Lawn Fertilization Tips
- A well-planned fertility program is an essential 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 a 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 Gro-Fine Company takes a lot of the guesswork out of fertilizing. By following their 4-step program, regular feeding is ensured throughout the growing season.
- 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 instructions.
- Step 1: Gro-Fine Crabgrass Control (Apply In Early Spring)
Will control crabgrass as pre-emergent or early post-emergent to extend application window for quick, deep, even greening
- Step 2: Gro-Fine Weed & Feed (Apply Anytime Weeds Are Actively Growing)
Controls most common lawn weeds, including: dandelions, white clover, and chick weed.
- Step 3: Gro-Fine Lawn Food (Apply Any Season When Grass Is Green And Growing)
Combines quick greening with timed-release feeding for long-lasting results, up to 2 months without rapid growth spurts. Stimulates tiller and rhizome development to improve density and helps grass plants multiply themselves for a stronger, greener lawn.
- Step 4: Gro-Fine Winterizer Lawn Food (Apply In The Fall)
Provides essential nutrients for vigorous growth of turf grasses after the winter dormant stage. Helps lawns withstand the harsh winter season promoting stronger root development, and quicker green-up and thick lawn in spring.