While you’re starting to think about turkey this time of year, your grass outside is also looking forward to its last big meal of the fall. We’re talking about fertilizer of course, and doing so now can help ensure your lawn achieves proper root growth for next spring. Let’s find out why.
Reason #1 – Nutrient Storage
Roots are the backbone of the lawn, and without strong roots, a healthy lawn will be hard to sustain throughout the hot, summer months. Fertilizing your lawn in the fall gives it a boost of much-needed nutrients, which helps continue root growth into November and December. This added growth will help prepare the grass as it prepares to go dormant during the coldest months. If possible, just remember to mow and/or rake your yard before applying fertilizer! Lawn Pride uses a granular product so it will get into the soil, either way, as long as the leaf cover isn’t too heavy.
Reason #2 – Summer Stress Recovery
While lawns look their best in the spring (cool-season turf loves 65-75 degree weather), summer months are the hardest on grass. Summer stressors include bouts of high heat and low or no precipitation – both of which we experienced here in Indiana this year. An autumn fertilizer treatment gives your grass blades one last blast of nutrients to perk them back up before winter.
Reason #3 – Winter Resiliency
And with its freezing temperatures, snow, and ice, winter isn’t easy on grass either. Although grass is a surprisingly resilient plant, autumn fertilizer helps make it even stronger and better able to stand up to all of the wild winter conditions we’re used to here in the Hoosier State.
Reason #4 – Spring Head Start
When Old Man Winter bids farewell in 2019, your lawn will thank you for this autumn’s application of fertilizer. The added strength helps grass grow faster, fuller, and greener once spring arrives. And, as an added bonus, a lusher lawn naturally repels more weeds, making your spring lawn care chores that much easier to complete.
Reason #5 – Keeping YOU On Your Toes!
Speaking of chores, loving your lawn really is a year-round affair. Fall fertilizing is critical, but it’s just one of many essential tasks you should tackle throughout the four seasons – when it comes to your yard, there is always something to do.
Need a hand with your lawn care in or around Indianapolis? Get in touch with the team at Lawn Pride. We’ve been maintaining lawns around the region for decades, and we’re ready to start improving yours today!