Spring lawn fertilizer is crucial for a lush lawn year-round
The start of spring brings a sense of renewal. Light jackets replace heavy coats; people enjoy outdoor activities, and flowers begin to bloom. And, just as homeowners embark on spring cleaning inside their homes, the outside is calling for equal care and attention. Dry leaves need raking, and the lawn needs your loving care to maintain luster and health throughout the season. A spring lawn fertilizer will become a vital part of spring cleaning your lawn; however, you must pay attention to the type of fertilizer you use and how much you apply.
Knowing when, and how, to apply fertilizer will be the difference between a vibrant lawn and one that lacks luster.
Remember, just as spring brings new life, the dehydrating months of summer can be hard for plants to withstand. Since many grass types need to establish a strong and sturdy root system in the spring to endure the harsh conditions of summer, fertilization should be done during the early beginnings of spring, and be a primary focus of homeowners.
Your lawn will definitely yield great results if a spring lawn fertilizer is applied in the right amounts, and at the right times. Bear in mind, however, achieving a healthy lawn requires ongoing maintenance which begins before spring. While spring lawn fertilizer and maintenance is an important step in obtaining a beautiful lawn, a lawn must always be nurtured throughout the year.
Too Much Spring Lawn Fertilizer Is Not a Good Thing
We’ve all, at some point, gotten ‘fertilizer happy’ when it came to feeding our lawns. Though efforts were undoubtedly well-intentioned, too much fertilizer isn’t always a good thing, especially in the spring. While fertilization is important for the lawn, applying an excessive amount of spring lawn fertilizer can cause weed growth and disease. So, in addition to limiting the amount of spring lawn fertilizer, it’s also important to not apply it at the very start of spring.
Although your lawn will boast a beautiful green luster after application, fertilizing it too early encourages top growth, which damages the root system. Furthermore, if the roots of a lawn are fragile and weak, they’re less likely to withstand the dry and hot conditions of summer. The after effects of early spring fertilization can actually defeat the purpose of feeding your lawn.
So, how do you give your lawn just the right amount of spring cleaning? By waiting until mid to late April to feed the lawn, grass plants will have had time to grow their new longer roots and be ready to get on with vigorous blade growth. When summer heat and drought hit, the lawn will be strong enough to go dormant and wait for eventual rain. I suggest, you don’t over-fertilize, and make sure the spring lawn fertilizer you choose include less nitrogen and more phosphorous, to promote strong and healthy roots. I personally use Lesco Brand fertilizers. The first treatment will be the 24/5/11 plus Pre-Emergent. This formula contains the essential phosphorous which promotes root growth early.
Lesco Lawn Fertilizer
Lesco is a John Deere brand of lawn fertilizers that provide only the highest quality ingredients for slow-release fertilization. Lesco brand fertilizers are granular based and developed to release nutrients slowly and evenly. The granules in the fertilizer blends have a coat which dissolves slowly in the soil. As the coat dissolves over time, nutrients are released giving the lawn a continuous but steady supply needed to maintain the health and beauty of your lawn. Visit the John Deere website to learn more about the Lesco Fertilizers that we use.
Why do we Use Lesco Fertilizers?
One simple reason…they are the best. Not all fertilizers are created equal and Lesco provides more active ingredients and healthy nutrients for your lawn. Lesco fertilizers also lack harsh chemicals which makes them safe for people and pets. In addition, they are organic-based and made from animal sources such as compost, blood meal, bone meal, seaweed extracts, and humic and amino acids that help activate existing nutrients in the soil. Another major benefit of Lesco granular fertilizers is that they do not require a drying time so your lawn will be safe and ready for foot traffic and use by pets shortly after the application.
What does that mean for you?
Every application is used with the highest quality products for the most consistent, well-balanced results throughout your entire lawn care schedule. Lawn Ranger lawn care is dedicated to achieving the best possible results for your lawn which is why we only use the highest quality products. Lesco products are well recognized in the lawn care industry, and it is only with these top quality products that we can deliver a level of service and the desired result that meets are high standards of excellent lawn care.
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