Lawn nitrogen is an essential component of healthy grass. Here’s what you should know.
You know that a truly healthy lawn takes a lot more than mowing. A dense, lush lawn requires a comprehensive understanding of the factors that keep your grass healthy year-round. And lawn nitrogen in the soil is critical for plant development. Yet plants can’t use this necessary nutrient unless it is processed by the soil or properly added as fertilizer.
For more information on lawn nitrogen and what you need to know about it, read on!
At Borst Landscape & Design, our natural lawn care program stresses aeration, root stimulation, and natural thatch control. Additionally, our award-winning service actually improves the condition of your soil by promoting healthier and stronger root growth. We have several organic fertilizer service options for your healthy lawn.
What you must know about lawn nitrogen
Grass with a deficiency of lawn nitrogen may show its need for support by yellowing. That’s because nitrogen is a component of chlorophyll and helps the plant produce that vivid green we find so attractive.
However, over-application of topical lawn nitrogen can burn or kill the grass you hope to revive or lead to a burst of growth that seems good on the surface but hides root damage below.
Additionally, chemical fertilizers can contribute to soil and air pollution. Nitrogen, if not absorbed, can become runoff that leaches into bodies of water, impacting wildlife and drinking water.
Lawn care is a science
Fertilizing naturally is a great way to add nutrients to keep your grass healthy from root to blade. Most commercial fertilizers contain nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus, the top three lawn foods. But it’s important to know that applying fertilizer correctly is a science.
It’s essential to know when and how often to fertilize your grass, as well as the current composition of the soil and what kind of grass variety you have. Understanding the big picture behind the ecosystem of your lawn leads to more effective use of fertilizers and better results. It’s wise to partner with lawn care experts to ensure your lawn gets what it needs to thrive.
When lawn nitrogen is naturally occurring, it’s the result of a process in which microorganisms break down organic matter. Unlike simply applying a fast-acting fertilizer to the surface of your yard, this natural process is a slow-release process from the ground up. Using organic sources of nitrogen builds healthy soil rather than only feeding the plant.
Partner with Borst for a naturally healthy lawn
The science-based Borst approach works in concert with nature’s system of built-in checks and balances. We carefully prepare your soil to receive the microbial benefits of our natural lawn care program. Later, as our biodegradable, organic fertilizers break down, they release nutrients and actually improve the structure of the soil, which increases its ability to hold water and nutrients.
Reach out to the professionals at Borst today for the best lawn care in Bergen County. Setting up your fully customizable lawn care and maintenance is convenient and quick! Call Borst at (201) 822-9327 or connect with us online.