Kansas City has been feeling the chill of Winter this week and when the temperature starts dropping, plants slow their growth and eventually become dormant. This is why November is when you should begin preparing your lawn for Spring. Even though growth has slowed, the grass is still processing water and nutrients as long as the ground isn’t frozen.
As your lawn come out of dormancy this coming Spring it will be stressed. The nutrients added by the Winterizer Fertilizer treatment will help each grass plant store the energy it needs to come out strong next Spring after the long, cold Winter.
Deep Root Fall Fertilizer – Your Trees and Shrubs Need Love Too!
Unlike turf, which during the warmer seasons will show the effects of fertilizer within the next couple days, trees and shrubs take up to two months to show the effects. This is because the nutrients have a longer journey to the new growth at the top of the plant. Fertilizing your trees and shrubs during the Fall allows your plants all Winter to soak up everything they need,which creates a brighter and stronger Spring.
A Fall Fertilizer is also necessary for new plants (five years or younger) to help with transplant shock. These plants have more roots that they need to establish to live long healthy lives. Winter allows your plants time to relax and repair themselves for the next year.
Happy Holidays, to Your Lawn!
A Winter Fertilizer Application is the heaviest round of fertilizer your lawn will receive all year, and if you have been opting out on other applications this is the one you shouldn’t skip out on! While we are bundling up during the dropping temperatures and feasting for the holidays; don’t forget to cover your lawn in a Winterizer Fertilizer Application so it can feast all winter as well!