Ready for Spring? Tips for Lawn Fertilizer Application

Posted on: 18 November 2022

Winter is in full swing right now, but spring will be here before you know it. When spring does arrive, you'll need to fertilize your lawn. Spring fertilizer applications can help keep your lawn healthy all year long. If you're not sure how to fertilize your lawn, read the information provided here. Here are four tips to avoid mistakes with your lawn fertilizer.

Choose the Right Fertilizer

When it comes to fertilizing your lawn, the first thing you need to do is choose the right one. To start, you'll need to choose between organic and non-organic fertilizers. For organic fertilizer, you can choose between mulch, composite, and steer manure. There are also a variety of non-organic fertilizers to choose from. If you're not sure what type of fertilizer to choose for your lawn, talk to a landscape service provider. They can help you choose the right fertilizer for your lawn. 

Get the Application Right

If you want to get your lawn off to a good start next spring, be sure to get the right fertilizer application. Many homeowners think that they need to apply the maximum dose to their lawns. That's not the case though. In fact, too much fertilizer can harm your lawn. Instead, start the season by applying a small dose of fertilizer to your lawn. If you don't get the desired results, apply another dose of fertilizer the next month. Keep track of the applications. That way, you know where to start the following year. 

Wait for the Growth Cycle

If you apply fertilizer as soon as the weather warms up, you need to change your schedule. Applying fertilizer too early in the season can reduce effectiveness. That's why you should let the weather warm up for a few weeks before you apply the fertilizer. That way, your lawn can start the annual growth cycle. If you do want to add nutrients early in the season, rely on a mulching lawn mower. Lawn clippings are rich in nitrogen. You can rely on lawn clippings all season long. 

Watch for the Rainstorms

When it comes to fertilizing your lawn next spring, be sure to watch for rainstorms. You might think that applying fertilizer before a rainstorm is the right way to go. After all, rain can help soak the fertilizer into the soil, but that's not the case. For the best results, you want to apply lawn fertilizer after the rain. That way, the fertilizer doesn't get washed away. 

Reach out to a lawn fertilization service to learn more.


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