When Should I Fertilize My Lawn?
Every lawn needs fertilization but just how often should this be done? Well, this all depends on your goals for your lawn!
First, consider how much you are willing to spend on fertilizer and if you feel you can do it yourself. Fertilizing your lawn should take place about 5 or 6 times a year. It should happen in early spring, late spring, mid-summer, early fall, late fall and, sometimes, during winter.
Your first application in spring is to boost grass growth while a summer application is good to kill and prevent weeds from emerging. These first two applications are the most important as they lay the foundation for a great-looking lawn!
Summer fertilizer will give you wonderful color and growth. In the fall, fertilizing promotes seed germination and any weeds from growing. If you decide to fertilize in winter, your lawn’s color will be maintained and it will look healthy during the colder months.
Deciding whether to fertilize yourself or use a service is the next thing you need to think about. Treating your lawn yourself can be tricky, but if you know which fertilizer to buy for your particular lawn, then, by all means, go ahead!
The professionals know exactly what you need and will take the hassle away from you! The key here, however, is to work with a local company who knows the needs of your area’s lawns well.
Sometimes, the amount of money you spend on fertilizer can equal the cost of hiring a service to fertilize your lawn. It is therefore always wise to do some calculations beforehand and see which option comes up cheaper.
Time is another factor and, once you have factored this in, hiring a service can often be the cheaper alternative! Of course, if you like working on your lawn yourself, that may be an option, too!