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Proper Fertilization Techniques:
A thick, green, weed free lawn starts with proper fertilizing practices.
Use Slow Release Granular Fertilizer:
Using slow release granular fertilizers are best because they provide timed release that feeds the lawn evenly over a 3-5 week period. Quick release fertilizers feed the lawn too quickly causing the lawn to green up quick but starve later. A steady release of nutrients is the best way to fertilize.
Apply The Right Amount of Fertilizer Every Year:
The key ingredient in fertilizer is nitrogen. Nitrogen is what feeds the roots of the grass and keeps the lawn looking green. Most lawns require around 4 pounds of nitrogen per 1,000 square feet yearly. However, this fertilizer should not be over-applied in one application. It should be spread out evenly throughout the growing season.
Choosing the right fertilizer and applying it correctly is critical to having a healthy lawn. If you have any questions about this topic or any other lawn care related topics, take a look at our blog archive! It’s full of lawn care tips and tricks. Need a hand dealing with your lawn care issues? Get a free quote from Dr. Green today.