It’s every lawn’s favorite time of year… Spring! A time for regrowth and new life, and that all starts with fertilization. Fertilizing gives your lawn the nourishment it needs after a long dry winter to grow and be healthy all year long. Fertilization creates and wakes up the naturally occurring minerals in the soil that help plants and grass grow healthy and strong. The nutrients that are released from the fertilizer will help the root systems fill in any bare patches in your lawn and deprive weed seeds of spreading.
For a healthy lawn year after year, it is important to perfect your fertilizing schedule. The first feeding of fertilizer should come in the spring when the soil temperature reaches around 55 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the temperature when the flowers begin to blossom and the grass begins to grow. This usually occurs in April. The first application is to apply pre-emergent weed control/fertilizer to help control weeds and crabgrass that can quickly spread throughout a lawn if not treated right away. Weeds usually begin growing when the soil reaches about 60 degree Fahrenheit which is why it is important to start the preventative process in April before they begin to grow.
Fertilizing your grass, year round is essential in maintaining a healthy, prosperous lawn, and it all starts now in the spring. If you have any questions please feel free to give Lola’s Landscape a call at 774-248-4584.