As a homeowner who loves your lawn, you know that fertilizer plays an important role in helping achieve a lawn that is healthy, green and lush.
But what is the best fertilizer to use?
There is no one perfect or absolute best fertilizer to purchase for your lawn, but there are many good ones available. Nitrogen is the most important nutrient; the percentage of nitrogen in fertilizer is expressed as the first number in the series of three on the fertilizer bag.
Most quality lawn fertilizers offer a balance of fast and controlled release sources to offer a fertilizer that will provide some quick color (without a big surge of growth) and some long-lasting nitrogen. Applying lawn fertilizer is an essential maintenance practice for achieving a healthy lawn. Regular application of turf fertilizer provides essential lawn nutrients that might not be present in your yard, helping to improve your lawn’s appearance and health.
Healthy lawns have better color, density, growth and tolerance to stress factors.
Healthy lawns also:
- Resist stresses like drought, insect and disease damage
- Have fewer weeds and insects
- Require fewer control applications over time
- Reduce run-off and erosion
- Provide cooling effect in the immediate surroundings
Only a trained lawn care specialist can help determine which lawn nutrients are necessary for your turf grass, as well as what levels are best to produce a lush, thick lawn. Your lawn is an ecosystem unto itself, and without proper balance, you may end up with insect or lawn disease damage. Regular fertilization can keep weeds in check and prevent insects like grub worms from damaging your lawn.
When you work with us, we don’t lock you into a specific lawn fertilization plan, but we do recommend multiple applications to combat the various threats that pop up over the change of seasons. We may also recommend that fertilizer be used in conjunction with another service, such as aeration, for optimum results.
Fertilizer serves a variety of purposes depending on when it is applied. In early spring, it promotes growth and prevents crabgrass. In the summer, it feeds the grass and provides insect and weed control. Fall fertilization helps maintain root systems and feed the lawn throughout the colder months.
Each lawn is different, which is why we don’t have a one-size-fits-all fertilization program. If you want to have the best care for your own lawn to keep it as healthy as possible, contact us at 01 9012615