Your gardener or landscaping company may want to talk you into using fertilizer to improve the overall look and feel of your lawn. In itself, this is certainly not a bad idea. Using fertilizer is one of the only ways to improve or keep your lawn in decent shape. One of the main issues that homeowners end up facing is that they’re not sure, when or why they should even fertilize their lawn. When you don’t have that down, we can’t even talk about why one type of fertilizer is better than another. Here are some simple things that you need to know about lawn care fertilizer for the next time that your landscaping company presents this idea to you about using it.
Have A Goal In Mind When You’re Using Fertilizer
One of the biggest mistakes when it comes to fertilizer is just spreading it all over the place, and not having a clear sense of what type of results you’re looking for. There are some lawn care companies that are going to try and push their clients to use fertilizer just to sell another service. Even when you may not even need fertilizer on that grass, or you need something very specific.
Grass Also Goes Through Seasons
We’re usually very cognizant of the fact that trees will go through different seasons. We expect them to shed their leaves in the fall for example. However, when it comes to grass we want to make sure that it’s always green. That’s not going to happen ever with certain types of grass. Particularly with the type of local weather that we get around here. There are moments throughout the year when certain types of fertilizers will be ineffective. What you’re going to want to do is what they call “winterizing” the grass. To make sure that it’s going to be ready for next season. Now if you want to have nice green grass throughout the whole year you may need to outright change the type of grass that’s on your property. We’d have an entirely different conversation in that situation. Fertilizing is not a magic cure to all grass-related issues.
It’s A Process Not A One Time Thing
Apart from not using the right type of fertilizer for the season or the type of lawn that you have, another one of the main issues with fertilizer is when it’s used almost as a magic potion. What we mean by this is that people believe that fertilizer is going to fix all of their lawn problems. That’s just not going to be the case. Particularly if the lawn is not properly watered or cut. Fertilizer is something that can work really well as a part of a lawn care strategy. Don’t expect magic results from virtually nothing. That’s not something that’s realistic in any way.
If you need help developing a lawn care strategy then you may want to call Project Landscape in Calgary. They are able to point you in the right direction when it comes to the type of fertilizer that you need. While also crafting a unique lawn care strategy for your lawn.