Growing Guide: Winterizing

Winterizing

It is important to prepare the plants in your landscape for winter! Winterizing before plants go into dormancy will promote root growth and better performance in the coming spring. The following guide will help with the steps for winterizing your garden.

Purpose

Winterizers help the plants in your landscape store food for winter and promote new growth in spring. Applying a winterizer to your lawn will help the grass become more tolerant to extreme weather, diseases and help establish a stronger root system.

Trees are more resistant to tree borers and other insects than are poorly fed trees.

When to Apply

Apply winterizer in late fall. For the Albuquerque and surrounding regions, early October is best. After your first application, apply again 6-8 weeks. Maximum number of applications per treatment site is 2 times per year. Below are examples of times you can apply winterize, but make sure you only apply twice!

Mid-October/Halloween

Mid-November/Thanksgiving

Mid-December/Christmas

Application Rate

Application rate is 3-4 pounds per 1,000 sq ft

What to use Winterizers on

Lawns, Trees, Shrubs, Ornamentals, Evergreens and Roses.