Lawn that receives fertilization during fall is much stronger, much healthier and much greener than turf that needs to rely on its own resources to survive the winter and to revive in spring. Fall fertilization is the process of applying a fertilizer with high nutrient content before the grass loses its green leaves and goes dormant before freezing weather settles in. The process is beneficial in a number of ways – here is how and why your lawn will be grateful for the fertilization you give it in fall:
– Better color in fall and in winter – turf that is fertilized in late fall maintains its color for longer, allowing lawn owners to enjoy their fall landscape;
– Earlier revival – lawn fertilized with organic liquid fertilizer before the first frost will come back to life earlier;
– Increased shoot density – lawn that receives late-fall fertilization will be thicker the following year;
– A more gentle fertilization process – with late-fall fertilization, turf owners can avoid the aggressive fertilization required in spring, which also means that they can avoid shocking the plants with high amounts of chemicals;
– Increased resistance to diseases – fall fertilization will make the lawn healthier and hardier, more resistant to most turf diseases.