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Lawn Care – Late Fall Application

Fall Winterizer Fertilizer



Late Fall Application – Round 6


What was done:

Today we applied a granular fertilizer application to your lawn.  The Granular fertilizer will roll off any leaf cover to reach the turf below.  This application is often considered the most important fertilization of the season because these nutrients are used for food production, which is stored in the roots.


Why this application is important: 

This fertilization will do the following:

  • Encourage healthy root development in turf. As the temperatures drop, the top part of the grass plant (the blades) will not grow as fast.  However, the roots continue to grow and are therefore able to use more of the nutrients.  This will result in a healthier lawn that will look better and have fewer problems.
  • Help the grass plant to accumulate carbohydrates. Grass lives off its carbohydrate reserves over the winter and these reserves help the turf resist winter injury and disease.
  • Promote an early and healthy spring green-up without contributing to spring “surge growth”.


What you can do to benefit most from today’s visit:

Mowing should be done as long as your lawn continues to grow.  This may be well into November.  Mowing height should be 3 to 3 ½ inches.  Lowering your mower may result in winter desiccation, and leaving your lawn too high through the winter may result in a smothering of turf and increase incidence of winter turf disease (Snow Mold).

Please be certain to routinely remove LEAVES from your lawn.  If leaves are allowed to remain on the lawn for an extended period they will eventually smother and kill turf.


Fall Lime

Now is the time to consider liming your yard.  Regular liming can improve your lawn’s color, help to discourage certain weeds from growing in the lawn, and help to break down harmful thatch build-up.  Please call to schedule this application, if you haven’t already.


 You are free to go on the lawn after the material has dried, which can take up to two hours depending on weather conditions.  Small children and pets should remain off the lawn until the material has dried.


If you see any Surface Insects on your lawn between visits, please contact us for control options.


All of our programs are based on the principles of  Integrated Pest Management (IPM) which is an environmentally friendly and effective approach to controlling damaging insects, diseases and invasive plants. For more information about IPM click here.