Larry Williams, UF/IFAS Extension Agent for Okaloosa County, offers lawn and garden advice specific to Northwest Florida.
689-5850 or 729-1400, Ext. 5850
Should I apply a “winterizer” fertilizer to my lawn?
Despite the advertisements, the time to fertilize our warm-season grasses in Florida is during the growing season, not when our lawns are going to "sleep" for the winter. The word "winterizer" is misleading. Many so-called winterizer fertilizers available in our area can cause more damage than good because they contain too much nitrogen and too little potassium. These fertilizers can cause new tender growth at