Lawn care services with Landworks landscaping company includes fall fertilization, which makes it easier for your lawn, trees, and shrubs to develop fat, healthy roots that will carry them through the cold winter season. Lawns will grow denser, thicker, and greener with fall fertilization.
A last dose of fall lawn fertilizer before the winter can make all the difference next spring. Taking the time to fertilize in the fall will strengthen your plants’ and lawn’s roots, giving them a strong base on which to thrive next spring. During fall, September and October are the best times to fertilize your lawn. Grass is recovering from a long hot summer and may be coming out of a drought-induced dormancy, so you’ll want to give your lawn a shot of nitrogen to push blade growth. Lawn care services with Landworks includes a worry-free, regular lawn maintenance program and they help design a customized lawn fertilizer service plan that will be the most beneficial for your specific type of lawn.
Fall is the time when cool-season grasses recover from summer stresses such as drought, heat, and disease. If the lawn has been properly fertilized in the late summer and fall, turfgrass can begin to store carbohydrate reserves in the stems, rhizomes, and stolons. These carbohydrate reserves help grass resist winter injury and disease and serve as a source of energy for root and shoot growth the following spring. Lawn services including fall fertilization will also provide better winter color, enhanced spring green-up and increased rooting.
Fall is the best and most important time to fertilize your lawn because:
• Fall’s morning dew delivers moisture to help turf absorb the fertilizer.
• The grass has a chance to build stamina before a chilly winter.
• Supporting root growth in fall leads to a healthier, greener lawn in spring.
Flower or vegetable gardens similarly can thrive with fewer fertilizer applications than once believed, especially if they are properly amended with compost and other natural organic materials. Most gardens do very well with one feeding shortly after planting and one as the growing season concludes, although plants that produce large quantities of vegetables or very large, plentiful flowers may need more.