Lawn Fertilization Tips
- A well-planned fertility program is a basic part of proper lawn maintenance. Lawns that are under-fertilized tend to be thin with poor color. Lawns that are over-fertilized, especially with high levels of soluble nitrogen fertilizer, tend to have thatch problems and are more prone to insect and disease damage.
- The goal of a good fertilizer program is to produce a reasonable amount of top growth, but not at the expense of root growth or carbohydrate storage. A good root system is the key factor to a healthy lawn.
- Most lawn experts agree that fertilizers with N (Nitrogen),
P (Phosphorus), and K (Potassium) analysis ratios of 3-1-2 or 4-1-2 (or ratios in that range) are acceptable for use on any lawn. An example of this would be a fertilizer bag with a 21-7-14 ratio. The fertilizer should also have at least one-half of its Nitrogen in a slow-release form.
- The best time to fertilize your lawn is when it’s actively growing and in need of nutrients. Lawn fertilization is truly the case of a little occasionally is good, but a lot at one time is bad for the grass.
- The Greenview Company takes a lot of the guesswork out of fertilizing. By following their 4-step program, a regular feeding is ensured throughout the growing season.
- Step 1: Greenview Crabgrass Control Plus Lawn Food
Feeds, Greens and thickens your lawn. Prevents and controls crabgrass and other grassy weeds.
- Step 2: Greenview Broadleaf Weed Control Plus Lawn Food
Kills and controls over 250 listed weeds. Helps retain water to protect against heat and drought.
- Step 3: Greenview Lawn Food
Restores nutrients to your soil, providing overall better nutrition for your lawn.
- Step 4: Greenview Fall Lawn Food
Promotes early spring green-up. Restores nutrients to your soil, providing overall better nutrition for your lawn.
- Always follow the manufactures instructions for proper
application rates and instructions. Most cases of “it didn’t work!” are due to operator error and not following the