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Preparing your lawn for winter

March 4, 2016

Many people feed their lawns every other month during the spring and summer time. But did you know that fall feeding is considered the most essential application of the year? A lawn fed three to four times a year develops a deep root system to resist high temperature, drought, and wear. It also develops thick green top growth to naturally resist weeds, disease, and insects. Feeding when the grass no longer needs mowing, before the ground freezes, gives the lawn the additional nutrients it will need to survive the winter and bounce back in springtime.

Look for a fertilizer with better nitrogen (N) and potassium content (K), the first and last numbers on the bag. Those are the vitamins that promote a stronger root shape, disease resistance, and hardiness in cold weather.

A properly-fed garden produces a deeper root shape, able to reach water deeply stored in the soil. Fertilizer doesn’t turn bad if it’s kept dry, so you can safely utilize any scraps from the previous year.

A properly-fed garden produces a deeper root shape, able to reach water deeply stored in the soil. Fertilizer doesn’t go bad if it’s kept dry, so you can safely use any leftovers from the previous year. Here are a few tips to offer you some assistance with preparing your lawn for the winter:

  1. Evaluate your fertilizer options at a garden and lawn centre by reading the bag.
  2. Make use of a high quality spreader or handheld model to ensure even feeding.
  3. Do not use if heavy rain is forecasted, and make sure the last application is on before the ground is frozen.
  4. Fertilizer is only able to do its job if it’s on your lawn or garden. Sweep any fertilizer that lands on sidewalks or driveways back onto the lawn, steering clear of sewers and waterways.

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