When it comes to landscaping, the idea of turf fertilizer can seem simple enough; but if you don’t know how much, what type to use, and when to use it, you may actually end up causing more harm to your lawn than you’re helping it.
Certain times of year are better than others, simply because your turf will be at different stages in its growth cycle. One of the best ways you can ensure your turf is getting the proper treatment is to leave it in the hands of a professional landscaping maintenance team—they offer lawn spraying services including the application of turf fertilizer. They’ll also be able to recognize certain areas that may need more or less fertilizer and even when to hold off; that’s their area of expertise, and if you’re handling it all on your own, your lack of knowledge can have lasting effects.
Know Your Turf
As you might already know, turf fertilizer comes in both solid and liquid form; but they also come in various formulations. Think of them like vitamins and dietary supplements for your grass—they provide missing key nutrients into the soil so that the roots of your lawn can absorb those missing nutrients and get healthy. It’s extremely important to know what your lawn needs to determine the type of turf fertilizer that should be used, so whether you leave it in the hands of a professional or decide to do it on your own, make sure you test the soil to assess the situation.
Mind Your Form
Still thinking turf fertilizer is just turf fertilizer? Read the labels, and you’ll soon find out there’s more than meets the eye. There are complete fertilizers, which contain nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium; incomplete fertilizers, which contain only two of the previously mentioned elements; general purpose fertilizers, which are more of a one-size-fits-all version; special purpose fertilizers, which are formulated to perform specific functions; organic fertilizers, which are made from eco-friendly ingredients like bone meal and chicken manure; and synthetic fertilizers. It can be overwhelming, just choosing the right one; but all of them play their various roles in keeping your turf healthy.
Reclaim your turf and make it grow strong and healthy! Give the team at Executive Landscaping, Inc., a call today!