Fall Fertilizing - Knowledgebase Question

Bay City, Mi
Question by tomdclements
August 25, 2009
Do I apply a lawn fertilizer now(september) then apply a winterizer in October, or can I apply the Fall winterizer in September only. This was a discussion between myself and a neighbor . He said that he applies a regular scotts lawn fertilizer the first of september and a scotts winterizer in October. I've only applied the Fall winterizer in the middle of September. What's better to do?

Answer from NGA
August 25, 2009


You only need to fertilize once in the fall. Whether you apply in September or October, use a winterizer formulation which is lower in nitrogen than a spring or summer feed, plus it has higher ratios of phosphorous and potassium which will help strengthen roots and stems. Hope this clarifies things for you.

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