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Fertilization Tips

It’s easy to overlook spreading lawn fertilizers over a lawn. Perhaps it is because homeowners tend to take the grass in the yard for granted. But it would be more accurate to think in terms of millions plants craving nutrients.

To meet this need for periodic feedings by using lawn fertilizers that slow release their nutrients over time, rather than all at once and most consist up of lawn weed controllers. As nutrients are released, the root system of grass fills in any bare patches. Along with the fertilizer this itself, promotes lawn weed control, depriving weed seeds of a place to germinate. Effective lawn weed control should go hand-in-hand with any application of lawn fertilizers. Likewise, if a lawn is overgrown with weeds they will suck up all of the nutrients that you’re supplying; those are nutrients being wasted, as they are not going to your grass.

Use a four-part schedule for providing periodic feedings of lawn fertilizer. The schedule will depend on where the region is and grass-type of the lawn; but, as an example, here’s the schedule for a Northern lawn composed of a mixture of bluegrass, ryegrass and fescue:

  • Apply a lawn fertilizer called, “Scotts Turf Builder With Halts Crabgrass Preventer” in May.
  • “Scotts Turf Builder With PLUS 2 Weed Control” can be applied in June. This lawn fertilizer fills the need for additional lawn weed control, as the herbicide component fights everything from ground ivy to purslane to white clover.
  • In July or August, apply “Scotts Super Turf Builder with SummerGuard.” This lawn fertilizer is billed by Scotts as a product that “strengthens and summer-proofs your lawn while combating a spectrum of harsh seasonal threats like insects, heat and drought.”
  • Finally, “Scotts Winterizer Fall Lawn Fertilizer” should be applied in fall. This lawn fertilizer will not only prepare grass for winter, but also give you a head start towards achieving that green lawn next spring.

When buying lawn fertilizers, read the instructions on the bag carefully and ask someone at the store for details about the fertilizer products in question. A particular product may not be suitable for some types of grass. Likewise, when applying lawn fertilizers, follow directions explicitly, concerning how much to apply, how often they should be applied, and under what conditions they should be applied.

Lawn fertilizers are best applied with fertilizer spreaders. NEVER fill the applicator with the spreader parked on the lawn. This causes grass-burn. This happens by accidentally discharge too much fertilizer while loading. Instead, fill the applicator somewhere else, and then push the spreader onto the lawn being treated.

Of course, as a substitute for chemical lawn fertilizers, can be achieved with organic and simply top dress your lawns with compost in spring and fall. If you keep your grass well-fed with compost, it has a better chance of crowding weeds out (and avoiding pest invasions, too).

A lush green landscape enhances your image in the community, while preserving and increasing your property’s value. Affordable Contractors is a Cincinnati favorite for creating and maintaining beautiful landscapes all throughout the tristate area.