Late fall fertilization is a concept based on university and industry research. Fertilizer applied late in the fall promotes turf density, root growth, and dark green color but does not over stimulate top growth.
Fall fed turf stays green later in the season, suffers less winter damage and greens up earlier in the spring. It also produces a thicker lawn next year and is a major factor in developing a weed resistant lawn all year long.
Root Systems of Grasses & Plants Still Grow in November & December
Cut your grass and remove leaves every other week or so, especially with newly seeded lawns. The advantages of fall fertilization will be most evident if the plant receives adequate moisture to utilize the nutrients applied. It would be wise to ensure that your lawn gets at least one good soaking per week during November & December: this goes double for newly seeded lawns. Natural rainfall may help supplement this need.
Missed Seeding this Fall? New Concept!
Consider Dormant Seeding in December! Potentially there are dramatic cost savings that can be realized with Dormant Seeding compared to early fall seeding. Dormant seeding is a second choice for most lawns compared to early fall seeding; however the practice can be very useful if properly applied. Dormant seeding is a low cost alternative that has a decent chance of success but since we must rely on mother nature, we must take into consideration that there are no guarantees! Call for more information.
Based in Olathe, Custom Lawn can handle seeding and lawn care needs for the entire Johnson County area. Whether you are in Overland Park, Lenexa, or anywhere in between, we have experienced technicians who are well educated for the climates and conditions of our area.