Winterize your Turf with Fertilizerboldoutdoors
Usually when you see or hear the word “winterize” around these parts your are referring to an irrigation system. In this case we are speaking to the idea that your cool-season lawn loves to be fed or “winterized” this time of the year. If your lawn is primarily fescue or bluegrass then it is very beneficial to apply a balanced fertilizer during this peak growth season. The goal is to choose a fertilizer, possibly labeled as a winterizer fertilizer, that has balanced nutrients to help feed your lawn this fall. Once you have selected a high grade fertilizer, make sure you do the following to get the best bang for your buck:
- Remove all lawn debris, including leaves.
- If you have a fertilizer with weed control make sure the grass is moist before application.
- Apply fertilizer at the label rate with a broadcast or drop spreader.
- Mow until it looks like the grass has stopped growing. On the final mow it is smart to bag it up and dispose of the lawn litter.