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How Often Should You Fertilize Your Lawn?

Thursday, July 11, 2013

A great question about when to fertilize your lawn…

How Often Should You Fertilize Your Lawn?
Lawn maintenance is tricky. When people ask how often their lawns should be fertilized, they have no idea how complex that question can be.

For example, different lawn fertilizers do different things. Some help your lawn to grow while others help it produce vivid green color, and others may do a combination of both or neither. Some fertilizers are instant, and others are time-release, which will also play a role in how often you need to fertilize your lawn.

So how do you answer that question?

Well, you start with the type of grass that you have. Many types of lawn grass require different fertilizing schedules. Working with a lawn maintenance company can help you sort out some of aspects of lawn fertilization.

Some grass types grow best in cooler weather, while others grow better in hot climates. Fertilizing will depend on when your grass grows the most. Also, how often you mow your lawn plays a part. Lawns grow faster the more they are cut. So your fertilizer schedule is dependent upon your mowing schedule.

A few tips to think about before fertilizing:
• Make sure to water you lawn regularly before fertilizing. Never just fertilize a dehydrated lawn, because the fertilizer will likely burn it.
• Make sure to water the lawn each time that fertilizer is added.
• Fertilize in the cooler parts of the day, like morning or evening.

Remember that if you have questions about your lawn or how to care for it, we are happy to help answer those questions for you. Just give us a call here: 864.242.9615

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