The most essential nutrients that lawn fertilizers contain are nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. All these nutrients are important for ensuring your lawn's survival and vibrance, especially during the winter in North Carolina, as it goes dormant. Before winter sets in, you will need to apply a fall winterizer treatment that is rich in nitrogen. Nitrogen plays a crucial role in the production of chlorophyll, the pigment that makes your grass green. It also aids in photosynthesis, which involves producing energy from sunlight. Additionally, your lawn will become denser and more equipped to withstand stressors when it receives enough nitrogen. Your fall winterizer treatment should be rich in nitrogen to prepare your turf for the winter, ensure its survival throughout dormancy, and help it bounce back and green up quickly in the spring.

What does nitrogen do for your lawn?

One of the most important nutrients found in lawn fertilizers is nitrogen. This nutrient is responsible for giving your grass its beautiful green color, as it plays an important role in the production of chlorophyll. It serves as one of the foundations of healthy grass growth because it helps to facilitate photosynthesis, where it captures sunlight and turns that into energy and food for it to utilize.

Nitrogen also helps form amino acids from protein, which is crucial in maintaining the physical structure of your lawn. This means this nutrient plays a role in increasing blade density and thickness to achieve fuller and lusher grass. Without enough nitrogen, your turf can turn yellow, thin out, and wilt.

Why should your fall winterizer treatment be rich in nitrogen?

Your fall winterizer treatment is a vital application because it sets the tone for how well your grass will do during winter. Because of this, it's crucial to ensure that it is rich in nitrogen! A nitrogen-rich fertilizer treatment in the fall will benefit your lawn by:

  • Strengthening it in preparation for winter: Nitrogen helps your grass produce its own food from sunlight. By providing a nitrogen-rich fall winterizer treatment, your lawn has more sugars and carbohydrates to feed off of to survive the cold winter season.
  • Encouraging root growth in the fall: Nitrogen will stimulate deeper and stronger root development and make your lawn more resilient. By the time winter sets in, your lawn can store more water and nutrients to maintain its health throughout dormancy.
  • Helping it bounce back quicker in the spring: A nitrogen-rich fertilizer treatment in the fall ensures your grass enters winter in great shape, meaning it'll have an easier time emerging from dormancy and returning to optimal condition at the start of the new growing season.
Too much nitrogen can be bad for your lawn, so it's best to let a lawn care professional fertilize your grass in the fall to ensure the correct amount is applied.

Gear up your grass for the winter season with our lawn fertilization service. Call us today to schedule!

Regular fertilization treatments are crucial in maintaining your lawn's health and vigor. Because of their role in your lawn's success, it's best to hire our professionals to do this. Our lawn fertilization service at Carolina Turf Lawn and Landscape involves tailored schedules for warm-season and cool-season grass so your turf receives the appropriate care it needs to thrive. Both of these schedules run from January to December, so you can rest easy knowing we are consistently on top of its health. Additionally, we'll apply a winterizer treatment in the late fall to cool-season lawns to help prepare them for dormancy and a high-nitrogen fertilizer in late summer for warm-season types.

We offer our lawn fertilization service to commercial and residential properties, as well as HOAs, in Matthews, Weddington, Ballantyne, NC, and surrounding communities. Call us today at (704) 649-0430 to schedule this service.