The secret to healthy, lush, green lawns is fertilization. Just like you, your grass needs vitamins to thrive. Knowing what, when, and how much to apply is critical to a beautiful lawn. Over fertilizing can lead to lawn diseases and other harmful side effects and can be a waste of time, effort, and money. The three key vitamins needed for the best lawn on the block are phosphorous, nitrogen, and potassium.
Phosphorous encourages root strength and growth. This is vital for new lawns and is important for pre-existing lawns to maintain their health. Lawns with high phosphorous levels will be more resistant to drought, weeds, and lawn diseases.
Nitrogen is responsible for above ground growth, it is a major part of chlorophyll, the chemical that creates that lush green colour. Nitrogen rich lawns will be dense and lush and will grow quickly.
Potassium helps the plant perform correctly and improves the overall function of your lawn. Soil that is potassium rich will help the plant withstand drought and lawn diseases, and more effectively utilize nitrogen.
Fertilizing the correct amount at the correct time is important to the health and appearance of your lawn. Spring is a good time to fertilise as it will boost lawn growth, autumn is also a good time as the nutrients you put down will keep your lawn healthy throughout winter.
Be mindful of which fertilizer you choose and how much you use as you can cause lawn burn and diseases through incorrect use of your fertilizer. Make sure to read the instructions and follow them correctly. Employing a professional to do this is the best way to ensure your lawn is fertilized safely and correctly. Our Lawn Care Program includes 6 annual lawn care treatments. These treatments are timed throughout the year to provide your lawns with the nutrients it needs to stay green and lush year-round. Get in contact to learn more!