Trying to find the right fertilizer for your lawn can be a daunting task. Just shopping for fertilizers is enough to bring any homeowner into a state of panic. Why are there so many options? What do all of the numbers mean? How much do I apply? Do they accept refunds if I’ve used the whole bag? Now, before you panic just reading this, let's break down fertilizing for you so that you can understand what it is, and why it is so important for your yard.
Why Are There So Many Options?
Lawn care is a delicate operation that involves balancing chemicals and Ph levels to give your grass the best chance for success. Each fertilizer at the store is designed for lawns with different levels. The three numbers, in particular, are for the percent of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium present in the bag. Why these three elements? Let us explain.
Nitrogen encourages the production of chlorophyll, a needed ingredient in photosynthesis, which promotes healthy leaf and grass growth.
Phosphorus directly helps the roots and stems in your yard grow healthy and strong.
Potassium strengthens your lawn, helping it to resist disease and drought.
*Whatever percent is left after these three key ingredients is just inert materials and trace elements that are also healthy for your yard.
Before you can pick the right fertilizer, you must first find out if your yard's soil is nutrient deficient and in what way. To do this you can purchase a soil test kit. This will help you learn about the composition of your soil to find the right balance of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium to keep your yard healthy.
Benefits Of Fertilization
Have you ever seen a lawn that is just breathtaking? Cut perfectly, lush, and just the right color of green? This is what the right fertilization and maintenance can accomplish for your Frisco lawn. Your grass will be the talk of the neighborhood and as healthy as it ever could be. There really isn’t a downside.
Why Choose Addison For The Job?
Here at Addison, we understand how much of a daunting job fertilizing your yard can be. For this reason, we are here to do it for you. We have the training and experience needed to evaluate your yard and pick the right balance and application method to give it the highest chance for health and success. We know how often lawns need fertilization and, with a quick inspection, we can know which lawn care methods will best benefit yours.