Everyone has that one neighbour that always seems to have the greenest grass in the neighbourhood. And, no matter how hard you try, you can never seem to get the same results. With proper technique and application of fertilizer, you can be that neighbour. And, we are here to help you with that.
Keeping your grass green through the summer can be challenging, but making sure that your grass comes back green and healthy the next year requires planning. Part of that planning is the way you fertilize your lawn. When spring first rolls around, the snow is melting and the ground is beginning to thaw. The trees are beginning to bud and the grass is waking up from its long winter hibernation. This is a great time to begin fertilizing your lawn so it comes in strong and healthy. The fertilizer for this time of year should have a high nitrogen content to help get the grass growing quickly. This can be determined by the first number on the fertilizer bag. As shown in the picture below.
To control weeds, disease or insect infestation, follow manufacturer recommendation if you are using spray. Caution should always be used with any spray. Consult with a local supplier, Department of Agriculture or properly qualified and licensed applicator. Relatively new formulations of fertilizer, fungicide or herbicides are easy and safe to use, given a reasonable control program. If a serious problem occurs, obtain assistance as soon as possible to avoid permanent damage.
A program of aeration, liming, top dressing or over seeding annually may be advisable to ensure healthy, vigorous, and continued growth, especially in problem areas. The appearance and aesthetic pleasure of your lawn will reflect the care you provide for it.
When you get your sod home what do you do with it? This section will help you get it on the ground properly and get it growing quickly so that you can have a nice lawn in no time at all!
Once the sod is growing, it still requires a few things to stay healthy and to look great every year. Here are a few articles to help you have the greenest lawn you possibly can.