What you need to know about fall fertilizer

Nutrient management is critical to the long-term health and vitality of any lawn. While many lawns, especially those using drought tolerant grasses, may get by on the water and sunlight provided by Mother Nature alone, even healthy soils will develop nutrient deficiencies over time.

Fertilizing in the fall is an important step that is often overlooked, but critical to a lawn’s winter resilience and spring performance. However, it’s important to apply the right type of fertilizer because your lawn’s needs change depending on the season. Understanding the significance of a fertilizer’s  N-P-K values, is key to making sure you’re making the correct purchasing decision, and providing your lawn with the correct nutrients coming into the winter season.

There are three primary nutrients in fertilizer; Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium. Each component plays a key role at different stages of your lawn’s lifecycle, to provide it with the nutrients it needs. Let’s break it down:

Nitrogen (N): Helps promote growth of a lush, green lawn. Nitrogen fuels plant activity, keeping your grass looking healthy, vibrant and at its greenest.

Phosphorus (P): Stimulating growth below the ground, phosphorus aids in root development and also increases the strength of the plant’s stock.

Potassium (K): Potassium is central to a plant’s ability to manage stress. Potassium promotes water retention and protects against damage from wear and weather. A healthy dose of potassium in the Fall is just what the lawn doctor ordered for a great looking property in the Spring.

Heading into the fall season, your lawn is in need of a potassium boost to prepare it for the harsh Canadian winter ahead. Our Fall Formula Fertilizer is a potassium-rich blend designed to improve your lawn’s winter hardiness and reduce the risk of complications next spring.

Manderley’s complete line of PRO Grade Fertilizers are designed to take into account all that our Canadian climate has to offer, providing you with the right solution for your lawn, when you need it. With fall just around the corner, ensure you  have the right products to reduce the impact of cold weather stress by adding Manderley Fall Fertilizer to your lawn. Shop online or visit one of our distributors at a location near you.

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