When to Fertilize
Knowing when to fertilize can be tricky and it will likely vary based on the climate you live in and the grass you are growing. But generally speaking, when outside temperatures reach around 55 degrees F, it is a good time to start fertilizing. Most lawns require fertilization every 6-8 weeks through the summer and fall. The more you water your lawn, the more often you will need to fertilize. As the grass grows, it will use more nutrients and need more fertilization.
Picking a Fertilizer
There are a few things you should know before picking out the fertilizer that will most benefit your lawn. Consider the type of grass you are growing and the climate that you are growing in. Try a pH soil test to determine what level of pH would supply optimal grown for your lawn.
Fertilizers are labeled with three numbers that represent the nutrients of nitrogen, nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium. Each of these nutrients will boost a different type of growth, many lawns do well with a 3:1:2 or 4:1:2 combination.
The Fertilization Process
After picking out the best fertilizer, it’s important to determine the best method for your lawn care need. Consistent and even application is key to a healthy lawn without any patchy or thinning spots.
If you’re eager to get started and don’t want the simplicity of hiring a company our suggestion is to try the scotts 4 step plan. It won’t have the micro / miners that a professional company will have but it’s a good basic program. All you have to do is follow the seasonal directions and put it down.
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