Fall is here – which means winter will be here before we know it. All the critters are gathering food and storing it away for the winter. Guess what, so are your plants!
Did you know that more roots are developed in the fall than any other time of the year? So the nutrients plants get now are being converted to food that they’ll store away in those roots. They will use that food this fall, winter and right on through next spring.
Yes, as the plant tops shut down for winter the roots are firing up to store food for growth in the spring. So feeding in mid to late fall can help ensure healthier and more robust plants next year.
September is a great time to feed your lawn. In fact, this is one of the most important feedings you can give your lawn all year. An application of a slow-release high nitrogen fertilizer now, will keep your lawn greener for the winter and get it off to a much better start next spring. When it comes to feeding landscape beds, a general all-purpose garden food works just fine.
Why not try the all-natural fertilizers like those in the Espoma line? These natural fertilizers not only feed the plants, but feed the soil as well. Always follow the directions on the bag and apply accordingly as a surface application.