If you think you only need to fertilize your lawn once a year to have lush, green grass, you thought wrong. In fact, much care should go into your lawn long before the summer days when you enjoy walking barefoot around your yard. Applying winter fertilizer is an excellent way to help your lawn store food for winter survival, which will lead to full, quick rooting when the weather warms up in the spring.
This means that while your neighbors’ lawns may be struggling to slowly come back in April or May, you’ll already be well on your way to picnicking on soft, green grass. Sounds ideal, right? Read on to learn more about when to apply winter fertilizer and how to go about it.
When to Apply Winter Fertilizer
Though the name includes the term “winter,” this fertilization process should actually be done in late fall so that the lawn is prepped for the winter. Winter fertilization should happen in November or December — whenever your grass has stopped growing, but before the ground freezes. As a marker, you’ll know when the time is right if you’ve just put away your lawn mower for the season.
How to Apply Winter Fertilizer
There are a few key tips to follow to make winter fertilizer do the most good for your lawn. First, you’ll want to mow the lawn right before you apply the fertilizer. Leave some of the trimmed grass on the lawn to help the roots. Next, apply the fertilizer in the early morning or late evening so you avoid the warmest part of the day. Lastly, avoid putting the fertilizer on right before a heavy rain to avoid a runoff.
Contact Diamond Lawns & Pest Today
If you’re looking for someone to apply winter fertilizer, Diamond Lawns & Pest can help. We aim to go above and beyond with every lawn care package we offer, so we’re sure you’ll be pleased with the results. Contact us today to get started or ask any questions you may have.