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Importance of a Proper Fertilizer Program

March 19, 2020 @ 11:20 am by Josh Kaminski
Importance of a Proper Fertilizer Program
Fertilizer & Weed Control 

 

The purpose of fertilizing a lawn is to add the necessary nutrients, in the required amounts, and at the proper time to achieve a desirable and healthy lawn. Fertilization, along with pre-emergent crabgrass and post emergent broadleaf weed control will create a healthy, green, lush lawn that your neighbors will envy.

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Healthy lawns depend on many factors including the presence of proper nutrients and essential elements that are absorbed by roots from the soil. 

When natural soil processes do not provide adequate supplies of these essential elements, fertilizer should be applied to maintain optimum turfgrass growth.

 

 

We recommend the use of quality slow release granular fertilizers along with a couple applications of liquid fertilizers that are paired with broadleaf weed control.  By using a mixture of both liquid and granular fertilizer, your lawn benefits in the short and

long run. Liquid applications gives the turf a quick boost in growth and color. Yet, it does not provide a long term consistent amount of the nutrients the turf needs. Slow release granular fertilizers give the turf an even well balanced amount of fertilizer over a longer time period, which helps the turf maintain a consistent color and keeps it healthier. Through years of proven success, this fertilizer program of both granular and liquid fertilizers paired with weed control, your lawn will benefit year after year.

 

 

Below you will see LKM's fertilizer program steps. From years of professional experience, the applications performed at the proper times and rates results in healthy and aesthetically appealing turf. In some cases, soil tests are recommended to diagnose the best plan to maintain your turf at the proper rates and type of fertilizer. 

  1. Pre-emergent Crabgrass Control & Balanced Granular Fertilizer – (March/April)
  2. Broadleaf Weed Control (Triple Acting) & Liquid Fertilizer – (April/May)
  3. Balanced Granular Fertilizer with Iron Supplement & Spot Treat Broadleaf Weeds – (May/June)
  4. Balanced Granular Fertilizer with Iron Supplement & Spot Treat Broadleaf Weeds – (June/July)
  5. Broadleaf Weed Control (Triple Acting) & Liquid Fertilizer – (August/September)
  6. Balanced Dormant Fertilizer – (October/November) 

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If you need professional service for your lawn, please contact us and we can meet with you to discuss the best course of action to have your lawn standing out in your neighborhood!

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