Labor Day is the Best Time to Fertilize Your Lawn
Do you know the best time to fertilize your lawn?
It’s in early September. The key to a healthy turf is a thick root system, and fall is when your turf focuses its energy on growing roots.
Let’s compare fertilizing lawns in April versus now. After we fertilize our lawns in April, we feel rewarded when the grass greens up. But this boost of new grass blades comes at the expense of a deeper root system. You have to mow your lawn more often, and your turf may become more vulnerable to drought stress in summer.
In contrast, fertilizing in fall will:
- Repair any damage that occurred to the lawn over summer.
- Lead to a thicker turf and a stronger root system this fall.
- Help the turf to tolerate stresses such as drought, diseases and winter.
- Lead to a quicker green-up next spring.
What are you waiting for? Let’s get busy!