Nutrients for grass is like food for us. Without it, the grass slowly becomes weaker, pale, and more susceptible to weeds, disease, and drought. Fertilizing on a regular basis will improve color, help create a healthier root system, thicken the turf, and make it harder for weeds to grow. It will also help the grass stay healthy in hot, dry weather.
We recommend 4 applications each season, about 6 weeks apart, starting in May. A high quality spring fertilizer will help the grass get a good start and green up for the season. Two summer applications with high quality, slow release fertilizer so it won't stress the lawn in the heat and a fall fertilizer to help the lawn stay healthy as it goes dormant.
Do it yourself or hire it done?
If you have the know how, time, and energy to purchase and apply the fertilizer yourself, it can be a rewarding activity. Getting the right fertilizer for your lawn specific to the time of year such as spring fertilizer for the spring, and having your spreader on the right settings will decrease the risk of lawn damage. Using a broadcast spreader over a drop spreader allows for easier coverage without burning the lawn. Also, be aware that some fertilizers can stain your sidewalks or other concrete areas, so it is always a good idea to be sure to clean off all surfaces when done.
If you are not a DIY individual, than hiring a professional lawn care company is right for you. We recommend a company that is licensed, insured, and knowledgeable in weed control and fertilizing to provide your lawn with the proper nutrients and care for a beautiful, lush, weed free lawn throughout the season.
Investing in the proper care for your lawn is worth it to be able to enjoy summer days and evenings with family and friends. Fertilizing your lawn is one of the least expensive ways to increase the value and beauty of your home.
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