Labor Day until late October is the time to apply step four in our lawn care program. IFA Step 4 Fall & Winter Fertilizer is the final step of the growing season. This is the most important lawn feeding of the year. Fertilizing in the fall produces extra greening and little top growth. Most of the lawn’s energy, supplied by the fertilizer, is stored in the roots to be utilized over the winter and provide next year’s early spring green-up power. Your lawn’s root system will remain active until the ground freezes, giving it time to recover from the summer heat in the now cooler soil.
IFA Step 4 Fall & Winter Fertilizer also contains Omnicote iron that will give you a deep green lawn up to Halloween and beyond. This is also a good time to apply a second application of IFA Bountiful Earth Humate. Humate will help fortify the lawn for the winter months and aid in vigorous growth next spring.