One of the sweetest joys in life is walking barefooted across lush green grass. Combine that with a garden full of your favorite plants and flowers (and maybe a hammock close by) can help make a perfect setting to enjoy family and friends. If you’re wondering do you need to fertilize your lawn, here are some ways fertilizing can enhance the beauty of your yard.
How to best utilize fertilizer largely depends on the area you’re working with, the type of grass, and the type of fertilizer you use. Regardless of any of those answers, your landscaper or lawn care professional will know the best method of applying fertilizer to your lawn. If you are doing it yourself, instructions will likely be included on the bag.
Is fertilizer good for your lawn? In most cases, in the correct amount, using appropriate lawn fertilizer, and using safety protocols, yes, fertilizer is good for your lawn.
Fertilizing your garden is somewhat different than fertilizing your lawn. You might be working with a smaller area. You might have other issues with your garden that you don’t have with your lawn. You want your flowers, fruits and vegetables, and other plants to flourish, but too much fertilizer can be a bad thing. You also might choose organic fertilizer when growing food that you don’t necessarily use for your flowers and non-edible garden foliage.
Gardens are often fertilized by hand, where as your lawn can be fertilized with a spreader.
Fertilizing in preparation for spring is one of the most benefitable times for lawn care. It can help grass seeds sprout sooner and have the nutrients that are necessary for your lawn’s health. Even though springtime fertilizing will likely enhance your lawn’s lushness and beauty, don’t skimp on fertilizer other times of the year. The variety of grass seed has some bearing on how and when you fertilize.
Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t’ mean your grass and foliage don’t need to be fertilized. They don’t need as much in winter months, and too much can be detrimental. But spreading fertilizer one time before winter sets in can help keep your yard and garden fed until springtime. Let the temperature and the soil help you decide how you want to apply the fertilizer.
Reach out today and find out how Every Season Landscape & Lawn Care can use fertilizer on your lawn and garden to make it look its very best.