5 Step Lawn Fertilizer Program: How to Make Your Lawn Green
Creating a Strong, Healthy Lawn
The key to having a beautiful landscape is to have a healthy lawn to go along with it. Growing healthy grass can be a challenge however, because certain weather conditions can do serious damage to it. Our five-step lawn fertilization program can help you grow a strong, green lawn that will last the entire year. If you want to learn more about each of the individual steps in our fertilizer program, please continue reading.
1) Green the lawn in Early Spring
The first step in our program is handled during early spring, typically during March and mid-April. During this time, fertilizer is applied to help the lawn grow back after winter has concluded and the ground starts to thaw. The main goal is to help strengthen the lawn so it stays green and healthy throughout the year. This step also involves preventing crabgrass from sprouting up in your landscape.
2) Strengthen the Lawn in Late Spring
As spring continues, we will continue to apply fertilizer that will help your lawn grow. The fertilizer will help enhance the color of the lawn so it will stay a beautiful shade of green late into the season.
Late into April we start cracking down on weed control, since plenty of actively growing weeds can start popping up. This includes broadleaf weeds like dandelions, which can make your lawn unsightly if they are allowed to grow out of control. Weed controller liquid will be applied to the lawn to kill off any troublesome weeds.
3) Strengthen Even More & Prevent Insects From Eating Your Lawn
We all know how important it is to have a great lawn for graduation parties, barbecues, and other summer parties you might host. This next step involves helping your lawn during the hot summer months. The heat of the summer can cause your lawn to turn brown and start to die. Fertilizer is applied in early June that will help strengthen the lawn as the temperature starts going up.
During the summers grubs and other insects start showing up, and plenty of them love to eat grass. When we go into a summer fertilization, we also make sure these insects do not cause damage to your lawn. If there are any persistent weeds still hanging around at this time we will take care of them as well.
4) Restore Color & Eliminate Weeds During Fall
After the summer ends your grass may start to thin and lose its color. This happens because the lawn usually goes dormant when the weather gets hotter. Once September arrives, we will apply more fertilizer so the lawn so it can keep growing during the rest of the fall. This fertilizer will also help the lawn get its color back if the colors started to fade out.
Fall is also a natural time for weeds to start growing again, since they typically germinate during the summer. Any weeds that start sprouting as a result of this will be properly dealt with at this time.
5) Grow Strong Roots For Your Lawn to Survive Winter
The final step in our program could be considered the most important one, as it involves preparing the lawn for the cold winter months. Lawns are at a high risk during the winter, especially when the snow starts to fall. Starting in November, seasonal fertilizer is applied to the lawn that helps the grass develop strong, healthy roots.
These well-developed roots will make it a lot easier for the grass to stay healthy through the rest of winter. In addition, this makes it easier for any lost grass to grow back when spring rolls around again.