally, there is still active growth occurring, but not enough to warrant mowing.
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Black Beauty Fall Magic has been custom mixed for successful fall seeding. This mixture is great to use on established lawns or to start new lawns from scratch. Repairs summer damage and provides an attractive, thicker, greener lawn. Use Black Beauty® Fall Magic™ in sun and shade lawn areas. The mix contains several grass types, including Black Beauty® tall fescues. Visit our Seeding Guide for complete directions.
Key product features:
– Specially formulated for fall seeding
– Produces a dark-green lawn
– Great for sunny & shady areas
– Improves any lawn that it is seeded into
– Invisible leaf waxy coating preserves moisture when hot
– Deeply rooted for healthy turf
– Germinates in 10 to 14 days
Fall and winter feeding formula keeps your lawn greener later into the year. Provides a well balanced formula, ideal for winter turf protection. Iron, sulfur and 30% slow release nitrogen help to keep the lawn a deep-green color. A true fall/winter formula that promotes root growth and stores nutrients for the spring. Contains humates for root development. Ideal to use with a fall seeding.
Apply Winter Survival Fall Lawn Food from late summer through fall. For damaged lawns, apply in early fall and again 6 weeks later for a thicker, greener lawn. For best results, apply to a dry lawn before a rain or water in after application.
Key product features:
-Helps Repair Lawn from Summer Damage
– Ideal for Fall Seeding
– Helps Protect Lawn from Winter Stress
– Promotes Deep Roots in Fall – Quick Green-Up in Spring
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