Over the years, it seems there is a trend from the very large fertilizer companies to push spring as the time to fertilize.
Spring is a great time to get out and start working on the yard. But is it really the best time to fertilize?
If you only wanted to fertilize one time then September is the best.
The second best time is November.
What is the third best time? Well that would be spring.
When nitrogen is applied in the fall it will promote good root development. Most of the benefits will be seen next spring. For instance, you can see earlier green-up, thicker lawn and better tolerance toward some diseases.
What does a thicker lawn bring you? Fewer weeds!
Until next time,
Jeremy and the Red Hen Turf Farm Crew
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