Autumn trees & shrubs take nutrients from the soil and store them for the winter. This is the best time to fertilize. Fertilizing in fall is the best time to grow roots. Late fall fertilizing is proven to improve root growth and food storage in the root system for the following spring. This gives your lawn an extra boost now, and a greener spring lawn earlier. Your lawn will love you for it and you will be the talk of the neighborhood! Fall fertilization’s should be combined with broadleaf weed control.
Most broadleaf weeds are prolific seed producers and can spread through your lawn from miles away. Broadleaf weeds also occur naturally in soil. And… can be a persistent problem for 30 years or more (insert excitement here)! Fall is the best time to control these weeds because the herbicide reaches the root system and combines with the food reserves. This will help completely kill the broadleaf weed plant.
Remember not to apply a broadleaf herbicide to newly seeded/sodded areas for 4-6 weeks. Your lawn should be mowed at least 4 times. Doing this may kill your newly planted or sodded grass.
Are you in the greater Ohio area? Call Brookside Lawn Service today and schedule your fall fertilization 888.701.LAWN.