Seasonal Facts from your friends at NatureScape Services
As we are heading through the fall season and into colder weather the time for preparing your lawn for winter is coming fast. I'm hoping that you have had a fall feeding with broadleaf weed control already done. Fall fertilizing really helps build up and thicken the turf from a long growing season and the broadleaf weed control not only takes care of any left over weeds but helps control the population next spring. The next thing you will want to do in November is to slowly drop the height of your lawn cutting. Lawns with tall grass that lays over and becomes matted over the winter can cause disease problems and other issues. Start lowering your cutting height one notch at a time, mow the lawn a couple of times and lower again. Keep cutting the lawn as long as it keeps growing. About the time you put your mower away for the season is the time we'll run into a string of warm weather weeks! The last lawn feeding of the season is the winterizer. This should be done late October through November and in some cases into December if we have a warm spell. The goal is not to feed the top growth but instead feed the roots. This feeding is excellent to build the cell walls back up from a stressful season and put vigor back in the turf for spring. If you've had disease issues, drought issues, or just a normal growing season this application is the most important feeding for your lawn! Once the frost line gets below the root system the plants will store up any unused fertilizer as a carbohydrate and use it as a starter fertilizer for the spring.
If you have not scheduled this application please call us to schedule an application and see how well your lawn will look next spring.
Feel free to call our office with any questions you may have, we are always willing to share our expertise with you, and if we don't have the answer, we'll get the answer and get back to you.