3 Amazing But True Facts About Lawn Fertilizer

Hank Kerfoot - Monday, March 03, 2014

Can lawn fertilizer really give your grass the boost it needs to stay healthy year round?

3 Amazing But True Facts About Lawn FertilizerTalk about lawn fertilizer with your friends and neighbors and you might be surprised what gets discussed. Here are three interesting facts that’ll give you a new appreciation for your lawn fertilizer.

1. Help Grass Develop Strong Roots Systems. Different kinds of grass grow more actively at certain times of the year. The first step to applying fertilizer is figuring out when the fertilizer can most effectively provide nutrients. This will sustain the growth.

2. Dormant Doesn’t Mean Dead. In the winter months, most plants go into a state of dormancy that is similar to animal hibernation. Their life processes slow down as they conserve energy to make it through the colder months of the year. Fertilizing your lawn before winter can give the grass a better chance of survival. Boosting their natural supplements will make them healthy and give them access to reserves in the most difficult months of the year.

3. Too Much of a Good Thing. Don’t over-fertilize your lawn. Not only is this detrimental to the environment, it can actually harm your grass. Nutrients in fertilizers are very concentrated and should be used sparingly to boost the immunity and health of grass before times of inclement weather or to help develop healthy roots with newly planted lawns.

For more information about lawn fertilizer, call (803) 691-9890.