Fertilizer is a lawn’s best friend! It nourishes your soil and plays a big role in the overall health of your lawn. But not all fertilizers are created equal. So how do you determine what type of fertilizer your lawn needs?
First of all, we highly recommend you avoid synthetic fertilizers. While some are good for lawns that are malnourished in one specific nutrient, most of them are packed with fillers, i.e. things your soil doesn’t need. Additionally, many commercial, chemical fertilizers are designed to act fast and produce short-term results. This in turn requires you to purchase and apply more fertilizer. It’s an endless cycle that does your lawn more harm than good! Ultimately, you might get lush, green grass in a matter of days. But this means you’ll have to mow again and apply more fertilizer in a matter of days. (Anyone care to mow more often and spend more money? Yeah, we didn’t think so.)
Slow and steady wins the race.
This brings us to our next recommendation. The best fertilizer for your lawn is the one that helps it grow beautifully at its natural pace. High quality, organic fertilizers contain the good stuff your soil does need such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, but without the fillers. Additionally, organic fertilizers release these valuable nutrients slowly, so as to give your soil time to absorb the nutrients and produce the results you want: healthy, green turf.
Effective fertilizers reduce turf disease, improve weed control, and make your turf look full and green. But the best fertilizer for your lawn isn’t just the most effective kind. It’s also the one that does the most good for your lawn over time.