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Mar 19, 2013
696 posts
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Prince Albert, Sask.
I applied fall/winter fertilizer several times over several years. No wow factor.. I think the key is to have a fertilize plan in the growing season. I fertilize 3 times during the growing season, May long weekend, mid June , late August. I live in Sask.
[OP]
Newbie
Jul 9, 2012
72 posts
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Ottawa
so based on suggestion is it good idea not to fertilize now and wait till spring?
Sr. Member
Mar 19, 2013
696 posts
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Prince Albert, Sask.
urssohail wrote: so based on suggestion is it good idea not to fertilize now and wait till spring?
Applying a fall/winter fertilizer won't hurt your lawn. The results? Go ahead, give it a try.
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Nov 17, 2014
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urssohail wrote: so based on suggestion is it good idea not to fertilize now and wait till spring?
OP:


As you live in Ottawa, you may save the money and effort to wait till spring. The City of Ottawa advise its residents to apply the fall fertilizer in September. Note that the City of Windsor, where the climate is a bit warmer than Ottawa, the fall fertilizer application can be done in October. Meanwhile, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture advises its residents that fertilizer applied too late will be of no benefit to the turf.

PER CITY OF OTTAWA ON MONTHLY LAWN CARE SCHEDULE :
September
• The fall is the best time to dethatch, aerate and topdress the lawn
• Over-seed and re-seed weak patches
• Water deeply in the early morning, 2.5cm (1 inch) every 7-10 days if there is no rain
• Monitor and treat for insects and diseases
Apply a fertilizer low in Nitrogen and higher in Phosphate and Potassium to increase winter hardiness (optional)
• Hand pull weeds
• Apply corn gluten meal if not putting down grass seed
• Rake up leaves or chop them up with the lawn mower. Many leaves such as maple will damage the lawn if they remain on plants over winter.
http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/water-and ... hly-upkeep


PER CITY OF WINDSOR, ONTARIO
FALL LAWN CARE - Fertilize in September and October with a slow release mineral or organic fertilizer.
http://www.citywindsor.ca/residents/par ... h_Lawn.pdf


PER ONTARIO MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE - for all Ontario residents
Apply a late season fertilizer application - To ensure good winter survival and early-spring green-up, make this fertilizer application when the turf has stopped growing but is still green, usually in mid- to late October. Timing is critical. Fertilizer applied too early will promote succulent growth in the fall that will make the lawn more susceptible to winter injury. Fertilizer applied too late will be of no benefit to the turf.
http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/cro ... w.htm#late
[OP]
Newbie
Jul 9, 2012
72 posts
38 upvotes
Ottawa
Beefeater wrote: OP:


As you live in Ottawa, you may save the money and effort to wait till spring. The City of Ottawa advise its residents to apply the fall fertilizer in September. Note that the City of Windsor, where the climate is a bit warmer than Ottawa, the fall fertilizer application can be done in October. Meanwhile, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture advises its residents that fertilizer applied too late will be of no benefit to the turf.

PER CITY OF OTTAWA ON MONTHLY LAWN CARE SCHEDULE :
September
• The fall is the best time to dethatch, aerate and topdress the lawn
• Over-seed and re-seed weak patches
• Water deeply in the early morning, 2.5cm (1 inch) every 7-10 days if there is no rain
• Monitor and treat for insects and diseases
Apply a fertilizer low in Nitrogen and higher in Phosphate and Potassium to increase winter hardiness (optional)
• Hand pull weeds
• Apply corn gluten meal if not putting down grass seed
• Rake up leaves or chop them up with the lawn mower. Many leaves such as maple will damage the lawn if they remain on plants over winter.
http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/water-and ... hly-upkeep


PER CITY OF WINDSOR, ONTARIO
FALL LAWN CARE - Fertilize in September and October with a slow release mineral or organic fertilizer.
http://www.citywindsor.ca/residents/par ... h_Lawn.pdf


PER ONTARIO MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE - for all Ontario residents
Apply a late season fertilizer application - To ensure good winter survival and early-spring green-up, make this fertilizer application when the turf has stopped growing but is still green, usually in mid- to late October. Timing is critical. Fertilizer applied too early will promote succulent growth in the fall that will make the lawn more susceptible to winter injury. Fertilizer applied too late will be of no benefit to the turf.
http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/cro ... w.htm#late

Thanks for the info.

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