December Fertilizing ?

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by ZuperDave, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. ZuperDave

    ZuperDave LawnSite Member
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    December Fertilizing ?

    I have a 80 year old 2.5 acre park with a lot of mature trees. I usually Air-orate in the late summer to early fall(Oct/Nov), this year it is already winter, early December.

    Will it hurt anything to Air-orate and fertilize this late in the year?

    I'm in the Middle of Central Valley of California.
     
  2. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    dont know your climate so i cant help, maybe someone from there can, but usually not in winter as the super cold air can damage the exposed roots in the holes that wont close up till spring. just some thoughts
     
  3. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    I won't be of any help Zuper.
    Blizzard warning here, 10-12" of snow expected into Weds. Won't even see the grass again until March probably.
     
  4. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
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    If the ground doesn't freeze soon after application there should not be an issue with it, fall or late fall is the best time to fertilize
    The only issue would be frozen ground, all of that expensive fert would just wash off and go somewhere else, not smart
     
  5. lukeb-cturf

    lukeb-cturf LawnSite Member
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    All mineral is your best option right now. Ferts won't wash unless a down poor following happens. The plant will take it up and you will see the results in the spring.
     

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