It’s that time of year! When planning your fall fertilizer strategy, consider these four points.

  1. A soil test by an independent laboratory is a good idea to help determine the needs of your turf heading into the fall and winter months.
  2. In the fall, as daytime temperatures are dropping, the soil temperatures are actually holding and are warmer than the air. This could be the best time to fertilize–when the plants aren’t producing top growth and are using the nutrients for carbohydrate production and storage.
  3. If the long-range  forecasts for your particular area are usually accurate, a slow-release poly-coated fertilizer might be your best choice.
  4. When colder temperatures set in, nitrogen release stops until the soil warms in the spring, beginning the process all over again.

To learn more about fall feeding, read more: Fall Feeding Time