As your backyard gears up for fall and prepares for winter, make sure your fall fertilizer program consists of three nutrients: Potassium, Phosphorus and Nitrogen. These three nutrients function as plant food that promotes healthy turf.

So, what do all of these key components do? Phosphorus, Potassium and Nitrogen help your plants prepare for winter in three key ways.

  1. Builds winter hardiness

Winter hardiness is a term used to describe how strong a plant is and how able it is to get through winter stress. Phosphorus and potassium build strong roots that help the plant drink moisture and food. Strong roots also support the plant’s overall structure.

  1. Build your plant’s immune system!

Phosphorus and potassium boost the plant’s immune system so it can better defend against disease and insect threats.

  1. Green up!

Nitrogen helps promote green color so your plant stays greener longer and greens up when spring return. Nitrogen also helps your plant grow before your plant goes dormant.

Is your lawn REALLY ready for winter?

Having a healthy dose of phosphorus, potassium and a sprinkle of nitrogen is key to maintaining a beautiful lawn this fall and winter. Make sure your lawn care provider is using a well-balanced fertilizer this fall! Check out our fertilizer program: