Fall is a great time of year for your grass in Pennsylvania. It’s entering the season with cooler weather ahead and will be able to store nutrients from fall fertilizer treatments before going dormant over the winter season. However, that doesn't mean you can slack off on lawn care! You should fertilize your lawn twice this fall: once in early fall and once in mid-to-late fall. The first application will help your grass recover from any summer-related stress while the second application will give it enough strength to enter winter dormancy. Additionally, weed control treatments should be used alongside both fall fertilizer treatments to ensure those pesky weeds don’t steal the nutrients intended for your grass.

Fertilizing your lawn once in early fall will help it recover from summer-related stress.

Here in Pennsylvania, our lawns are mostly comprised of cool-season grass. As its name implies, cool-season grass is at its strongest when the weather is cool. So, it can struggle during the summer season due to the high temperatures it will be forced to endure. So, once summer ends, you'll want to do everything you can to help your grass recover from the summer stress it had to deal with. Fertilizing your lawn once in early fall will replenish its supply of vital nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium to give it the boost it needs to bounce back from summer.

A second round of fall fertilizer in mid-to-late fall will prepare your lawn for winter dormancy.

As we move into the colder months of fall, your grass will start preparing for winter dormancy by storing nutrients to feed off of throughout the winter. A second round of fertilizer in mid-to-late fall will provide your lawn with another supply of vital nutrients just as it’s starting to go dormant. This will ensure it has enough stored nutrients to last through winter so that when spring arrives, it won't struggle to green up again!

Use weed control treatments alongside both fall fertilizer treatments to keep your lawn nutrient-rich.

Weeds are notorious for stealing essential nutrients from your grass during the growing season. They spread quickly and aggressively and take advantage of favorable conditions to grow. Because fall is also a favorable season for weeds, you should use weed control treatments in conjunction with your fall fertilizer treatments to ensure they don’t get the best of your lawn. By applying weed control treatments to your lawn during the fall, you can help prevent these weeds from stealing the nutrients from fertilizer treatments for themselves.

Some common weeds that tend to pop up on lawns in Pennsylvania throughout the year include dandelions, crabgrass, ground ivy, clovers, wild violet, and more!

Give your lawn everything it needs to thrive this fall. Call us today to sign up for our lawn fertilization service!

If you want your lawn to reach its full potential this fall, you've come to the right place! At Delaware Valley Turf, we offer a lawn fertilization service that includes 6 fertilization treatments throughout the year, two of which are applied during the fall season, to provide your lawn with the nutrients that it needs to thrive. What's more, this program also includes pre- and post-emergent weed control treatments throughout the year to keep weeds off of your lawn so they can't steal nutrients from your grass or drag down the curb appeal of your property.

We offer our lawn fertilization service to property owners in Wilmington, DE, as well as areas in Pennsylvania, such as Doylestown and Bryn Mawr. Give us a call today at (610) 328-4170 to sign up for our lawn fertilization service.