Lawn fertilization is a popular offering for nearly all landscape maintenance companies. But is it really worth the investment? Will it really improve the look and feel of your turf?
Fertilization not only helps to grow a thicker and healthier lawn, but it can also make your turf greener too. When fertilizer is spread over your grass, it seeps into the soil, restoring nutrients that have leached out from the dirt over the years. The improved soil quality helps your grass strengthen its roots. A healthy and thick lawn helps prevent weeds too!
We typically recommend 5 fertilization applications a year. Each individual application is built to serve your grass what it needs at that specific time of year. The first application is really one of the most important as not only helps to stimulate healthy growth, it serves as a pre-emergent treatment for crabgrass control. Be sure to clean all the leaves off of your grass each season as well!
Fertilization is NOT going to fill in big bare spots in your lawn or cure lawn disease. This is why it is wise to have an expert come to examine your turf before applying any treatments. While fertilization is a huge boost for your ugly grass, it is not the only answer.