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Landscaping and Lawn Care: 4 Fertilizing Tips To Know

landscapingLandscaping and Lawn Care: 4 Fertilizing Tips To Know

Landscaping and lawn care involves regular fertilizing is important in helping your lawn maintain its appearance and health. Grasses need to survive in harsh environments. Most evolved on prairies and ranges, and now they’re placed under extremely stressful situations including poor mowing and urban soils. They need to compete with other shrubs, grasses, and trees for nutrients and water. And grass clippings, which provides them with nitrogen, is often removed.

If you want to be a well versed weekend fertilizer, here are some effective tips from landscaping Charleston experts that you need to know.

Landscaping and Fertilizing Tips From The Pros

Use appropriate fertilizer

There different types of fertilizers in the market today. Find the one that has slow release nitrogen. You can search for it on the bag’s label, in the section where it says “Guaranteed Minimum Analysis.” Generally speaking, the more slow release nitrogen it contains, the better. This will help them feed the grass equally, cut back on the growth flushes that could make moving more difficult, and also minimizes the possibility of nutrients leaving the lawn prematurely.

Apply the fertilizer at the appropriate rate

Follow the instructions on the label regarding the process of application. Keep in mind that more does not necessarily mean that it’s better. Adding too much fertilizer will cause your grass to excessively fast. And when you apply more fertilizer than what the plants can use, that will increase the likelihood of negative environmental effects. If you’re using the weed and feed products, too much herbicides may harm your grass as well as the other plants you have in your yard. On the other hand, if you add too little fertilizer, it won’t provide your grass with the nutrients it needs to be healthy. The appropriate amount of fertilizer will help your grass be healthy and will prepare it to fight against diseases, insects, and weeds.

Fertilize at the correct time

Spring and fall are the best time to apply fertilizer. During the summer season, when the temperatures are high, grasses grow slower. You may need to apply fertilizer but only minimal. Slow release fertilizer can help offer slow yet steady nutrition through the summer. In some areas, the best time to fertilize is late spring through mid summer. It’s the time when the grass is growing fast and requires a lot of fertilizer. Most fertilizers are created for specific regions and specific times of the year.

Add fertilizer at the correct place

Add as much fertilizer on your lawn as you can. Fertilizers tend to wind up on streets, sidewalks, walks, and driveways. Sweep up the fertilizer and return it to the bag or sweep it up and return it into your lawn. Fertilizer that remains on hard surfaces could be washed in water bodies such as streams or storm drains. You can protect water by making sure that the fertilizer stays where it should. In case your fertilizer doesn’t contain insecticides or herbicides, you can fertilize the shrubs and the other plants you have in your lawn when applying fertilizer.

Use science as your guide. Think of getting a soil test that will identify the nutrient status of the soil, especially if you have an unhealthy lawn. A landscaping company can perform this test and offer recommendations on how you can improve your lawn’s health.


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