It's fall and lawn care is slowly winding down. The actual end of mowing will depend on November temperatures. But we before we stop mowing it's a good idea to apply good winter fertilizer.
Winter lawn fertilizers are formulated to strengthen the roots which should lead to a nice looking lawn next year. We obviously don't want any growth right now.
Fertilizer application is great on rainy days as long as you can keep your spreader dry. Also make sure your spreader is properly calibrated.
Once you're done, don't forget to blow any prills off driveways and sidewalks.
Vas Sladek, B.Sc., CLT
Red Seal Journeyman Landscape Horticulturist and ISA certified arborist