This time of year your lawn, like most trees, shrubs and perennials, is beginning to go dormant. This means the grass isn't growing as vigorously, there's less top growth and typically, you're mowing less frequently. While top growth has slowed down, grass roots are still very active storing nutrients, getting ready for the winter season. All this activity at the root level makes this time of year an important time to feed your lawn. Applying lawn fertilizer in October benefits your lawn by strengthening the root system and getting the grass ready for winter. The most important nutrient for fall lawns is Nitrogen, the first number listed on the bag. Fertilome Winterizer contains 25% Nitrogen, plus Phosphate and Potassium to help your lawn absorb and store the fertilizer you apply now. A 20 pound bag of Fertilome Winterizer will cover a 5,000 square foot lawn. RichLawn® Winterizer is organically-based and has a 15-3-6 formula. This 40 pound bag of Richlawn® Winterizer will cover 6,000 square feet of lawn. Another benefit of feeding your lawn now comes next spring when the lawn emerges from its dormant state and there is enough nutrients in the roots to feed the grass. This means quicker green-up and stronger top growth early in the spring season. After applying winterizer fertilizer, water your lawn thoroughly. This is also a good time to add granular Revive to your lawn. Revive helps break up compacted soils, gets water to the root system and helps your lawn take up iron, magnesium and other elements in the soil. Water your lawn thoroughly after applying Revive.