A green, healthy lawn can add to your home’s value and increase the attractiveness factor of your property significantly. While most people know just how attractive a healthy lawn is, they may not know the best methods of achieving their goal. The key to a picture perfect lawn is the precise application of fertilizer, which can be tricky business. Too little fertilizer leaves your grass undernourished and dull, while too much can leave brown spots while potentially contaminating groundwater.
Timing is Key
When it comes to fertilizing your lawn, it’s essential to determine the best time for initial application and ideal frequency with which to re-apply. In most cases, you won’t want to apply fertilizer when grass is dormant during the winter months, and will probably only require a maximum of two applications each year.
Determining Ideal Measurements
The square footage of your lawn will be the primary factor to consider when determining how much fertilizer you’ll need. Overestimating the size of your property can lead to excessive applications, which can damage grass crops and lead to contaminating runoff. Underestimation, on the other hand, can lead to a too-sparse application which offers little to no benefit.
The type of grass growing on your property will also be a determining factor, as different varieties have different demand levels. The best way to determine how much and how often you should fertilize your lawn is to consult a landscaping professional in your area to discuss your needs, the size of your lawn and the ideal timing for fertilization in your regional climate. Together, you and your landscaper can create a dazzling lawn display.
Posted on behalf of Dusty Edinger, Tommy Gun Lawn Care