AUTUMN FERTILIZERS LAWNS AND DECORATIVE GRASSES FOR WINTER
AGRECOL autumn fertilizer for lawns improves the fall rooting of the grass replenishes phosphorus and potassium deficiencies, which results in a better spring start Autumn Fertilizer for Lawnsefficiency: 1.2 kg / 60 m2
- EC fertilizer
- phosphorus (P2O5) – 8%
- potassium (K2O) – 30%
Autumn fertilizer prepares lawns and ornamental grasses for winter. It is a granular phosphorus-potassium fertilizer intended for autumn fertilization of lawns. It is also perfect for fertilizing ornamental grasses, e.g. miscanthus, rozplenica, fescue, pampas grasses and other grasses with high nutritional requirements. Growers primarily use the fertilizer to ready plants for challenging winter conditions.
Fertilization in autumn with phosphorus-potassium fertilizers is of great importance for the development of the lawn. The high potassium content increases disease resistance and protects less resistant plant species from freezing.
Potassium additionally regulates the processes of water uptake and evaporation in plants, thanks to which plants are more resistant to water shortage in winter. Phosphorus stimulates plants to produce a healthy and well-developed root system, which translates into better resistance to adverse environmental factors.
Most importantly – autumn fertilizer for lawns does not contain nitrogen, so it does not stimulate plants to grow intensively and to create young shoots, sensitive to low temperatures.
The balanced composition helps the plants to enter the winter dormancy, and also increases the winter hardiness and frost resistance of plants. To ensure winter dormancy, fertilize lawns with nitrogen-containing fertilizers by August.
It happens that the lawn, tired from winter conditions, is very weak, which exposes it to faster infections. In the spring, for example, snow mold may appear on the lawn. It is favored by nitrogen over-fertilization in the lawn in the autumn. The use of phosphorus-potassium fertilizer from August will prevent the occurrence of fungal diseases.
In spring, after a good winter hibernation, the lawn will recover faster, and hence will be healthier. As soon as the snow settles and the grass catches the first rays of the sun, the vegetation will start in full swing. On the other hand, a gray-red winter lawn will quickly turn into an intense, lush green color.
You can use the fertilizer from mid-July to enhance plant preparation for winter dormancy. However, the best time to start fertilizing with fall fertilizer is August. Then the plants will have time to make optimal use of the nutrients supplied before the onset of winter.
In recent years, changes in our climate have been observed, consisting in a significant extension of the summer-autumn period, which translates into an extension of the vegetation period of plants.
So, you can repeat autumn fertilizer application after 2 months. One should only remember not to delay fertilization until frost, because plants are unable to absorb nutrients from the frozen ground. Fall fertilizer for conifers can also be used in spring, but then it is worth supplementing it with nitrogen fertilizer.
In the recommended period, use 20 g (half a handful) * of fertilizer for every 1 m² of lawn area.
Sprinkle the fertilizer evenly over the lawn, and after use, water it abundantly. The fertilizer in contact with moist soil will gradually dissolve.
* one handful is about 30-40 g of fertilizer
Package 1.2 kg
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