Lawn Fertilizing Techniques for Your Best Lawn Ever

Hank Kerfoot - Monday, April 01, 2013

It's that time of year again - and you've probably got questions about which lawn fertilizing technique will work best for your yard.

lawn fertilizing techniques for your best lawn ever

Using the right techniques when it comes to lawn fertilizing can provide you with lush healthy grass. Choosing balanced, slow-release fertilizers will reduce the amount of maintenance your lawn requires while creating a thick strong turf that stands up through all of the seasons.

Spring lawn fertilizing
The first application for your lawn should be a fertilizer mix that is high in phosphorus and magnesium for strong roots and fast green up. You should use a product with low chlorine content; the chlorine can burn newly growing grass. In the southeastern states, application should be between February and early April.

Crabgrass prevention
You should apply a quality fertilizer with crabgrass control before the end of March if your lawn is prone to crabgrass. Choose a product that also provides post-emergent control for the best results. If you are starting new grass seed, the product you choose should allow for seed starting.

Grub control
Grubs can present significant problems in warmer climates. The beetles and larvae have a longer season to destroy your lawn. Any lengthy dry spells can compound the damage. Using a fertilizer, in spring or early summer that includes grub control will greatly improve your lawn.

Late spring is the best time for broadleaf weed control. If you use a fertilizer with weed control additives, follow the manufacturer’s directions carefully for application amount and timing. A very common mistake is burning the lawn through incorrect weed control applications.

Treatments and timing vary throughout the southeast; the pros at Modern Turf can recommend the best course of action for your lawn. Call (803) 691-9890 with your questions about lawn fertilizing and lawn maintenance in general.