Nitrogen (N), Phosphorous (P), and Potassium (K)These are the three ingredients in fertilizer, and each of them serves a different purpose:
- The nitrogen is responsible for the growth
- The phosphorous is responsible for strengthening and growth of the root
- The potassium is responsible for protecting the grass and root from the cold, winter temperatures. It also helps with the overall functions of the grass.
Protection From The Harsh Winter WeatherNow that your grass has recovered from the hot summer, adding fertilizer in the fall will give the grass even more stamina to endure the winter weather. This allows the grass to store carbohydrate, which protects from winter diseases like brown patch or snow mold. When picking which fall fertilizer you are going to use, you want one that is high in potassium, and low (or even zero) in the nitrogen and phosphorous categories.
Supported Root Growth For Lush, Green Grass In The SpringFertilizing in the fall also prepares your grass for a healthy spring. This is accomplished by using a fertilizer that is high in phosphorous and potassium, as that will strengthen the root and give it those essential nutrients.
At Lawn Doctor we have a yearly lawn care program which can help you get that beautiful, luscious, green yard you’ve always wanted. We have safe, eco-friendly fertilizers that provide those essential nutrients, and more! Call our experts today at 303-936-8001 for more information, and let us help you!