fertilizing lawns

Fertilizing lawns

Judith Adam

I have two bags of lawn fertilizer waiting in the garage, but I’m holding off on using them for a while longer. Understanding how grass plants grow is helpful in devising a fertilizer strategy.

Corydalis ochroleuca photo by Brendan Zwelling

Why you should fertilize your lawn this fall

Judith Adam

The first three weeks of October are prime times for feeding turfgrass, and an autumn feeding is the most important meal of the growing season. Cool air temperature in early October slows the growth of grass blades, allowing nutrients to strengthen roots for better winter survival.