Fertilizing your lawn may be the last thing on your mind during the fall and winter months. However, it’s more necessary than you think. Treating your lawn with winter fertilizer can save your lawn and make it much easier to manage when spring comes back around.
What Is Winter Fertilization?
It is the process of fertilizing your grass once it has become dormant and lost its color during the fall and winter seasons. Winter fertilizer strengthens your grasses roots and prompts the growth your lawn needs to be more healthy and dense. Winter fertilizer that isn’t utilized is absorbed and stored by root fibers, giving your grass an increased resistance to cold and freezing temperatures.
The best time to apply a fertilizer for the winter is between October and December, even more so in Lubbock. Be sure to look for clues that your lawn has become completely dormant for the season.
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This is also an excellent time to test the soil for nutrient levels and pH, to find out whether or not your lawn is deficient in any specific nutrient. This will give you a better understanding so you can tailor your fertilizer to your lawn’s needs.