|Lawn fertilization explained:|
I use a combination of granular, slow release fertilizer and a liquid weed control. The fertilizer applications are performed approximately every 5-6 weeks to provide your lawn with the nutrients it needs to look its best. The nutrients contained within the fertilizer are nitrogen, phosphate and potash (potassium).
Each of these nutrients are briefly explained below:
Nitrogen – produces growth and dark color.
Phosphate – promotes strong root growth.
Potash (Potassium) – helps your grass withstand stress including drought and/or disease.
When applying fertilizer, the following variables are extremely important to achieve the best possible results:
- Timing: It is important that the correct fertilizer is applied at the correct time of year.
- Rate: The precise amount of fertilizer must be applied. Too little will not get results and too much could result in burning the turf.
- Product: The correct percentage of Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potash (Potassium) must be applied.
I personally apply all fertilizer/weed control to ensure the correct products are used and are applied at the correct time and rate. Applications are performed approximately every 5-6 weeks throughout the growing season beginning in March and ending in early December.
A liquid weed control is applied in the spring and early summer to eliminate any weeds that have germinated.