Winterizing Your Lawn

                                                          WINTERIZER PROMOTES HEALTHIER, DENSER LAWN IN SPRING

          Summer is over and cooler, damp weather has arrived. Lawn care is not on the minds of most of us at this time. However, if you want a nice lawn next spring, it is important to care for it now. A healthy, dense, deep green lawn in spring starts with the application of a lawn winterizer. A winterizer is a type of fertilizer applied in fall, or early winter. It promotes good turf color, root development, and disease resistance with only a minimal amount of growth. 

          Good lawn winterizers are somewhat lower in nitrogen, but higher in potassium, with little or no phosphorous compared to a lawn fertilizer used during the growing season. The winterizer will have slow-release nitrogen and micronutrients to provide extended feeding and nice green color through winter, without stimulating lawn growth. Higher potassium levels promote root development and vigor, and help build disease resistance in the grass too. 

          Fertilization with a lawn winterizer will keep your lawn healthy through the winter and promote dense growth and good color come springtime.  You may be applying a lime treatment to the lawn this fall too.  An application of winterizer can be done at the same time if you like. The lime reduces soil acidity. Your lawn grows better and takes up nutrients more readily in a slightly acidic or neutral pH soil.

          Burns Feed Store has the quality winterizer and lime products you need for maintaining a healthy lawn through winter.  Pick up a bag or two of our Fertilome lawn winterizer, plus a few bags of Hi-Yield fast-acting lime. Your lawn will appreciate it and so will you when you start Spring 2021 with a nice lawn that is healthy, dense, and has that green color you love!


Fall is here and many of us begin to focus on other projects at home rather than our lawns or gardens. However, fall lawn fertilization and liming may be the most important treatments your lawn can receive. Lawn winterizers are designed to promote root growth and development, and build disease resistance in the grass, while providing good color without stimulating much growth. Burns Feed Store carries the 20 lb. Fertilome and 16 lb. Bonide brand of lawn winterizers. They have similar ingredients and analysis, and both brands cover up to 5000 sq.ft. of lawn area.

Liming your lawn is also a very important component of lawn health and vigor. Lime provides essential calcium to the grass, making it tougher, more resilient, and helping to enhance disease resistance. The most important role lime plays in lawn care is correcting soil pH levels in the soil. The soils in our area are acidic. This limits nutrient availability to your lawn. Lime corrects this problem and is recommended at least one time each year for lawns. Burns Feed Store has a pelletized lime in 50 lb. bags that spreads easily and is applied at 50 lbs. per 1000 sq.ft. of lawn area. We also have a new fast-acting pelletized lime in 25 lb. bags from Hi-Yield that is applied at only 10 lbs. per 1000 sq ft. of lawn area.

A lawn that receive a winterizer and a lime treatment in fall will be denser, healthier, and have better color when spring arrives next year. It will have more vigor, with reduced disease and moss problems. There will be fewer weeds and moss requiring treatment when compared to lawns that did not receive a winterizer and lime application. Come and visit us at Burns Feed Store. We have the experts to help you select the right products for your lawn that will help it over winter well.