Published at Monday, August 26th 2019. by Ivona Taga in How To.
Fertilizing lawn is a very simple thing to do in taking care about it. By doing this, you won't only have a beautiful and nicer look of your lawn but also you have made the world greener.
However, try to fertilize the lawn grass properly to achieve the best and healthiest lawn. Here're some questioning tips you should consider while fertilizing the lawn.
1. What are the right sources you should take?
Purchase the appropriate fertilizer for your lawngrass. To find out the best fertilizer, simply read the bag or test the soil. Each bag consists of three numbers attached to it, for example, 15-2-5. The number order means that the ratio of 3 main nutrients in all fertilizers: nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium that is listed in this order.
This indicates that a bag contains 15 percent nitrogen, 2 percent phosphorus, and 5 percent of potassium. Nitrogen is used for boosting the growth and green color of the lawn. Meanwhile, phosphorus is for feeding the seedlings and stimulating new growth of roots. And lastly, potassium is for providing all-around vigor and strengthening the lawn's resistance against stress and disease.
2. How much is the best rate for lawn fertilizer?
First of all, you have to know about the size of your own lawn. Then, you should only purchase what you need, follow all the instructions you can find on the bag, and keep in mind that more does not always mean better.
Appropriately calibrated and maintained spreads are aimed at delivering a precise amount of fertilizer across the whole lawn. If you apply the fertilizer unevenly, it will cause variation in color of lawn and potential burning if you over apply it.
3. When we should fertilize our lawn?
Every beginning in April is a great time for you to feed the lawn. Fertilizing the lawn 3 to 4 times a year will make the lawn develops its deep root to resist heat, drought, and wear. It is also developing the growth of thick green top.
During the spring, the green will mean go. When the rain returns & the ground get warm, keep your sight on your lawn to begin to get green. You should fertilize it soon as to promote the growth of deeper root as well as to provide the health of foundation. But remember, you should avoid fertilizing before heavy rain is predicted.
4. Where is the right place to feed your lawn?
If you live near a lake, pond, or stream too much phosphorus on your lawn fertilizer can promote the growth of algae. Therefore, choosing a fertilizer with free phosphorus is the best thing to do. Besides, it is also important to prevent the fertilizer from running off into sewers.
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