Knowing how often to fertilize lawn and yard areas is the key to a healthy yard
Every homeowner wants their lawn to be vibrant and lush all year long. Fertilizing, or “feeding” your lawn, is a way to add nutrients to keep it healthy and supportive of new growth. However, it’s important to know when and how often to fertilize lawn and yard areas for best results.
Frequency and timing with the seasons both need to be considered when deciding the best time to feed a lawn. Not using enough fertilizer or doing so at the wrong time can be ineffective. Over-fertilizing or using fertilizer improperly can damage or even kill your grass. Doing your research is key, so read on to find out Borst’s tips on how often to fertilize lawn and yard areas for beautiful results.
How Do You Know How Often to Fertilize Lawn?
There is a lot of conflicting information out there about how often to fertilize lawn and yard areas to keep them looking as beautiful as possible year-round. Some suggest that lawns should be fed five to six times a year. Others recommend just four times, spread out through the spring, summer, and fall. For those living in the Bergen County area, Borst recommends at least a spring and fall application. Spring soil may need a pick-me-up of potassium and phosphorus or other nutrients, and fertilizing in the fall can make sure your grass germinates properly over the winter.
Fertilization Is A Science! Ask Experts
So now that you know how often to fertilize lawn and yard areas on your property, what comes next? While DIY care is key to keeping a lawn healthy, expert help can go a lot farther than store-bought fertilizer. Fertilizers, NPK levels (nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus—the components of most fertilizers), and grass varieties—all these things require an understanding of the science behind them in order to use them in the safest and most effective way.
Thinking About Going Organic?
If you’re starting to feel a little itchy with all this talk of chemical sprays, you aren’t alone! At Borst, we specialize in natural solutions and organic lawn care and maintenance. This includes working with the natural nutrients in organic material to fertilize and remove pests without relying upon harmful chemicals.
Don’t forget—incorrectly applied fertilizer can harm local wildlife, so when in doubt, call in the experts at Borst!
Why Choose Borst?
You can trust the experts at Borst Landscape & Design to assess the health of your soil and know exactly how often to fertilize lawn and yard areas without leaving anything up to guesswork. We offer comprehensive lawn fertilizer services catered specifically to you and your property. We’ve been serving Bergen County for over thirty years, and we can’t wait to help you get the lawn of your dreams along with the care it deserves. Call us now at (201) 581-8076, or reach us through our online contact form.