One of the most important things you can do for your lawn is to fertilize it. It’s a good idea to feed your lawn at least 4 times per year which in return will make your yard healthier and more beautiful. Keep reading to learn more about why its important.
Your lawn begins to wake up in the spring so fertilizing will strengthen roots and get it off to a good start. Apply early spring lawn fertilizer once between February and April, when your grass is starting to green up and begin to actively grow (around the time your lawn first needs to be mowed).
By this point your grass is busy and using up stored energy, so you need to keep it well-nourished. Apply late spring lawn fertilizer once between April and June, 6 to 8 weeks after the early spring feeding.
Summer is tough on grass due to the high heat temperatures, drought, foot traffic and insects. Fertilizing helps protect and strengthen it. Apply summer lawn fertilizer once between June and August, 6 to 8 weeks after the late spring feeding.
Your lawn needs to recover from summer damage while getting ready for its winter nap. Doing your fall lawn fertilization will strengthen roots and increase nitrogen storage for a healthy, green lawn next spring. Apply fall lawn fertilizer once between August and November, right before winter hits, 6 to 8 weeks after the summer feeding.
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