How Your Garden Grows: Agricultural Production 101

Tips For Fertilizing Your Lawn

If you invest time and money into growing a lawn from seed or laying down sod, you are sure to want your grass to remain lush and healthy for many years to come. One of the keys to a great lawn is ensuring that it is fertilized regularly. A lawn that is not fertilized may be harder to maintain, may not be as green, and may develop dead spots in areas where the grass does not receive the nutrients that it needs. Luckily, keeping your lawn fertilized does not have to be difficult. Use the following tips for fertilizing the grass in your yard.

Fertilize at the Right Time

If you want your fertilizer to work as intended, it is important to fertilize your lawn at the right time. For many types of grass, fertilizing in the spring when soil temperatures rise is best. If you live in an area that requires overseeding for winter grass, you will also want to apply fertilizer to your lawn during the fall months. It is important to learn as much as you can about the type of grass in your yard so you can time your fertilizing right, since fertilizing at the wrong time will not benefit your grass as much as it should.

Invest in High-Quality Fertilizer

Since fertilizer is so important to keep your lawn in good condition, it is important to use a very high-quality fertilizer. In this day and age, you may want to look for an organic fertilizer that contains all of the nutrients and compounds that your grass needs to thrive. A high-quality fertilizer may cost a little bit more money, but using one will help keep your grass alive and prevent the need to reseed your yard or remove your grass and lay down new sod. Thus, a high-quality fertilizer is a very good investment in the long run.

Opt for a Slow-Release Fertilizer

If you want your grass to have all of the benefits of a good fertilizer over a longer period of time, a slow-release fertilizer is a really good option. This type of fertilizer is designed to ensure that the nutrients break down over an extended period of time, so your grass is continually receiving everything that it needs to grow and maintain strong roots.Using a slow-release fertilizer also means that you won't have to worry about applying fertilizer as often. 

Learn more about organic fertilizer for lawn care by speaking to a fertilizer supplier near you.