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Winterizing your lawn – Part 1

Winterizing your lawn – Part 1

The key to a lush, healthy spring lawn is proper preparation for the winter.  When the weather turns warmer, turf grass needs to be primed and ready to go.  Because grass goes dormant during the winter, any preparation for a healthy spring must be made in the fall.  For the most part, lawn winterizing is needed for cool season grasses that grow in the northern United States.  Warm season grasses in the south go dormant in the winter.  It is beneficial to ensure that the grass has a good, healthy root system going into the fall and winter.

Fertilizer for Lawn Winterizing The purpose of fertilizing a lawn to prepare it for winter is to fertilize at the right time for the lawn to build its root system up for the winter.  For that reason, a winter lawn fertilizer with a high potassium ratio is best, because that will stimulate root and rhizome growth, not growth of leaves and flowers. Depending upon where you live, you will most likely not want to fertilize past September or October.  Fertilizer too late in the season will cause the grass to keep growing, and could leave it susceptible to frost damage.

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One Response to “Winterizing your lawn – Part 1”

  1. Alan says:

    brown spots are caused by chnich bugs..which are caused by overwatering depending on the area where you live, and at this time of the year, you are not supposed to water as much just yet call trugreen chemlawn so they can help you out

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