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Posted on Aug 26, 2019

JLWALLACE Landscape Professionals

Too important to skip: The ins and out of fall fertilization

Beth Hyatt | August 23, 2019

  

Fall is right around the corner, which means your landscape could definitely use a little TLC in the fertilizing department.
Fertilizing not only helps your lawn in the short term, but it also provides lasting benefits that can stretch throughout the season, and while it’s true it can be done year-round, experts agree that the best time to perform this service is in the fall.

Check out why experts recommend beginning fertilization during this season, as well as the multiple benefits that accompany it.

Is it really necessary?

When applied before a period of active growth for the grass, fertilizer proves more beneficial, and for customers with cool-season grasses, fall is the ideal time to start fertilizing.
When lawns are fertilized in the fall, they will have an earlier green-up in the spring without additional shoot growth, which will reduce the likelihood of diseases appearing in the summer. It can also allow the landscape to have an additional green period later in the fall.
Many customers might be tempted to opt out of fall fertilization to save a little bit of money, but be sure to stress to them the importance of this service, as ignoring it could end up costing them more down the road than the initial fertilizing would.
Typically speaking, a good offense is usually less expensive and better than defense. Something will end up growing in the space, w
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