It’s a common fall question we hear: Can I fertilize my lawn right now?

The short answer is: Beginning around October 15, we recommend you start using a winterize product for lawns, trees & shrubs. We carry Fertilome’s brand “Winterizer” in two sizes: one to cover 2,500 sq ft and another for 5,000 sq ft. We also educate not to fertilize plants/lawns that will go dormant in winter later than early November. The reason for this is because they will be stimulated, and new growth will be flushed out.

What is Winterizer?

It’s a low-nitrogen source of fertilizer that helps stimulate the roots of lawns, trees and shrubs in order to prepare them for dormancy. It has lots of potassium, which is beneficial to root systems.

Be cautious not to constantly fertilizer the lawn due to increasing amounts of thatch that occurs. If your lawn is healthy and established, it’s best to weigh the odds if fertilizing is necessary for your lawn.

Once it’s applied, it prepares for dormancy. When your lawn/trees/shrubs come back in Spring, they will green up sooner than your neighbor who didn’t use a winterizer!  Overall, it creates a healthier situation.

Winterizer is important for lawns/trees/shrubs. For annuals in your flowerbed and containers, we have a new recommended product that adds microbiology to the soil. Holganix Bloom is a 100% organic plant probiotic that balances the soil’s ecosystem, building strong roots and growing healthier, more resilient plants. It increases the fertility of the soil and helps the plant get what it needs. It helps the plant absorb nutrients and helps beneficial microbes.

With annuals, you want a pop of life in a short time span. This is one reason why annuals thrive using a plant probiotic approach. Improving the overall plant physiology allows the plant to use water and food more efficiently and root more effectively, giving you colorful, full and vivacious flowers.

Holganix Bloom is teeming with life! In a single jug of Holganix Bloom, there are more than 800 species of beneficial soil microbes, microbe food and nutrient enhancers. Unlike other plant probiotics, Holganix Bloom contains a community of microorganisms that is both diverse and numerous.

What’s the result? Soils and plants treated with Holganix Bloom are better able to flourish regardless of the problem faced.

We recommend using it 3-4 times a year. It needs to be kept refrigerated and used within 24hrs once opened.

Using both of these products will have your green thumb even greener!