Fertilizer acts as vitamins for your lawn-using too much is harmful, using too little when needed can result in susceptibility to diseases and poor health. A healthy, well maintained lawn is pleasing to look at and increases the value of the home.
When do I fertilize my lawn?
The best time to fertilize cool-season grasses is in late spring or early fall.
What is in a bag of fertilizer and why is it important?
A bag of fertilizer contains nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K). Nitrogen helps plants to grow rapidly and produce large amounts of green leaves. Phosphorus helps with seedling development, cell building and root growth. Potassium helps the entire cell structure of a plant by making it more resistant to disease and physical damage due to heavy foot traffic.
What type and how much fertilizer should I use?
If you have any questions call your local lawn care service.
How do I apply fertilizer?
Always use a broadcast spreader or a drop spreader. Make sure the calibration setting is correct on the spreader according to the manufacturer. Adjust the spreader application dial to distribute 1/2 the fertilizer bag/s recommended setting. This allows two applications of the recommended coverage, which assures even and thorough coverage. Make the first application in an up-and-down pattern, covering the entire lawn. Begin the second application immediately, in a left-to-right pattern to cover the entire lawn.
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Tall Fescue/Ultra 3D Sod Blend Bluegrass Mix & Ultra 3D Sod Blend Bluegrass Mix
Both grasses require 1/2 inch to 1 inch of water as a deep soaking every 3 to 7 days to encourage a deep, healthy root system during hot or dry weather. Avoid frequent, shallow watering, which results in shallow roots and permitting weed germination and growth.
Diseases and pests are natural occurrences, even in well maintained lawns. If you think that you have a problem or for more information for prevention, please contact your local professional lawn care service.
Ultra 3D Sod Blend Bluegrass Mix
Tall Fescue/Ultra 3D Blend Bluegrass Mix
Mowing is an important part of keeping your lawn healthy. A dull lawnmower blade actually rips or tears the grass rather than cutting it evenly. Ripping or tearing can create a breeding ground for disease and other problems in the plant tissue. Cutting the grass too short is another common mistake that encourages weed growth, increases heat stress during dry or hot periods and make your lawn more susceptible to insects and disease.