by WILLIAM “BILL” DOTY
It’s time for the most important fertilization of the year. For a green lawn this winter and quick take-off next spring, feed it now. A combination of weed and feed may be advisable, especially if your lawn is weedy. Winterizer fertilizer would follow 2 – 4 weeks later.
Tips for Winter Lawns
- Overseed poor lawns with ryegrass.
- Water and feed consistently every 6 – 8 weeks.
- Spray annuals every week or two with a combo of fungicide and insecticide
- Bank young and tender plants. Plants that are under fertilized, lacking in essential minor elements, weedy or weakened by disease or insects are more susceptible to cold damage.
With the cooler months upon us and possibly a few nights with freezing temperatures, our lawns and garden need immediate attention. With these great tips, you are sure to have a great looking lawn waiting for you in the spring.
This column is sponsored by Doty Farm and Garden Supply, Inc., and the opinions expressed herein may not reflect those of CFAN or of its advertisers.
BIO: William R. “Bill” Doty is owner of Doty Farm and Garden Supply Inc., founded in Winter Haven in 1954. Bill graduated from Winter Haven High School and Florida State University. Growing up, he learned valuable lessons in listening and asking questions and was a student of the family business. Bill shares his knowledge with his customers daily and with our readers monthly.