The Intricacies of Fertilizer

Ask any lawn care expert and its likely you’ll get as many different answers to the question “is it really necessary to fertilize my lawn” as there are blades of grass to be…. well, fertilized. Where there is little debate whether or not a newly planted lawn needs the additional nourishment fertilizer, the argument as to whether an established lawn needs fertilizer continues to grow faster than the most annoying weeds. Around the country, different grass species and the environments they grow in help to determine the level of need for lawn fertilizer and the frequency at which it is required.

Understanding just how much of what nutrient your lawn requires for healthy lush growth is where lawn fertilization starts to get complicated. For example, nitrogen is recognized as your lawn’s most required nutrient but each type of grass, the area’s climate and available moisture levels all play a part in factoring in just how much nutrient your lawn actually requires. Your lawn also needs phosphorus and potassium in order to help it grow the strong foundation of roots that keep it resistant to both drought and pests.

Homeowners also get confused as just what fertilizer they should be using. With the variety of organic, granular and liquid fertilizers available in both quick and slow release formulas, many homeowners get overwhelmed enough to quit before they ever even start. Your professional lawn care company in Olathe should be fully knowledgeable regarding the amounts and types of fertilizers and be able to apply them in the correct manner. Because fertilizer in the wrong hands can actually do more harm than good, it’s important to get advice from a professional lawn care company that understands the needs of a variety of grass species and the local climate and its effects.

Call the experts at Rooted Landscape for a full lawn analysis that helps you determine just what your grass needs and to develop a treatment plan meant to deliver a lush and beautiful carpet of lawn.