As the summer is quickly coming to an end, many homeowners are preparing their lawns for winter. However, many more are neglecting their lawns! As premier landscapers in Boston, our team at Cataldo Landscaping is here to set the record straight on fall lawn care.
First, neglecting your lawn is the worst thing you could do. You’ve spent the past few months caring for your lawn; neglecting it now will only make that much more work for you come next spring. Below are a few quick tips for ideal fall lawn care:
- Keep watering!
- Cut the grass shorter than normal
- Reseed any bare or thin spots
- Rake or chip leaves that have fallen upon the grass
Let’s circle back to fertilizing for a moment. With several available types and brands on the market, how does one go about choosing the best fertilizer for their immediate need? For the sake of this article, we’re going to focus on the best fertilizers for fall – nitrogen-based solutions.
Organic lawn care versus Nonorganic
Before getting into the nitty-gritty, you need to decide whether you prefer organic or commercialized fertilizers. Organic products are created from natural components such as manure, compost, and other plant products. Commercialized products consist of chemicals that contain necessary nutrients for your soil.
When using organic solutions, patience is key. Generally, the results take longer to achieve, but you’ll need fewer applications once it’s established. Commercialized products provide a quicker result and require more frequent treatments.
Most essential to plant, shrub, and grass growth is nitrogen. Consider nitrogen the building blocks for protein, and, as you know, protein is an integral component for both plants and animals. So, a nitrogen-based fertilizer, also, becomes an essential component to the health (or nutrition) or your landscaping.
Applied to the soil, especially after the aeration process, nitrogen-based fertilizers support rapid growth while encouraging healthy development.
During the winter season, it’s imperative to have the benefits of nitrogen-based fertilizer in order to promote rapid growth with any new seedlings, as well as establish a robust existing root system. Once the snow falls, the ground will freeze, but the continuing benefits will continue in the spring during the winter thaw-out.
When in doubt, it’s always best to give your trusted landscapers in Boston a call. Here at Cataldo Landscaping, we have the dedication and experience your lawn deserves.
For more information on our various lawn care programs, contact us today at (781) 304-8900.