Wisconsin’s favorite season of the year has arrived – Fall! Packer football, crisp autumn air,
vibrant blue skies, brightly colored leaves, dark green grasses, pumpkin patches, apple
orchards, Halloween décor, chili (WITH the noodles), and the list goes on and on! Now is also
the ideal time to focus on ensuring our lawns not only withstands the harsh winter, but also
ensure that they are fully prepared to grow back thick and strong in the spring.

We have prepared a Seven Step Series in Preparing Your Wisconsin Lawn for Winter. Let’s get
started with Step #1:

Step #1: Fertilize with a Winterizer Fertilizer
In Fall, the temperature starts to drop, and the amount of sunlight starts to get shorter. To
adapt to this change in weather, your lawn will start to prepare itself by slowing its growth. To
make this happen, the ground begins transferring any nutrient and sugar reserves that it had
built up all summer long directly to the grass roots rather than to the grass blades like it
previously had been doing throughout the summer. When that transferring of nutrients to the
grass roots begins, it creates a strong nutrient reserve that fuels a solid growth system in the

Spring that helps the lawn grow back thicker and stronger. In summary, fertilizing your grass in
the Fall helps to store even more nutrients for a healthy Spring lawn.

To learn more about Winterizer Fertilizer versus Regular Fertilizers, read our article titled,
What Does a Winterizer Fertilizer Do that Summer Fertilizers Don’t?