Choosing the right fertilizer for your business property
At Yard Smart, we only use the best quality fertilizers. A good quality fertilizer should have a good balance of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and, sometimes, iron to give it that green colour. We offer a wide variety of fertilizers for you to choose from to meet your unique needs. You can choose from a range of fertilizers. From organic fertilizers to synthetic fertilizers, down to liquid or granular formulas, we have you covered. At Yard Smart, we’ll create the perfect plan for your lawn to get it back on track.
When to fertilize your lawn
When it comes to fertilizing your lawn, timing is everything. It all comes down to when you’re planning on applying fertilizer to your lawn, and making sure you’re doing it at the optimal time to get the best results. The most important time to apply fertilizer is in the fall so it can absorb nutrients and feed your lawn until spring.
Spring is the second most critical period to add the fertilizer after the grass awakens the grass from a snowy winter. As a rule of thumb, leaving 6-8 weeks between applications is a good idea to avoid over-fertilization which can lead to salt build-up causing discoloration in your grass.
Is your soil the root cause of the problem?
Most property owners don’t realize that the health of their soil is the root cause of their unhealthy or undesirable lawn. There are so many factors that go into damaging the health of your grass, therefore, checking the quality of your soil is the best indicator of what the problem might be.
Due to rain water and irrigation, most soil will start to lose its nutrients over time. Since it’s normal to see a nutrient deficiency, using a soil test kit to estimate the composition of the soil is the easiest way to assess the soil quality.
Work with us for your lawn fertilization needs
At Yard Smart, we’re never going to cut corners so we can guarantee that you’ll love the results every time. When you hire one of our experts, you are in the hands of professionals who are knowledgeable and experienced in their craft. Whether you’re looking for a one-time consultation and application of fertilizers, or need multiple applications to help bring back a lifeless lawn, we can help. You are proud of the appearance of your property, and we are proud to make it our guarantee.
Everything about lawn fertilization
Can fertilizer burn my lawn?
The short answer to that is yes. When you over-apply fertilizer, it will create an excess of nitrogen and salt, causing your grass to die or become very damaged. You can tell that you have over-fertilized your lawn if you begin to notice discoloration (i.e. brown or yellow grass) or if you begin to see stripes or patches on your lawn where you used the fertilizer.
Will lawn fertilizer kill weeds and insects?
Lawn fertilizers are made up of different components than weed or insect control products, which are primarily made from herbicides, which means that unless you buy lawn fertilizers that specifically call for weed control or insect control, your lawn fertilizer will have no effect on weeds or insects.
Which lawn fertilizer is right for my lawn?
There are a number of variables that come into play. The first is where you live in relation to the more northern or southern part of the country. Fertilizers work best for specific seasons due to fluctuating temperatures. The second is if you have other considerations with your lawn care , for example, if you have weeds or pest problems that you want to take care of while you’re applying your fertilizer for the season.
How long should I wait after seeding my lawn before fertilizing?
If you just applied seed to your lawn, it’s a good time to fertilize. After this initial application, we suggest that you wait 6-8 weeks before applying for a second application. The only thing you want to avoid is over-fertilizing your newly seeded lawn because it can have a reverse effect and actually damage your lawn – which is not the result you ‘re hoping for!