You Can’t Blame your Lawn, Trees and Shrubs for Asking!
It’s hard to overstate how important it is to fertilize your lawn, trees and shrubs, especially during the fall. Most of the plants in your landscape will soon be shifting into dormancy, with top growth slowing down or stopping altogether. Underground, however, they’ll still be very active.
In order to prepare for new growth in the spring, your lawn, trees and shrubs must build new roots and fatten them up with nutrients. You can improve this process by making sure they get a heavy dose of fertilizer in the fall. The stronger and healthier the roots become as a result of proper fall fertilization, the better growth you can expect next year.
Some of the benefits you can expect from fall lawn fertilization include:
- Grass blades that stay greener and roots that grow later into the season.
- Better recovery from the stresses of summer heat and drought.
- Increased ability to hold water, which helps grass plants withstand the drying and browning effects of winter winds.
- Improves resistance to some cool-weather fungus diseases due to better overall plant health.
- Thicker green-up in the spring.
By having your trees and shrubs fertilized this fall, you can expect:
- Improved flowering.
- Stronger resistance to insects and disease.
- Better winter color in evergreens.
- Healthier, denser foliage.
- An increase in root mass and root branching.
Remember, fall fertilization of your lawn, trees and shrubs will have a direct effect on the performance of your plants throughout next year’s growing season. It’s an essential part of protecting and improving your valuable landscape investment.