Feed your lawn

Last week we talked about proper watering for your lawn, but your grass needs to “eat” too.  As this article explains, your lawn can find most of the nutrition it needs naturally in the soil.  However, adding fertilizer can make it easier for grass to flourish around your home.  Here are some quick tips about using fertilizer.

  1. Pretty much any fertilizer consists of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, but the proportions of these elements vary depending on which fertilizer you choose.
  2. To determine which proportion is best for your lawn, do a pH test (which you can buy at garden centers) of your soil and address any imbalance of nutrients with your fertilizer.
  3. The time of year, climate, type of grass, and condition of your lawn are other factors when choosing a fertilizer.  The descriptions on the fertilizer container can guide you to which proportion is appropriate.
  4. Fertilizer is available in solid, liquid, synthetic, and organic forms.  The article we’ve linked to above explains the pros and cons of each.  In general, solid fertilizers are best for homeowners and choosing between synthetic and organic is a matter of personal preference.

We hope this can help keep your lawn looking its best, and that you’ll contact us for your irrigation and lighting systems that can take your yard to a whole new level.

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