It has been said that a person’s home is their castle. If that’s true, then a person’s property is their kingdom. So take pride in your lawn. Rid your kingdom of weeds by knowing when to fertilize and help it grow to be as healthy and green as possible.
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When To Fertilize
Great lawn care starts with regular, annual fertilization and knowing when to fertilize. The best time to put down the first application is in early spring, just as (or even slightly before) things are starting to bud and grow again. This is because as soon as the good grass and flowers start to come back, so will those pesky, undesirable weeds. An early spring fertilizer application will nip those weeds in the bud, so to speak, and keep them spotting up your yard and taking nutrients away from the more attractive flora that you do want.
Speaking of nutrients, an early spring application will also infuse the soil with the nutrients it needs to help ensure a greener, fuller, healthier lawn and make your lawn care skills the talk of the neighborhood.
Next, you’ll want to follow up with a late spring fertilizer application. Even the best fertilizers eventually wash away and new weed seedlings fly in to attack your yard. This second application of fertilizer will keep perennial weeds from coming back and will stop the annual infiltration of dandelion and other such invaders from rearing their ugly heads.
These two spring applications are also necessary in order to deal with two other enemies always looking to invade your kingdom. Have you ever noticed little tunnel mounds of soft dirt beneath your feet? You probably know that this is evidence of gophers burrowing through your yard. But do you know why these gophers have chosen to root around in your roots? Grubs! Insects! Without proper fertilization, your yard will literally be crawling with them, prime eating for the nutritionally savvy gopher.
Knowing when to fertilize and putting down the two spring fertilizer applications will ward off the grubs and insects and thus prevent the gophers from following them into your yard.
Third and fourth are the summer and fall applications. The summer application is primarily another infusion of nutrients to keep your lawn green through the hot and frequently dry weather. Once your lawn has survived the summer sun, it’s then time to help it recover with the fall application.
The final step in the annual cycle of lawn care is the winterizing application. This puts nutrients deep down to help your lawn survive the cold season and bounce back earlier and greener next spring.
Six steps to a greener, healthier lawn. Soon, you’ll be able to survey your kingdom with pride. But no king is his own groundskeeper. Have someone else do the work.
The professionals at Nixa Lawn Service, for example, do an excellent job following this six-step process. They use a high grade fertilizer called Turf Formula, the same stuff used on golf courses to green up the green and by farmers to give their soil the most nutrients possible and ensure the best harvest.
Have Nixa Lawn Care put down the fertilizer for your lawn while you sit back and enjoy the results. It’s good to be king!