on June 13, 2013 by TruGreen
Summer is that time of year when your lawn takes center stage as family, friends and neighbors spend as much time as possible outdoors. Your lawn is a reflection of you; therefore, you’re no doubt willing to go to great lengths to help your lawn reach its fullest potential.Lawn fertilization plays a significant role in helping your lawn look its best, but there’s more to it than simply buying any bag of fertilizer at the local retailer and throwing it around your lawn. The TruExpertSM certified specialists at TruGreen® understand the science behind lawn fertilization and other services that can help you achieve a healthy, green lawn. Here, they answer a few of the most frequently asked questions regarding fertilization.
can lawn fertilization affect the color of my grass?
When you look at a bag of lawn fertilizer you will notice three numbers, such as 10-10-10 or 20-5-10. These numbers represent the percentages of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium in that particular mix. The first number is nitrogen, which makes grass plants grow and become greener.
Isn't the soil around most suburban homes sufficient enough in nutrients to provide healthy turfgrass plants for an extended period of time? If so, then I don't need to fertilize, right?Actually, suburban soils typically do not have a sufficient quantity of nutrients; therefore, lawn fertilization is needed to provide the additional nutrition essential for lawn growth, health and vigor.
can lawn fertilization help my damaged lawn?
how do I know how many bags of lawn fertilizer or units of liquid lawn fertilizer to buy?
do I need to determine the type of grass I have before buying lawn fertilizer?
call in the experts.
TruGreen PhD-certified specialists have the training and expertise to recognize your lawn’s individual needs. A Healthy Lawn® Analysis performed at the beginning of any TruGreen lawn plan will determine what type of grass you have, and your specialist will further tailor a plan that includes proper lawn fertilization at key times throughout the year to help your lawn reach its fullest potential.Visit TruGreen.com or call 866.688.6722 today to sign up for a lawn care plan and schedule a Healthy Lawn Analysis.