Today I have 2 very important tips for the future success of your lawn, and the future success of the evergreens in your landscape.
As we head into late fall and winter, it’s very important that the evergreens in your landscape have good soil moisture, which also means they have good moisture levels inside the plant and leaves or needles. During the winter, evergreens will lose moisture thru their leaves and needles, especially on windy, warm, and sunny days, so having good soil moisture is very important. So, make sure you water those evergreens, like this specimen holly, before winter and colder temperatures set in. And to help reduce moisture loss from the needles or leaves, spray them with an anti-desiccant called WiltStop. This helps to seal in moisture, reducing moisture loss, and cutting down on winter damages.
And, as we head into late fall, it’s also important to keep mowing your lawn on a regular basis, until it finally stops growing. Also make sure you are either mowing the remaining fallen leaves back into the turf, or collecting them. Do not let leaves sit on the turf over the winter. Once the lawn has stopped growing and you have stopped mowing, give the lawn one last feeding with a high nitrogen fertilizer. It will not promote new growth, but instead is stored in the plant and roots, keeping your lawn greener over the winter, and off to a better start next spring. This is one of the most important feedings you can give your lawn.
There you go. Two late season tips, to help ensure the success of your evergreens and your lawn for next season.