Everyone loves having lush, green grass outside their homes. However, grass does far more than just increase curb appeal. It also generates oxygen, reduces the heat around your home by up to 30 degrees Fahrenheit and improves local air quality. To take advantage of all this, you have to keep your lawn in pristine health all year long. One of the most productive ways our lawn care services keep your grass healthy is by fertilizing your lawn in the fall.
Fertilizing your grass in the fall is an excellent way to get a jump start on spring and ensure your lawn is healthier and greener when that time of year comes around. Fall is one of the most important seasons to fertilize, and a little fall lawn care planning goes a long way. So if you have neglected your grass this season, it is time to get started on it once again.
Why Fall Is Great for Fertilization
Summer tends to be stressful on the grass. The extremely high temperatures can damage the grass. Once things start to cool down in autumn, your lawn begins to regain strength. Fall supports roots growth, which can lead to a greener yard. Additionally, the falling dew in the morning helps your grass receive moisture before you apply some fertilizer. It is paramount to fertilize adequately during this season before winter comes and stresses out your grass once again. While many people will say spring is the most important season to fertilize, the fall is just as critical.
How Much To Apply
While you want to apply ample fertilizer, you need to be careful you do not go overboard. When fertilizing in the fall it is important to increase potassium to help stimulate root growth. The extra nutrients fertilization supplies at this point ensure you will be ahead of the game when spring comes around.
Nitrogen is the most important nutrient found in fertilizer, so you should apply one pound of soluble nitrogen fertilizer for every 1,000 square feet you have on your lawn.
Keep Your Lawn Healthy
By taking care of your lawn in the fall, you ensure your grass looks amazing all year round. In the event that you need some assistance keeping your lawn looking beautiful, contact Lush Lawn at your earliest convenience to see what we can do to make your landscape one-of-a-kind. With the help of our lawn fertilizer service, your yard will be ready for the harsh winter weather that comes through Michigan.