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When to start Fertilization Program?

When is the best time to start fertilization?  The short answer is there is no perfect time to start but if you are thinking about starting we suggest starting in the fall over any other season.  This year more so than any of the previous years we had a mild winter.  Meaning the weeds you saw in March and April, those were still winter weeds. Putting down a pre emergent now will help you ensure that the winter weeds will stop from germinating. To have a good looking lawn you have to start making good decisions in the fall that will have a positive effect in the spring. Set yourself up NOW for success!!

Most people are often unaware of the steps needed to creating and maintaining a beautiful lawn.  Your lawn and landscape require attention and care in order to look their best.  They need food, water and proper maintenance.  While just performing 1 or 2 of these doesn’t mean your lawn will die, it does mean it will not meet its true potential.  Like everything in life, you get out of it what you put into it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  What’s the secret to getting green grass?
A:  There are 3 main keys to a beautiful lawn.  Care for it, feed it, water it.  Think of your lawn like a person.  You get out of what you put into it.  To be healthy and have a vibrant green color it needs to have it’s basic needs cared for.

Q: Why do I have to fertilize the yard some many times?  Isn’t 2 or 3 times enough?
A:  Your lawn requires a certain amount of Nitrogen, its main food source, over the course of the year.  If you apply too much at one time it will actually burn the grass and cause damage and in some cases kill the grass.  The reason for multiple applications is to give just the right amount without causing the damage.

Q:  Can I get a maintenance free landscape?
A:  There is no such thing!  Some landscapes require less maintenance than others but plants will have to be taken care of throughout the year in order for them to look their best.  As a general rule you should perform maintenance in your landscape at least twice a year, spring and fall.

Q:  How often should I water my grass?
A:  Overwatering is one of the most common mistakes.  Most people water more frequently and for short periods.  The best situation is to water fewer times during the week for longer periods.  This promotes a deeper root system as the grass has to go deeper to reach water.

Q:  Why should I mow my yard every week and not every 2 weeks?
A:  When maintaining your grass how much of the blade that gets cut is very important.  You only ever want to cut around 1/3 of the grass blade when mowing.  If you are properly watering and feeding your yard it will grown to much over a 2 week span and require you to cut more that 1/3 of the blade.

If you have any questions or comments, contact us!