Fertilizing & Weeding
Caring for your lawn properly requires a routine of fertilizing and weeding. These simple processes are backed by science and are time-tested to bring ultimate growth results to your lawn. Although simple, there is a complexity behind finding the correct type of fertilizer for your needs. It is also important to fertilize at the right times during the growth process. Regular weeding is crucial in creating a lush and healthy lawn and there are different techniques of executing that task.
Types of Fertilizer
Fertilizers for your lawn are typically made with a combination of the nutrient's nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Different fertilizers contain different levels of each of these essential nutrients depending on the needs of your lawn. Nitrogen promotes the growth and colour of your grass. Phosphorus is critical for early establishment of growth and also helps with encouraging flower and root growth. Potassium is important for your lawn because it enhances the usefulness of the nitrogen. The three go hand in hand in creating an overall healthy growth. A soil test is the best way to know exactly what your lawn is lacking and what nutrients it needs more of.
Timing is everything when it comes to the fertilization of your lawn. It is best to fertilize at the very beginning of spring. You want the soil to have reached a temperature of 55 degrees fahrenheit or else the fertilizer may die and the coil will not take in the proper amount of nutrients. A professional landscaper will know when it is time to fertilize again throughout the year. Each time you fertilize you will want to make sure that you are using a fertilizer with the correct balance of nutrients, so it is important to continually test the soil as well.
There are several reasons why people choose to use chemical weed killers to get rid of nasty, unwanted, overgrown weeds. It is easy to apply, normally coming in a spray or powder that can be sprinkled in the area that you need it. There is no kneeling to the ground or dealing with difficult grown in roots. After the weeds die, all you have to do is remove the brown, dead plant matter from the area. Using chemicals can be an issue if you spray it on an area that is not full of weeds, as this area will now die and it is close to impossible to reverse the process.
Pulling weeds is probably the most annoying of all lawn care tasks among typical homeowners. This process requires removing weeds from the root by hand and removing them from the areas so that they do not take root again. Although it requires a lot of time and effort, this process is the best way of successfully getting rid of weeds.