Landscaping Tips

How often should I Fertilize my lawn?

Ideally, a home lawn only needs to be fertilized when nutrient levels drop below what’s needed to maintain it in a healthy condition.
Fertilizers usually contain the three major nutrients: nitrogen (N) to promote leaf growth and dark green color, phosphorous (P) for root growth, and potassium (K) for stress resistance. Sometimes you will see (S) for sulfur, this will encourage a greener lawn and can help change pH back to acidic conditions if alkalinity is an issue. The three numbers on the bag represent the percentages of each of these elements – always in the order “N-P-K” or “N-P-K-S. Unless the instructions say otherwise, inorganic, commercial fertilizers must always be watered-in after they have been applied. Otherwise, you’ll burn your lawn.

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