Top 6 Grass Fertilization Tips
In today’s environment, every living being needs to compete for food and water to survive. It is valid for your lawn grass too. The lack of nutrients in the soil makes it tough for the grass to endure harsh weather conditions, pests, and diseases. That’s why you need to provide additional nutrients to your yard through fertilizers. Proper fertilization ensures that your lawn stays healthy and withstands all weather conditions.
Here are some tips to help you fertilize your lawn correctly.
Get your soil tested
The first thing you need to do for your fertilization process is getting your soil tested. A soil test reveals the pH balance and nutrient deficiencies in your soil. After you know the deficiencies, you can choose the right fertilizer for your lawn. It is best to ask a professional to help you identify the correct fertilization method for your yard.
Choose the right fertilizer
You can find a variety of fertilizers in the market. However, choosing the right one for your lawn is crucial. Look for slow-release fertilizers that are rich in nitrogen. Slow-release fertilizers spread evenly in your yard to maintain a steady growth rather than quick bursts of growth that you have to mow down quickly.
Timing is essential
Another crucial factor that you need to consider when fertilizing your lawn is the timing of fertilization—fertilizing your yard whenever you want to can do more harm than good. The most common timing when you should fertilize your lawn is during early spring and fall.
Both these timings are essential as the fertilization during this time enables your lawn to withstand summers and winters. You can also fertilize your lawn more than twice a year; however, it would be best to seek professional help before you do so.
Use the right quantity
The fertilizer you plan on using in your yard comes with a set of instructions on the pack. You need to follow those to the dot. Especially the ones that tell you how much fertilizer you need to use per square yard. The fertilizer packing also gives you instructions on how to spread the fertilizer through the lawn. You need to use the same spreader.
Avoid spreading the fertilizers outside the lawn
Often, some fertilizers are left on sidewalks, driveways, and your garage where you store them. Such leftovers can end up in your water sources like ponds or streams and make them toxic. Therefore, always swipe away the fragments into the yard or collect and dispose of them safely in garbage bags.
Prep and follow-up
Always prep your lawn by deep watering it two-three days before you fertilize the lawn. The water makes the soil loose and enables it to absorb the fertilizers quickly and efficiently.
You should also aerate the lawn after fertilization to allow the soil to breathe after fertilization.
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