Most homeowners realize that lawn fertilization will keep their Poughkeepsie, NY, lawn looking fresh and well-kept. But there are persistent myths and misconceptions that often confuse homeowners about lawn fertilizer companies and what they do.
Myth: All Lawn Fertilizer Companies Provide the Same Services
While the premise of lawn fertilizer companies may remain similar—they all claim to give you a healthy yard—the products they use and the quality of services they provide vary greatly from one company to the next. When choosing a company to trust with the care and fertilization of your lawn, you should keep these important factors in mind:
Will they be thorough?
What does the application entail?
Will they clean up after the treatment process?
Do they cautiously avoid affecting your water features?
Are they efficient?
Do they always act with professionalism?
Myth: All Fertilizers Are the Same
The services and programs offered by lawn fertilizer companies are not all created equal. Just like anything in life, there is variety in the products used and the services offered.
With our 5-step fertilizer program, homeowners get thorough services, including:
Spring and fall cleanups to leave your lawn looking groomed and well-kept
De-thatching, the removal of dead grass that prevents water and nutrients from reaching the grassroots
Core-aeration, the process of perforating the soil to allow for air, water, and nutrients to properly reach the grassroots
Overseeding, which is the direct planting of grass seed into existing turf, without having to tear up the soil
Misconception: Fertilizing Your Lawn Is Unnecessary
There are plenty of misconceptions about the need to fertilize (or over-fertilize) your lawn. Your lawn may be able to survive without treatments or fertilizer, but it most certainly won’t look the best that it can without some help.
Our number-one priority is to provide our clients with beautiful, healthy lawns that display the true beauty of their landscape and all that it has to offer. Unfortunately, most soil types in your area do not provide the nutrients that are essential for lawns to truly thrive on their own. Without proper treatment, lawns become deficient in the nutrients they need, causing yards to lack vibrant color and life.
To prevent these things from happening, regular fertilizer treatments are especially important to incorporate regularly. With the right company and skillful expert staff, your yard will be taken care of with the highest quality products and maintenance.
Misconception: Fertilizer Is Food for Your Lawn
It’s a pretty common misconception that fertilizer is food for your plants or lawn. This persists when homeowners think their unhealthy lawns are “starving.” While this isn’t an accurate characterization of a wilting lawn, the truth is that fertilizer can be vitally important for giving your lawn a boost of what it actually needs. Plants have the ability to make some of their own nutrients through photosynthesis but can’t always retain what they need on their own.
Myth: Every Yard Requires the Same Number of Treatments
Each and every lawn has its own needs. While most lawns can be similar to one another with general treatment requirements, it’s important to allow experts to determine your lawn’s exact needs and how to treat your it properly and effectively.