While fertilizing may be one of the easier parts of your lawn care routine, it is important to know when to do so and which products to use. Here at Denton Lawnscapers, we are happy to help you make the best decision about how and when to fortify your landscape.
Our professionals are available to provide free at-home consultations to assist you in choosing the right fertilizers. This service allows you to go over the grass breed(s) you’re caring for, as well as other foliage you want to keep healthy, with an expert who can guide you in setting a routine that serves both your landscape and your schedule. So what are a few things you might consider when reaching out for feedback about fertilizing?
If you fertilize too early, you risk wasting valuable nutrients and accidentally feeding weeds instead of the plants you want to nourish. Weeds are naturally opportunistic, soaking up whatever is available to help them grow. This is why they spread so easily and cause damage to your lawn. Meanwhile, most grasses and flowers have a peak growth period that begins mid-spring. Here in north Texas, that means you’ll get the most bang for your buck by fertilizing right around the month of May. If you want to optimize your fertilization schedule without encouraging intrusive weed growth, let us know help you make the best decision about when and what to use to fortify your lawn.
The three most common types of ground cover in north Texas are St. Augustine, Zoysia grass, and Bermuda grass. All three benefit from mid-season fertilization, as mentioned above, but there are a few differences worth noting. For St. Augustine grass, a light fertilization every 2 weeks will keep it happy. But for Zoysia and Bermuda grass, it depends more on the pH of the soil. In our region, nitrogen is a prime ingredient in most fertilizers, but overdoing it can risk making the soil too acidic. Depending on the pH of your lawn, you may need to fertilize only once annually to keep your grass green.
If you’re not sure how to identify your ground cover, or if you need help testing pH levels in your soil, Denton Lawnscapers is here to help you out. Our free lawn consultation services offer the advice and products you need to treat your turf right.