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How late can you fertilize?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by laramr, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. laramr

    laramr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    Started a new lawn about a month ago and it's close to cutting height but I'm planning to just let it grow. I'm in the north eastern corner of Maryland. We actually reached 70 and got a ton of rain over the last few days, but the forecast for the next ten days is partly sunny, no rain and highs in the low 40's. Is there any value in putting down fertilizer at this point?
  2. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,944

    Sounds like you have the same weather forecast as us. The later one applies a "winterizer" fert app. = the greener the lawns will be next spring. National company here applies as late as early December. Des Moines, Iowa.
  3. tandem

    tandem LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I agree, Now is the perfect time, sounds like perfect conditions too.
  4. laramr

    laramr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    Thanks guys. Soon as this crazy wind dies down I'll get the spreader back out.

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