We here at Weed Pro constantly preach that a consistent, lawn care program that provides nutrition and important preventative maintenance throughout the year is essential to a great looking lawn. While this is completely true, there is one time of year that fertilizer is CRITICAL for your lawn's health, and could make-or-break how your lawn looks.
So When is the One Time I Shouldn't Skip Fertilizing?
Surprisingly, the Late-Fall fertilizer application is the part of the lawn care program that MUST NOT be skipped. Unfortunately, that's precisely the one application that most customers, when skipping an application, choose to skip. The late-fall fertilizer application is so essential to a lawn care program because the treatment concentrates on root growth and development. This is key to your lawn not only surviving the winter, but getting off to a great start the following season.
Why Does a Late-Fall Fertilizing Matter if I've Already Fertilized in September?
Early fall fertilizers concentrate on repairing the damage and stress of a long hot Summer season. It's nutrition is important to fight disease, and repair the turf plants building a stronger "blade." Late-fall concentrates on root growth development, building a strong defense as your lawn heads into winter. It's an important one-two punch that your lawn needs.
The Devastating Consequences of Skipping Your Late-Fall Fertilizer.
What most home owners don't know is turf roots are often active through the middle of December in Columbus and Cleveland. A late-Fall fertilizer application provides important food that keeps your roots growing thick, storing nutrients for the winter slumber. If your lawn does not have a strong enough root system, parts of your lawn may perish from the cold Ohio winter.
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Shaun Kanary has been a part of the Green Industry for the past 15 years. As the Director of Marketing for Weed Pro Lawn Care, a Cleveland and Columbus Lawn Care Service Provider, Shaun is a regular contributor to the Weed Pro Blog, and other industry magazine and blogs.
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