Perhaps this one statement,,, copied from the article,,, as the first sentence of a paragraph,,, should have a thread of its own...
" The true advantage that late-season fertilization provides to turfgrass root growth is realized during the following spring. ...
but for now,,, let's contrast with another statement from the same article:
" The rapid decline occurs because carbohydrates are needed to support the increased shoot growth resulting from nitrogen applications made early in the season ..."
Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage,,, I wonder what does...