Your lawn is more delicate than you might suppose, and requires care and maintenance to keep it healthy, strong, lush, and green. Regular lawn mowing and a well balanced watering system appropriate for the season are included in even the most basic lawn maintenance program. But another element many folks neglect or do very little is the lawn fertilization throughout the year. Fertilizing your lawn will help you achieve the greenest of the green, softest of the soft, and healthy of healthiest turf. Ensuring that you do mowing, watering, and fertilizing are all crucial to the care of your lawn to promote proper growth and minimize the effects of disease and pests. Fertilizing your lawn adds supportive nutrients to the soil to amplify the roots and increase the appearance and health of your lawn. With that in mind, we at Matt Myette Landscaping would like to shine the light on lawn fertilization and the recommended schedule to reach the maximum potential of your lawn.
What Does High Nitrogen Lawn Fertilizer Do?
Lawn fertilization is an important component to lawn maintenance as it feeds your lawn and stimulates the essential nitrogen. Nitrogen is vital for healthy grass, growth, and beautiful greens. With a well fed soil, your turf is also stronger and can be more equipped to recover from trauma; crushed by heavy objects or extreme weather conditions for example.
How Often Does My Lawn Need Fertilization? In Spring and/or Fall?
The root system benefits more specifically to proper lawn fertilization maintenance and contributes to a healthy diet for your lawn. Spring time fertilization treatment is not enough, experts recommend giving lawn fertilization treatments four times a year on a quarterly basis to achieve your goals of a strong, healthy, green, and durable grassy yard. Once a year fertilization is substantial, however, four times a year is optimal and in the first year, you will see a dramatic change in your lawn’s appearance and integrity.
Lawn Fertilizer Schedule & Calender
Below is the recommended fertilization schedule for your lawn, for superior results contact a professional lawn care specialist to utilize premium fertilization products.
1) Early Spring Fertilizer: The first application of fertilization for the year occurs in early spring. This treatment is necessary to aid in a pre-emergent control of crabgrass and other grassy weeds. Find a quality fertilizer that is optimal for the type of grass you have and controls common weeds in your area. If you are doing the lawn fertilization application yourself, always follow the label’s instructions.
2) Late Spring Fertilization: Late spring is the second treatment which will enrich the lawn with the needed nitrogen to produce energy. This will deliver an abundance of support to your turf during the surge in spring. In preparation for your grass to gain its full potential and survive the high temperatures, blowing winds, and additional abuse with summer activities, this treatment is beneficial.
3) Early Summer Fertilizer: By early to mid summer, the third treatment should be administered. Now the fertilizer treatment is stimulating and strengthening the plant tissue to increase resistance to the onslaught of the diseases that occur during the summer months when the grass is already stressed to the weather and other factors.
4) Late Fall Fertilization: Finally, the last treatment should be applied in late fall. As part of winterizing your lawn, this treatment will improve the deep development of the roots and encourage the spring time arousal.
Lawn Care Fertilization & More in Greater Morrisville, Stowe & Lamoille County, Vermont
Fertilizing your lawn requires diligence and time. If you have none to spare, contact Matt Myette Landscaping to care for the fertilization of your lawn and other such maintenance and care for your lawn.