Lawn Fertilization

It is often hard to maintain a grass and keep it as fresh as you’d want it to be. Between pests, climate, and different adversaries, you’ll need to ensure that your grass looks as sound as it could be expected under the circumstances. Lawns that are slowgrowing, discolored with plenty of invading weeds and pests might not be properly fertilized. Fertilizers are a key requirement to grow and maintain a healthy lawn. Your lawn grass needs the fertilizers as much as they needwater and sunshine to grow healthy and lush green.  Property holders have utilized fertilizers on their yards for quite a long time; however, do you know the reasons why fertilizers and pest control chemicals are so imperative? There are several benefits of spreading fertilizers across your lawn every few months.

1.    Fertilizers have all the essential nutrients needed for plant growth

A high quality, nutrientrich soil is all you need to maintain a great looking lawn.Generally, there are three key/fundamental nutrients in soils that if deficient can retard the growth and well-being of plants. They are; phosphorous, potassium,and nitrate. All these fundamental nutrients play a vital role in plant nutrition and health. In spite of the fact that these elements are natural to most soils, they are often washed away as the soil suffers at the hands of time, rain, and harsh weather.  

The outcome of this long-suffering is a soil deficient of one or more of these key elements. At the end of the day, what you get is a lawn full of discolored grasses. Fertilizers provide a boost of nutrients to encourage healthy and lush growth of the lawn grass. They have an abundance of these key elements and other elements needed to keep your lawn fresh from January to December.

2. Fertilizers are very easy to use

Fertilization is an easy job. You don’t necessarily need to have a Ph.D., MSc or any intense training whatsoever before you can use fertilizers for your lawn. If you don’t want to engage a professional to take care of your lawn’s fertilization for you, you can without much of a stretch spread the fertilizer across your entire garden. On the other hand, you’ll have to ensure that the fertilizer is evenly spread across the garden. To achieve this, you’ll need to follow the guidelines to the letter. It is simple and will make your lawn look great.

3. Fertilizers improve and boost growth

Every homeowner has experienced the frustration of a grass that grows thick and healthy in one patch of the lawn, while thin and sparse in another patch. This is mostly due to the lack of nutrition in the thin and sparse growing grass in the lawn. The uneven distribution of nutrients is due to several factors that affect soil fertility.

A healthy lawn needs plenty of nutrients to flourish. This is probably the main reason a lot of homeowners use fertilizers for their lawns and why you should too. Fertilizers boost the nutrients in the soil, thereby making the soil more nourishing for your garden plants. In this way, causing them to grow faster than they would in normal conditions. Fertilizers will make your lawn grass grow deeper and root better. A healthy and properly fertilized lawn is more tolerant to pests and diseases. The grass grows thicker with better fertilization and becomes harder for the pests to take hold.

Supply your lawn with plenty of nutrients to grow stronger and last longer. Truth be told, you’ll probably outplay yourself thinking your soil can cater to all the nutritional needs of your lawn and plants without fertilization.  

4. Fertilizers does not cost much

Like most homeowners, you are probably worried about the cost of fertilizers. It is almost expected that you’ll want to get the best living conditions for your cherished lawn without putting a dent on your budget. The good news is that you won’t be stressing your budget when you buy fertilizers for your loved yard, as fertilizers are cost-effective. The cost of buying fertilizers is very low. They will make your lawn grow healthy with minimal investment, which can help you save money and maintain the curb appeal of your lawn. You can also save the cost ofany potential repair and landscaping that may need to be invested if your lawn needs to be redone. Fertilization is always a great way to keep your lawn looking great.

To ensure that you get optimal results with your fertilization efforts, you should also consider lime treatment for your lawn.

  • Lime treatment

A lot of factors can retard the growth of your lawn; from harsh weather to pests and diseases, the list is quite extensive. But one of the most obvious of these factors is the soil’s PH level or the soil acidity levels. Soil pH levels affect the microbial activity in the soil that causes the decomposition of the organic matter and provides nutrients to the soil.

Generally, neutral pH provides conducive conditions for microbial processes that increase the availability of sulfur, nitrogen, and phosphorus. This is where lime treatment comes in. Lime treatment can help your lawn to recover the nutrients that have been lost due to acidity. By treating your yard with lime, you can correct the PH levels in the soil, reduce weed growth, and sustain the microbial activity in your yard. Also, this treatment enhances the plant’s root development which brings about better absorption of soil nutrients. By fertilizing your yard every few months, you’ll be able to keep your lawn fresh and healthy. Although you’ll have to expel grub from your yard as well.

  • Grub Fertilization

Grubs are beetles’ larvae, and they live and dine on your grass a few inches below the grass. When you have these gruesome plant eaters in your lawn, you’llhave to worry about digging animals that want to eat them as well. In case you suspect a grub infestation, examine your lawn carefully by peeling back a square foot of green grass in multiple facets and keep repeating this practice throughout the year. If you find only a few grubs you don’t need to worry but if you see more than 6 grubs in each section, then it’s an indication of a serious problem.

The first thing that comes in your mind is to get rid of the creepy grubs.  The best remedy is to get Grub treatment chemicals and spray them on your yard. The best time to apply the grub control treatment is before or while the grubs are hatching.

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