There are many things you can do yourself to take care of your Lagrangeville property, but lawn fertilization shouldn’t be one of them. Even though administering a couple of doses of fertilizer a year looks like a simple process, it certainly is not. Can you figure it out by yourself? Probably. But it would be so much more beneficial to let a professional take care of the fertilization process for you. Here is why:
Stop Playing the Guessing Game
You notice a big brown patch of grass in your yard. What could it be? Maybe it’s fungus... Or maybe some bugs or grubs...Or maybe you should just put some fertilizer on it and see how it works out?
This is one of the biggest reasons to hire a lawn fertilization expert. Because the first step to growing a healthy lawn is conducting a detailed analysis of the conditions. You need to know the current state of your lawn before applying anything. Application of the wrong remedy can cause excess weed growth, or worse, especially if your yard hasn’t been treated with weed control.
Proper fertilization and treatment is the right path to a healthy, lush lawn that will keep its color and achieve peak growth. A Lehigh Lawns & Landscaping expert will inspect the entire lawn and make sure everything is in order before proceeding. If there is a problem, they will be able to find the cause and address it adequately.
Are You Using the Right Fertilizer?
There are tons of fertilizers on the market, and the majority of them contain the ingredients most DIY-ers look for - nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. But which one matches your grass, soil type or turf density? Lawn fertilization experts are well-equipped with knowledge and know which fertilizers to use, and when and how to use them. Different lawn feeding stages require the use of different compounds, so don’t leave it to chance.
How Much to Apply?
When professionals fertilize your lawn, they make it look fast and easy. It seems like anyone could spray the substance onto the lawn and the magic would happen. The difference is, lawn fertilization experts take environmental factors, such as the wind and soil temperature, into account and make sure the yard gets enough coverage. The process should be repeated a couple of times, not only during spring, but in the fall as well.
One of the most common mistakes homeowners make when fertilizing their own lawn is too little coverage. Over apply, however, and you’ll be bailing hay instead of mowing a lawn.
Saves You Money and Time
Do it yourself projects require time and effort. It is very common to make a couple of mistakes before finally getting it right, and that by itself will cost you more money than simply hiring someone to do the job (and do it better!). Besides, there is really no way for you to be sure that you won’t be causing lasting damage to your lawn by experimenting with the amount of fertilizer to use.